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Our names are John and Cathryn and we live in  Kalispell, Montana with our beautiful Golden Retriever, Annie.  After we both experienced some rough patches late in life, we met each other through a mutual friend in October of 2014. Last summer (2016) we returned to Cathryn's home in Montana after a year long RV trip together around this beautiful country.  We traveled over 31,000 miles and drove through over 35 states.  It was an adventure to remember and one that sealed a friendship between us that we hope will last the rest of our lives.  We have decided to continue living here in Northwest Montana and have started building our "together" home in the country outside of Kalispell.  As our new home on two country acres becomes our special place to live out our golden years, we hope you will share the adventures with us through this blog. We are happy, content and enjoying life "one day at a time" to the fullest! 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Coushatta RV Resort & Casino, Kinder, Louisiana

I made it to the resort and I am pleased with what I found.  This place is really big!  It is also first class.  I signed up for three nights and found a coupon on line that gave me an additional two nights for free so I am going to be here until next Wednesday, the 19th.   I have reservations in Rockport, Texas on the 20th so looks like Holidays on the Texas Gulf Coast.  Yahooooo!  That's Texas talk for something.  Up in the PNW we go Wohoooo!

The first thing I did when I got here was go over and check out the big casino and all the eating places.  I hate the smell of cigarette smoke but it comes with the territory.  I even played a few dollar machines just for fun and won ten dollars!  So I treated myself to a cold local beer, six grilled oysters in the half-shell and a basket of onion rings.  Very good.  I even got hit on by a lady that sat down next to me in the bar.  I acted like Forrest Gump and brushed it off as I have no interest except social friendship, and maybe that was the intent, but it seemed a little odd when she sat next to me and there were lots of other empty stools at the bar.  She inquired about my oysters!  Hmmmmmm.  If nothing else it boosted my ego for a moment even if I was wrong.  The next morning I decided to continue treating myself so I went back for breakfast and had biscuits and gravy. Also very good.

Yesterday, Saturday, Dexter and I drove around the area to see what is here and discovered quickly that there is not much here.  Small towns and that's about it.  There was a Cajun Christmas Festival going on in the little town north of us so I went.  It was a very small town affair but kind of neat too.  I sure had some looks from the locals but walked around all the booths and decided to take home dinner since the food looked and smelled so good and was home cooked.  I bought a bowl of Cajun Gumbo and a home made pickle which  was really big.  It was very good for dinner and very filling.  I need to learn how to make that gumbo.

Today it is raining very, very hard so I am sitting inside writing and piddling.  I always said I wanted a tin or metal roof so I could hear the rain falling but I don't think I want that anymore.  The rain hitting on the roof of  this travel trailer is almost deafening and I'm already hard of hearing.  I will settle for a front porch like we had in San Antonio so I can sit in a swing or rocking chair and see and hear it.  I really miss that porch and sitting on it with Pati.

I may watch a good movie later just for a change.  I've got some good ones that Jason made for me for these times.  Something happy to cheer me up.  I am feeling a little guilty because I didn't go to church this morning as planned.....just didn't feel up to it.  I should have gone and prayed with others for the children and teachers that were murdered in Connecticut.  I am sad enough as it is but that really added to my sadness.  God bless them and their families.  I never missed a chance to hug my Pati and my children and tell her and them how much I loved them. I hope we all take every opportunity to do the same with all our loved ones, especially the children.

There really is nothing here to show pictures of so I will sign off until I get settled in Rockport and let you know how things are there.  Adios.

I was looking for a way to say good-by in Cajun and I came across this site.  Very interesting and you should check it out if you have time.

http://www.freewebs.com/thecajunbayou/howtospeakcajun.htm