05.30.14 Lovely little Kinder, Louisiana

10174784_10152137605013773_1700015888_nWe’ve been keeping this lovely little town of Kinder, Louisiana a secret and now it’s time to share!

We arrived at Quiet Oaks RV Park last Saturday making our first stop back in Louisiana in two months.   Crossing the Louisiana state line always feels good and this time was no different.

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This is by far the quietest, most restful, well-maintained, yet quaint and pretty RV resort we’ve stayed at.  We have two rows of flowering gardenia bushes right outside our door and the fragrance they put out is spectacular.  You’re encouraged to pick any of their flowers to enjoy in your RV.  We’ve loved staying here and would choose to stay longer but it’s not a Coast to Coast resort so we have to pay to stay and a week was as much as we wanted to pay for.  If you have Passport America the rate is only $16 a night.

This is not a place to bring your kids if you’re looking for a lot of entertainment for them other than the wide open spaces, a fishing pond and fresh blooming flower bushes and vegetable plants all around.  I think it’s the perfect place for kids to get away from the plugged in world (they do have wifi if you want it) and just play like kids should play!

There are not that many RVs here but we’ve seen several come and go in our week here.  We can only figure it’s a big secret but it’s one that needs to get shared!  I’d recommend this park to anyone traveling to Texas from Louisiana or the reverse.  It’s just a few miles off I-10 in Kinder, Louisiana.

About 10 miles down the highway from here is Coushatta Casino which Roy and I visited one evening this week with our ziploc bag of $5 in change ready to blow the coushattahouse away.  Well, reality was we lost it quicker than you could snap your fingers and we got out of there!

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Their dinner buffet was way out of our price range so we opted for Fausto’s Seafood about 5 miles from here.  There we had delicious fried fish, shrimp, fries, coleslaw and hot jambalaya. Delicious for only $9.99 a plate!

On our way home we saw another restaurant and this one was Roy’s Catfish Hut so of course we had to plan a visit there.  Their food was considerably more expensive but the food was not really any better, especially the stuffed crab which I didn’t find any crab in!  If you’re ever in Kinder I’d definitely recommend Fausto’s over Roy’s Catfish Hut even if they did name it after my dear hubby!2014-05-29_16-55-24_969

We’re leaving here Saturday before noon headed for our driveway on Wardline Road in Hammond.  Can’t wait to see how all the plants we transplanted and cut back two months ago are doing now that they are growing and blooming!!! We’ll be there for a couple of weeks, move somewhere else to give our renters a chance to pack and leave without us around, and then we’ll move back early July until the house sells so who knows how long we’ll be in Hammond.  We’re going to be getting the house picture perfect to put on the market as quickly a we can.  We’re hoping to see lots of friends and family while we’re in the area and are open to visits from all.  Especially if you’re having a crawfish boil, knowing how much Roy and I love them and how deprived we’ve been being in Texas these last two months we’d be glad to help you out by eating some of yours!!  I’d love to pick some blueberries and/or blackberries while we’re home, so suggestions on places to do that are welcome!

I don’t plan to do too much writing while we’re home but will keep everyone updated on things now and then.  I’ve gotten so use to telling everything that it’s a little late to try to stop now!

Ya’ll have a great weekend!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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2 thoughts on “05.30.14 Lovely little Kinder, Louisiana

  1. It sounds like a really relaxing place! I’m ready to go blueberry & blackberry picking too – if the rain would only let up! Looking forward to see you guys again!

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