welcome center is gorgeous and quiet. After spending the rest of the quiet,
peaceful nite here, I get up early and explore the paths through the bayou’s
and around the lake. I don’t see any alligators but plenty of little
lizard-type creatures eating lots of mosquitoes I hope!
I have until 5pm to make it to Scott, about 70 miles from Lake Charles so I head to Lake Charles,
don my bathing suit, and spend the day on the beach & swimming in the
warmest tea-colored water of Lake
Charles, and continue reading Patricia Cornwell’s new
book & I’m still in heaven!
Jasi & I swam here in June on our way to California, but it was
late at night. Now, as then, I am almost the only one on the beach &
certainly the only one in the water.
I wonder if the water in contaminated – what an idiotic
thing to wonder in this country & this day & age. I passed an oil
refinery just on the other side (probably texas side) of the bridge & there
are a lot of industrial-looking buildings around here.
But the water is warm & inviting, the bottom sand so no
squishy yucky lake bed to disturb me, at least close to the shore.
By 3 I need to head out to make it to Scott on time! I can’t
wait to fill up again.