Thursday, April 27, 2017

Day 4 - the trip out west continues.

After a great night's sleep we woke up early and ready to hit the road, the weather looks bad and we wanted to try and beat it.  Taking US 165 south from Monroe our first stop was in Columbia. LA.  We stopped because we saw a beautiful green Gothic church and had to see it more closely.   We then spotted another little church, turns out it was a meditation chapel.  Our stop was well worth it to see these two wonderful churches.  Back in the 1800's Columbia was a busy port on the Ouachita River, a lot of cotton passed through the tiny town.

From Columbia we continued south to Lake Charles, LA and drove pass some of the old homes there.  The weather was still stormy and I want to make it to at least a good bit into Texas before night fall.

After a short drive around Lake Charles I pointed the Roadtrek west and Texas soon appeared in the windshield.  We stopped In Conroe, TX for dinner at Manny's BBQ, it was not the best choice, I was looking forward to some great Texas BBQ and this was not it.  Some people probably love it, after all, food is very subjective to being liked or not by everyone.   It was not for me, we still have to find us some of the great BBQ that is created in Texas!  We are hoping that some West Texas BBQ will satisfy our cravings.

This being our our fourth night on our trip I thought it be best to spend the night at a campground so we could fill our freshwater tank, dump our black and gray tanks and enjoy a nice "hotel" shower.  Pulling into Brenham we settled in at the Artesian Park RV Campground.  With our Passport America membership we paid $20 for the night, a great deal.