Paul and I decided, before anyone else got up, that we just needed to cut our losses and head to New Orleans a day ahead of schedule. He called New Orleans and they had a spot for us- but what really cemented the deal was that they had free laundry facilities! So we woke the kids up, packed up and left hot, hot, hot Texas.
The drive was about 6 hours, and everyone was ready to be out of the van when we arrived. This state park is so nice and neat and the bathrooms are clean and air conditioned! We were thrilled when we arrived. The men began setting up, I began laundry and the girls played with Sam on the playground. Within an hour of arriving, however, the sun began to set, and then the mosquitoes came out in force. They were relentless, and we had no bug spray. So the men did what they had to, and we left to get dinner and bug spray.
When we returned, we tried hard not to let any bugs in the tent and to get situated so we wouldn't have to open the tent door any more than necessary. We finally got all settled, thanking God again for the a/c unit and went to sleep. Sometime during the night, it began to rain, and it has rained all day. If there is anything worse than camping, it is camping in the rain. Everything gets wet. It is so steamy where we are since it is near the swamp, and so buggy.