Sunday, January 25, 2015

Another shower, this time in Ruston LA

Let's catch up first.
The other day I kept hearing a loud engine noise.  I went outside looking for it and saw a helicopter fly by trailing a cable with something on the end of it.  I ran inside to get the camera but it was hidden by the trees by then.  Can you see the red dot in the center of the pic.
Now can you see it?  Believe it or not that is a helicopter and the object that was trailing below it was a type of chain saw.  LOL Well it was some kind of saw that is used to cut tree limbs from right of ways around utility lines.  That helicopter hovered going up and down for about an hour cutting the limbs.  I wish I could have gotten closer to get a better picture or video.
That evening we had a beautiful sunset.  Again, the trees got in the way.
 We left Friday morning for Ruston, LA.  We were meeting up with Mike and Kaitlyn and her parents.  We set up at Lincoln Parrish park.  We have stayed here before.  It's a very nice campground that looks like you are in the middle of the woods and yet you are very close in town.
The lake has a runners track around it and even with temps in the 30's there were people out  running.  Too cold for me!
Friday night there was a surprise birthday party for Kaitlyn's sister.  It was her 21st!
Not a good picture.  The door opened and I snapped.  She really was surprised.  She doesn't show it as much as her boyfriend does.  LOL
The party was held at the Norton Building.  This was also where the baby shower was held.
Jeff cooked up a huge pot of jambalaya.  It was spicy but very good.
That big pot was packed full when we started eating.  Those college kids can sure put away some food fast.
This morning we went to the  LA Tech campus.  Mike and Kaitlyn are both engineering alumni and wanted to walk around.
 It really is a beautiful campus.
 The fountain is the "Lady of the Mist".  A pregnant Kaitlyn poses in front.

                                                           There is Michael's brick!
                                                        Then it was time to go to the shower.
                                                      I loved the little Darth Vader chair!

It was a good day with friends and family.  Happy birthday Courtney and can't wait for "little Doug" to get here.
Everyone is leaving in the morning heading for home.  We are going to stay one more day and enjoy this park.  safe travels everyone!