Trip is going great! We spent Sunday night at Fort Yargo State Park in Georgia, then flew through Alabama and Mississippi and spent last night at a cute if 'rustic' campground on a swamp outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
As usual, The highlights of the trip have been the food. We ate a delicious and unusual sandwich called a Muffaletta and hush puppies for dinner last night, and lunch today was Po Boys. The Muffaletta had fried oysters and fish and tons of chopped green olives. The half size was more than enough for Ben and I to share.
Last night we were woken twice, once by the loudest clasp of thunder I've ever heard, and again by the call of a Barred Owl. The owl's call sounded like a monkey hyena coyote and was terrifying until we figured out what it was (thanks Google!). It reminded me of how terrified I was the first time I heard kookuburras while camping.
Then this morning as we were about to pack up a crazy rainstorm hit. Brian and Betty refused to get out of the car. Betty wouldn't even budge when I offered her breakfast, which is a testament to how much our dogs hate going out in the rain. They're in for a surprise when we get to Portland I guess!
We arrived in Austin, Texas this evening and are too tired to go anywhere so we've ordered pizza. We're staying in a hotel so Ben can get some work done and I can wrap Christmas presents.