We arrived at the KOA in Baton Rouge on Thursday afternoon just before a nice rain shower came through the area. Luckily we were all set up before the rains began to fall.
After getting set up and Stephen getting off work we made our way over to his new apartment to deliver his doggie, Jo Jo. His apartment building is basically right downtown.
|Inside the Apartment Complex First floor is 1 level up
He doesn't have to fight the traffic in the mornings or afternoons for work and its convenient. It's an older building with concrete walls so he doesn't have any noice issues there at all. It is a nice apartment and much larger than the one he had in Auburn!! He is going to turn his second bedroom into a media room!!
|Parking by the lake at the apartment, Governor's Mansion across the lake and the trees
|View from his living room window
We have a nice site but I will confess....its not the kind of campground we prefer for lots of reasons.
The first being the price!! As those of you that travel know, KOAs are upper in the price range. Don't get me wrong, its a very nice campground with concrete sites and patios laid with pavers. Right across the road from our site is a beautiful grassy area to walk the dogs....well, to walk Asher.
Nick is old and doesn't wish to cross the street to do his business. There is a very nice pool with hot tub and patio area and out front is a very well kept putt-putt golf course for the kids and kids at heart.
The second reason its not our cup of tea is there are very few trees.
I know all KOAs are not treeless but this one is. We like nature!!!! I sure miss my birds chirping in the morning and the beautiful trees and hiking trails. This campground is the closest to our son's new apartment so for this trip its the campground of choice.
We've enjoyed the people that have come through and most have seemed very friendly. We've been asked lots of questions about our Oliver and have enjoyed talking Oliver with those that are curious.
|We got to do an outside close-up on a Newell Motorcoach...awesome
We haven't done anything blog worthy since arriving here. To be honest....resting has been nice!! Once we get our "travel legs" on we will begin to plan things a little better. We traveled too many back to back days and that just wore us out.
We do plan to get out a bit beginning tomorrow and see what we can see in this area.
Our little guy, Nick, had a "spell" of some sort about a month ago. He woke up and couldn't walk very well and his head did a lot of jerky motions. We both thought he might be having a seizure or stroke!!! We gave him a Temaril P which contains a tiny amount of prednisone. By the time we got him to the vet he was pretty much his old self again. Our vet in LaGrange checked him over real well and said he felt like it was something with the brain stem, like some fluid build up or swelling. He prescribed prednisone (1/2 dose once a day) and it cleared things up real well. We hate for him to be on prednisone so when he started getting lots better we decided to give him 1/4 of a dose every other day and he seemed to be doing good with that. No more episodes. So in bringing Stephen his doggie to Baton Rouge we let the dose go to about 3 or 4 days. Last night he had another episode!! We immediately gave him 1/2 dose of prednisone and by bedtime he was walking pretty good and the head jerking had stopped. We called the vet this morning and he said we needed to continue the prednisone...I guess this means we can't begin a career as a vet any time soon. So we will do one more 1/2 dose and then go to the 1/4 dose everyday for a few days and then try the every other day but no more than every other day. High doses of prednisone can cause Cushings Disease in dogs but the vet felt like the 1/4 dose would not cause this. Bless his heart...our furbabies so become part of our families and when they are not feeling just right we aren't either. Please say a prayer for our little Nicky!!