Camping at Fort Polk

This is our first quintessential camping experience. The RV Park at Fort Polk is very small on a first come, first serve basis. There is a total of 14 RV spaces. We were so lucky to get in on a holiday weekend. We were greeted shady, concrete pads. All sites have view of the lake. I am so glad that we got here right after 1 pm so that we can enjoy the afternoon at this fun spot.

We decided to head to the Commissary after we set up. Fort Polk is a HUGE Army base. It took us one hour to find it. We kept getting turned around with poor directions. We finally ended up at the old Commissary building, confused. The new Commissary building is about ¼ mile down the road. I turned into a little kid. I kept asking are we there yet. I then stated that if I knew this would have taken so long to find that I would have brought a drink and a snack. I started to worry that we would never find the RV park again.

Once we filled up with groceries we started back. Of course, we got turned around. I knew the general direction but got turned around near the pistol and rifle ranges. So glad that WAZE works so well on base. It got us back to your beautiful site. A storm moved through to cool it down. We got to enjoy a nice evening outside.

We ate tomato sandwiches for dinner. Yes, tomato sandwiches. We passed so many farms and farm stands that we both started to wax eloquently about the best summer sandwich. Fresh tomatoes, mayonnaise on beautiful piece of bread. Yeah, there is nothing better.

After dinner we went for a short walk. We were told there are not gators in the lake but there are warning signs along the river stating to be aware of gators and snakes. The hiking path got really narrow and was surrounded by tall grass. We decided to turn around and keep to the path that was farther away from the lake with less tall grass.

Tomorrow we will reach our destination.

2 Comments on “Camping at Fort Polk

  1. Hmmm tomato sandwiches …. sounds interesting. I guarantee if we were around you two more often, in no time we’d loose the travel weight we’ve gained.

    • You both look great. Don’t let a tomato sandwich fool you. It is made with mayo, lots of may. I like it on crusty white bread. Now that we are north, I have stopped eating them though. It is hard to get large, fresh tomatoes up north this late in the season. We are now on smaller, fresh tomatoes. I keep a bowl out like a candy dish. Luckily, we have farmer markets in different towns each day so I can load up once we run out.

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