We departed Paul B. Johnson State Park in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and headed through Jackson and Vicksburg wishing we had time to stop and explore both of those areas. Soon we were crossing the Mighty Mississippi River which is a monumental landmark denoting we are have left the eastern United States. Back to the west! Yay, not that we don’t love the east but it sure feels great to get back to the west (almost).
Welcome to Louisiana where we decided to stop at the Louisiana Welcome Center.
On to Monroe and West Monroe. The RV park was easy to find and soon we were all settled in. It is not the prettiest of RV parks but it certainly did the job and the management could not have been nicer.
RV Park: Pavilion RV Park
Location: West Monroe, Louisiana
Site: 28 (pull thru)
Comments: A typical RV park with a very kind and courteous staff. Everything was contact-less and they texted us all pertinent information (maps, site number, rules, phone numbers, etc.) prior and all we had to do was drive in to our site. The park was easy to find and easily accessible from I-20. The downside is the park is located next to the Animal Shelter which meant there were times when there was lots and lots of barking. It settled down at night but it still made me want to go adopt all of them!!!
Why are we here? To visit Duck Commander, of course!! It has been on our bucket list for years but we just never seem to come through this area. Well we are here!! Off we went to Duck Commander in West Monroe which was less than 10 minutes from the RV Park!
We purchased our tickets in the gift shop, watched a video, and continued on our self-guided tour of Duck Commander. They give you a free duck call unassembled when you enter and when you get into the “duck call assembly room” there is a video of Jase explaining how to assemble them. The tour was terrific. It is quite extensive and has a variety of rooms with lots of information. We easily spent more than an hour there and still did not read everything!
We had a great time and are glad we went. When we got back to the RV we decided to do some reading from our Louisiana magazines which we got from the Welcome Center. Some had some terrific recipes!! And we learned some about gator hunting!
Soon it was sunset over the RV Park!
PS – Do you think there is ANY chance that I blew the Duck Call ALL the way from West Monroe to Arizona and drove my husband crazy? Any chance at all?