We discovered that a Jellystone was located right up the road from New Orleans, in Roberts, LA. http://www.jellystonela.com/ So, we decided to check out the famed Jellystone Campground for a couple of days. The kids were so excited to see Yogi Bear and to play at this family campground!
|First, you have to register in the Ranger Station. Hee hee!|
We could see how this would be a fun campground in the summer, but in December... it was a ghost town! They have many activities from canoeing to swimming in multiple pools, playgrounds to horseshoes, mini-golf to arcade games, hiking trails to kayaking. Unfortunately, all the activities were closed for the season, except mini-golf and horseshoes.
|Where is everybody???|
There are plenty of campsites available, you can take your pick... anyone want to join us?
|We chose campsite #7|
|To the right is the pond, swimming pools, mini golf, a great playground, and an even better climbing tree.|
|Everyone is ready to hit the links first!|
(The closed swimming area is behind the kids.)
|A lesson on putting with a quick geometry lesson by dad :)|
Do you see that the golf course winds under the trees over Jon's shoulder???
|Well, those trees made us give up the golf round on hole #7. |
The debris was just way too difficult to putt through as we got under the trees. We were racking up scores of 27 on the holes :)
It rained most of the 3 days we were there. So, we decided to cancel our swamp tour :( We were so very disappointed. Instead, we worked on our studies (including auto shop and photography class) and prepared for Christmas. Yay, Christmas is only days away!!!
|Auto shop topic: checking and adding power steering fluid.|
|During a break in the rain, the kids could be found climbing this amazing tree!|
|Photography class: learning to pose for black and white photos :)|
Are you wondering, did we ever get to meet Yogi Bear?
|Does this count? The kids didn't think so!|
Well, it's time to make our way to Beaumont, TX for Christmas!