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Frog City RV Park

Well, it’s time for an update. I know it’s been awhile since our last post but it’s not for lack of trying. I typed up an awesome blog post with tons of pictures from our recent stays at Harvest Host locations, scheduled it to post, waited for it to post, realized that the entry didn’t post OR save, got mad, decided to punish WordPress for it’s sins, and gave up.

Now, we are staying at Frog City RV Park in Duson, LA which is just outside of Lafayette. It is such a nice little park and there are many fun things to do in the area.

Not only are we guests here, we are also part time employees. We just fill in on the weekends now and then for the full time managers of the park.

For you non-RV’ers out there, this is called Workamping (work camping). This is when you are hired by a park in exchange for a free site and sometimes pay and other perks. So, we will be living at no charge for the next few months in exchange for a few hours of work.

We tried this one other time and it was a MAJOR fail!!! That last place treated it’s workampers like free slave labor. We left after a week.

But, we sure found a good one here! It’s a slow paced, 62 site, RV park right off of I-10. Everybody loves Daisy and she enjoys playing the park “Welcome Wagon”.

Stop by and say hello if you’re in the area. It’s a great place to stop if you’re headed West to TX on I-10. There aren’t any stops after us until TX (well, there are a few that are FULL of monthly renters in Lake Charles because of the pipeline and two new factories).

-Jodi

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Locked out of the RV

Last night took a very unexpected adventurous turn at about 11:30pm.  Jodi and I were ready for bed, but we decided to take the dogs out one last time.  We were out for about 5 minutes when Jodi called to me and said “the door is locked”. Oh……No…….

Sure enough, the door had somehow locked behind us.  First time this has happened.  We tried for several minutes to use a tool to pop the lock to no avail.  We have a second set of keys for the RV, but they were locked in the Jeep.  Not good.

I must admit here that I was not handling this situation well.  The day had already not gone as smoothly as I tried to make it.  Locking ourselves out late at night was bad icing on a really bad cake to me.

I had luckily brought my phone out with me.  Jodi looked up a local locksmith and within about 15minutes he and his wife were on the scene to help.  This is where the story gets insane.

The locksmith tried to get into the RV, but couldn’t.  We had heard and he confirmed that these doors are very difficult to get into.  We then had him go with plan B.  Unlock the Jeep and we’ll get the spare keys from there.  Only hurdle we had was that once he unlocked the door the car alarm would start screaming and here we are in a tightly packed park.  I got tools to start disconnecting the battery while the locksmith unlocked the Jeep, but before I could get the battery disconnected, he opened the door.

We were off to the races!  We get the keys and are trying to get the RV unlocked, which is not cooperating for some reason.  Because of the screaming alarm, our two dogs are going nuts.  Jodi couldn’t keep her hold on them without leashes.  Then a guy and his wife that evidently live here permanently in a very small RV across the street come over yelling for us to shut the alarm off.  Jodi and I both are trying to explain that we’re working on it while at the same time control our dogs that are loosing it.  The two angry RV dwellers continue to berate and threaten us with calls to the police, the park owner, the president, congress, while we try to grab our dogs and get into the RV to get the key to go the Jeep to shut off the alarm.  This is the best I can do to get the whole crazy thing into words.

The good news is that we got in, got the car alarm off and we both slept soundly after I was able to calm down.

Footnote: the angry neighbor must have left for work or somewhere about 6:30 this morning because he laid on the horn in his truck for a couple of minutes before leaving.  Guess he wanted to make sure we knew what his horn sounded like too.

Brodie

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