Monday, May 28, 2012

Kinda Nice in Kinder, LA

courtesy of the internet
Kinda nice? Better than that! On our way today, we had picked out the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana, because of the very high ratings in for their park, called Red Shoes RV park. Red Shoes was a Choctaw Indian chief.  However, the casino is owned by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. I'm not sure how these two are related, but there's a history lesson on how they are related, I'm sure. The casino is run by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, and they are famous for their longleaf pine needle baskets. The baskets are beautiful!

We knew the casino was about 22 miles from I-10 and the town of Jennings, a little far, but it sounded like a very nice place to stay --VERY reasonably priced. How does 18.00 a night sound for a 40 acre park with a little lake, spacious, full hookups, a nice pool, a lodge with a fireplace, free shuttle to the casino, laundry, and a lovely atmosphere? We thought so, too!

On our way here, we took I-10 out of Ocean Springs, MS to I-12, back to I-10, then 26 north to 190 west, then to 165 north. We passed over the Baton Rouge Bridge and thought of Nick Russell (Gypsy Journal fame) and his nerves of steel...heh, heh, heh..(For those who don't know, Nick has a fear of heights on bridges)..

Piece of cake! The driving, that is....It's a great park--normal rate is 20.00 a night for all of the above, but there was a little discount which brought it down to 18.00. Terrific!
The grounds at Red Shoes RV Park
There is a nice pool...a d.j. was playing music poolside late today.....
Our site...plenty of room between us and the neighbor....
Here's a view of the RV spaces around us....The trees are young, so it will be a few years before every site has lots of shade.
We are just here for an overnight stay but we'll definitely come back when passing through the area on our way to and from Texas and points east or west. Tomorrow, we will be in Spring, TX, where we will be planted for the next five weeks. Until later.....


  1. yikes gonna be hot in Spring...

  2. Looks like a wonderful area, love southern Louisiana.

  3. Glad to know where to go when I leave Ocean Springs IF I ever get there. :-)

  4. What a great looking RV park and a real bargain at $18!

  5. I went to high school in Elton, La and some of the Couchata Indian Children were in my class. Kinder was where we did minor shopping. All this was before the casino.