Jax Found A Pet Alligator! Can We Keep Him???
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Jax Found A Pet Alligator! Can We Keep Him???

ah damn 7:00 a.m. how you doing
everybody from a Louisiana Welcome Center here today we shall be getting
into Texas I overnight it here at a Welcome Center and it’s called something
else but it was closed last night actually gonna let’s go check it out now
let’s see if we can find out exactly where I am this morning before we get on
the road West open of course around 11:00 p.m. last night a Class C pulling
a car from Quebec parked right next to me and ran their generator even though
the parking lot was wide the hell open every time man it’s not just Canadians
it’s like I have to cuddle with this other or be I have to run my generator
right next to his bed there’s no other options it’s so weird man every time I
talk to our beers I try to just slap some sense and it was like dude get away
from me have some respect man I don’t get it man
but anyway this Louisiana rest area is also home to the at folia National
Heritage Area oh it’s an NPS thing No so the area is run by the National Park
System but this is just a Louisiana State rest area and it’s Welcome Center
it’s pretty cool we cut some animatronics in here I swear he was just
moving a second ago there he goes hey turtle and there’s a raccoon that may
peaked up over the stump here look at this alligator skin it’s just
creepy there’s a movie in there also it says it’s in progress right now maybe
he’ll come back to us go outside first mr. green turtle
we will still be careful of Gators guys these ones are harmless but it’s still
pretty cool there mr. tooth man all right
a tiny turtle and it’s really swampy in here birds and another Gator and and my
socks are soaked I instantly regret walking through here let’s get back up
to higher ground are these egrets I think that’s what you
call these guys egrets anyways my last day in Louisiana
just still trying to get to Texas and by the way I never did get a confirmation
that my new bank card had been arrived so it would not have worked to stay and
try to have that forwarded to me because we have flat out running out of time
anyway so hopefully it’ll be there it escapees when I arrived in Livingston
but it’s one of those things man gonna be making a change soon to fix this so
it doesn’t happen again but for right now let’s let’s get
through Louisiana there’s anything fun I will definitely stop a chair with you
yeah back on i-10 here the sunshine is trying to peek in I think we will see
some sunshine at some point today that’s a good thing some of these
Louisiana roads on the interstate are really rough earlier off I’ve heard
stories I remember I do you remember and I want to apologize up front for the
quality of the videos here as I travel west as you know if you’ve been
following my channel we’re on a mission to take care of a problem that’s out of
my control and so there’s not a whole lot of stops there’s not a whole lot of
creativity right this moment until I get to Texas but be patient with me it’s
coming I will make it up to you guys in Texas for the rest of the winter I
promise hang tight I told my buddy Wayne that I would stop in Wayne Louisiana and
check out the town forum see why is this road you can’t see it on the Camerons I
know it’s not gonna show up but these expansions are like eight inches wide
and it’s just atrocious what the heck look off to the right there’s a big
steel frog well we could pull in here maybe you can’t dry the classe around
town watch me and yeah the Sun came out its peeking through the clouds right now
I want to show you this mural but I got to face you right into the Sun right
there okay there you go big ol mural
with a big toad frog I mean because look frog capital of the world
Lane Louisiana there you go did you even know that there was a frog capital of
the world why does that say rain did I say Wayne oops
gets wood this is not Wayne Louisiana it’s with an R Raymond ok sorry actually
I should have just kept calling it Wayne so I get hundreds of hateful comments
look at this guy the Frog of rain Louisiana fantastic detail buddy I love
the bow tie tuxedo oh yeah looking good oh and he’s got the cane I guess
everything I might try to film to say it’s gonna be right into the Sun well
anyway actually hold that thought it’s not my fault that I said Wayne instead
of rain because the city welcome sign is completely blank right now usually this
says welcome to rain I know what happened they probably had some idiot
teenagers graffiti it up so they just painted over it all white and they’re
probably getting ready to repaint on welcome to rain
Louisiana’s there you go frog capital of the world well we had to see if our
favorite baby Gators here right heard they’ve been doing some remodel the
cater shots ow shit oh shit how do you say that word shit shit whatever
let’s go find out Jax I’m in my buggy man I’m in my cap buggy that’s right in
Jax all right buddy I believe they are pet-friendly here let’s go find out yeah
definitely we modeled this building since I was last here it’s been a while
Jax you excited don’t go see if we can see a gator and give them gator kisses
yeah major remodeling hair Christmas tree well I guess it’s a Mardi Gras
chorizo that counts but this is their new building there and their souvenirs
there’s even some magnets over there we’ll checked out on the way out but Jax
is eager to go see the Gator so we’re gonna go in in there
I see one I’m gonna get him look at that one right there
oh there’s two of them they’re tiny are you impressed yeah look at this guy
what is it what is that you don’t want to give him Gator kisses he’s very
curious his eyes look like yours you don’t want a pet Gator you don’t think I
can do it no guys wouldn’t get along well you’re
not hissing thank you he’s cute have a good day Peter magnin I’m gonna
go with you got Nemo on top of the magnet I like that one
all right and we’ll display my Gator magnet up here on the board to anyone
else it’s just a normal looking Gator magnet with no meaning but to me every
time I look at it I’ll remember Jack’s going nose to nose with a baby Gator
uh-huh oh my gosh I got such cute pictures of Jackson the Gator I’m gonna
put this on Instagram real quick before I get back on the road that’s too cute
all right posted next stop Texas y’all hello Texas state line Orange County
Texas yes and the Texas travel information center free map and
literature yes let’s do it cause it actually feels really good to
finally be back in Texas honestly which way do we go I can’t read that sign yeah
come on oh and I went the wrong way well come on Texas everything supposed to be
bigger in Texas you wrote that so small and you put it
after the Y let’s let all the cars are going over to the truck side anyway we
nobody can read the sign maybe I can still get over there yeah I should be
fine I’m just gonna go forward and then back into one of these slots hang on
there is actually a method to my madness let me get parked and I’ll share with
you my thoughts here believe me now many years of carving on the road and staying
at rest areas has taught me a few things so the RV and truck section is over here
or trailers or whatever there is also smaller sites for classes right there
and an additional I guess one two three sites here for RVs and I thought about
this very carefully because I want to be able to sleep decently well so rather
than pull up and not know what’s gonna be behind me because remember the rear
of my RV this is where my bed is so I’m trying to control my environment a
little more by backing up all the way to the last stall here you can’t park
anything right here especially not a semi truck so I do feel like my bedroom
is gonna be far enough away from the trucks tonight that I’m gonna actually
get some good sleep so a little bit of thinking and planning although come on
Texas you have got to make that sign bigger when we’re coming in you know 35
miles an hour speed limit you still cannot tell which way we’re supposed to
go put this sign either farther away or increase the text size because that’s
that’s tricky it’s tricky Texas my home it’s my new home it’s my transplant home
and the size of this star here via Texas star that’s awesome
so yeah I don’t remember this place I don’t know if I’ve ever stopped here
before but I don’t recognize that building let’s go get a map dibs any
coffee before we head in though one word about Texas and kind of half the reason
why I changed my residency to Texas and that is because Texas is such a friendly
state to our viewers I mentioned this every time I get back because I can’t
stop smiling about how different Texas is but in the state of Texas the huge
state of Texas with the massive highway system every single highway rest area
welcome center or picnic area allows free overnight parking notice it and say
camping or setting up a tent or anything like that but free overnight parking for
24 hours for any vehicle okay after 24 hours you need to move on down the road
and find another one but rest their picnic areas are probably the best ones
cuz it’s mostly just cards fans camper vans and small RVs picnic areas but you
know you don’t have to worry about where you’re gonna sleep at the Walmart’s
don’t allow in Texas you can always always find a rest area or a picnic
center and basically live in Texas for free boondocking at rest areas if that’s
what you want to do you know kind of kind of gets old and it’s noisy helpful
employees in there let me know that this place has actually been remodeled and
they’ve made a bunch of changes and improvements to this rest area so
actually I am sure I have stopped here before but you don’t don’t even
recognize that they’ve changed it so much I got a new Texas Highway map and a
big Texas travelers guidebook because I may be here a little while they have
three residents wild Gators in these waters here three of them that stay here
and I guess obviously you’re not supposed to but tourists and people will
feed them and that’s a big no-no but that’s also probably why three of them
stay here so the nice little boardwalk they built so
that we can safely come out here and just look around you know see anything I’ll be honest with you this is not the
prettiest part of Texas this this rest area this swampland this does not
represent Texas Texas is a beautiful state and I love it and there’s lots of
natural areas and there’s lots of campgrounds too so plan here like I said
I still have not gotten that bank card and they’ve already deactivated my other
card so I’ve got to go in and I don’t know if I’m gonna have camp but the
escapees park up there in Livingston or I’m gonna try to boondock at Walmart and
Home Depot but I’ve got to either figure out if they’re really behind with
sorting the mail so I got to go there in person and say look I need that card I
need my bank card bad or I got to go to a Bank of America that’s there isn’t one
in Livingston so I may have to stop by and say hey it got lost of course I need
you to mail me another one or whatever or take out all my money and go to
another bank yeah so that’s the plan just be patient with me guys cuz I don’t
I don’t know what I’m gonna do while I’m in Texas I’ve got a lot of stuff to sort
out the bank issue is just one of those issues so be patient guys I’ll provide
some better video here soon and I appreciate everything so you guys be
well Jackson I’ll see you soon from Texas bye guys


  • Dena Redford

    those generators really bother my ears .🤪 I love the Rain place ,dressed up frogs ,very funny .🐸🌂🐹🐊🐢😍🥰

  • Joe Mac

    Bro when someone parks next to me to "cuddle" with their genny on I have an outside speaker and I blast death metal…. They usually move or we have "a chat"… Ahahaha!!

  • Henry Zabel

    Hey Eric . Just a thought for banking . I have a credit union and a bank , which I have had for years . Very nice to have a backup in case either one has problems while traveling . Some years ago , Chase took over the bank we had . We had heard nothing but bad stuff and thought we would see how it went . I must admit they have been great . They have been top notch on security . We do not keep a lot in our credit union , but have a line of credit should we need it . Jax and gator was cool !

  • Our Haunted Travels - PANICd

    Great stuff as usual. Nice to see you happy back in Texas. Awesome picture with Jax and the baby gator!

  • The Zimmer Zone

    I feel your pain when someone parks right next to you in an open lot. We have the same magnetic qualities. We go to a movie in the middle of the afternoon. No one is in the theater. The people must come and sit right in front of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We call it the magnetic effect.

  • Raymond Caylor

    Many already know but "The Lone Star State" nickname comes from it's existence as the Single State in the Country of the Republic of Texas. Mexico won it's Independence from Spain in 1821. Texas won it's Independence from Mexico in 1836 and agreed to join the United States in 1845 as the 28th State. The Lone Star is memorialized in both the State Seal and State Flag. If you want to read some crazy stuff about an early Texas political figure …..Henry Smith was President during the revolution and was Impeached. Married three times and had 9 children including one set of twin boys and all of his wife's were sisters and two of those women were twins.

  • DannyRolling GhostFace

    Dude if your in Texas you should totally hit up a Bill Miller's fast-food BBQ joint imo the best fast-food BBQ restaurant that Texas has to offer just saying.

  • ed m

    just wanted to say I am very impressed with yur weight loss. I was considering weight loss surgery (for the second time). But I am actually inpired by you. Have been watching you for quite a while, and decide maybe this is the right way to go about it before taking the drastic approach like surgery. Have a lot of respect for you and hoe yu continue to do well. Not sure what program I will do still considering that but will start very soon. Keep up the good work and good luck

  • Lisa's RVExperience

    Eric you really need to get another credit card (have 2 not just one) and get the Amazon Chase card, I've had it for 3 years, no fee, points go right to my Amazon account, and they have no issues with my full-time live and all the traveling around. Good luck!

  • Larry and Jackie Oz

    Boy Eric you must be a light sleeper. When I stay in a truck stop and they run their engines it does not bother me at all. I was raised next to a railroad track and had trains running all night long so the sound of a truck does not bother me at all.

  • Landon Ashby

    Eric have you tried a white noise machine…just thinking it may help you sleep when you're in a noisy area. I've seen them be quite effectively used in a few doctors offices to drowned out traffic noise and keep consultations private. Just a thought.

  • Barbara Samar

    Man U r looking great keep it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍👍. U r fine u have a live too, Jax is looking great also

  • Mark Hoffman

    It's like mens stand up urinals. There can be 15 in a row and some guy will use the one next to where your peeing….😜

  • Rving Mojo's

    I-10 is an awful drive. The welcome center was a very nice walk. I enjoyed it. The road going into Texas was pretty bad too. Makes me rethink my route from the east next fall.

  • Nomadd UK

    Yo Eric and Jax! This is the first video of yours that has appeared in my recommend list for ages. Great video. Loved the buggy!

  • Howard Scott

    Eric, you can slow down slower than posted speed I learned this after doing the same mistake. I think Texas is kind to RVERS

  • Haley Family

    You're looking thinner with every video Eric! Keep it up, you're doing something awesome for yourself. Glad you made it to Texas to get your banking issue worked out. Safe travels

  • John Rodgers

    I wish that every cat in the world , was as much loved as Jax is . You are an awesome daddy to him , Eric . Wish you both extremely well !

  • William Walters

    When you get to livingston go to floridas kitchen,good food and you'll be about 90 miles from us,hope to meet you one day

  • caltex1969

    Any bank that can't send you a new bank card to a local branch sucks. For example, you were in Florida. Why couldn't BofA send you your new bank card to a BofA branch in the town you were staying in? Should have spoke with a bank manager and explained to them how much they were inconveniencing you. You shouldn't have to end your vacation because your bank screwed up. The bank should have worked with you, by sending you a new bank card overnight to a local branch in the city in which you were vacationing in. And if they had identification issues, they could have ask to see your drivers license or other legal form of identification. But forcing one to end his/her vacation would definitely be out of the question if they wanted to keep me as a customer.

  • Stacy Rector

    Yea, your in Texas!! I grew up in Orange, Texas not too far from the rest area. I still live close, I live in Bridge City now. I love my home town area. Hope you get all your finances lined out while here. Love your videos no matter what your seeing or doing!👍🏽 take care.

  • texastornado1959

    Thanks for all your great videos The pronunciation of that place you were ,
    Is A-Chaf-A-Lie-A
    I know its crazy,
    its Cajun/French.
    Chateau is

  • Anzu Wyliei

    Of course it depends on the Federal Credit Union but I have always found their customer service to be far more accommodating and superior than conventional banks.

  • Laura Willoughby

    Gotta love (NOT) those Louisiana roads. At the Texas border they improve instantaneously. I live in Northwest Louisiana and ride a Harley….the roads will beat you to death! I saw that you have your motorcycle on a carrier behind your RV. How do you get it up there? I usually trailer mine because at 500+ pounds, I won't be lifting it. How do you load your bike on the carrier?

  • James Shults

    "I hate banks, ", Skid Roper and Mojo Nixon lol from back in my Washington days playing music Friday eves at KAOE 89.9 Evergreen State College

  • Chip Saunders

    Again, consider diversification, you may run into the same issue with another bank/credit union. Remember the old saying, “ don’t keep all your eggs in the same basket”.

  • Barbara-Winston Corfield

    Wells Fargo where I do business with, gives you a temporary bank card till the new one comes in. Just a thought..

  • Gayle Hedrington

    Lol we were parked in a Casino parking lot about the size of a football field and it was empty. Because we do run our genny we parked in the north West corner. Then about 3 hours later a class C pulled in right behind us. I think people think they are safer near other RVers.

  • Debbz VanVenture

    My new card was lost too last week coincidentally, and I’m with US Bank. I don’t think it will matter who your with. Customer service and policy changes suck with them all.

  • wild Flowers

    I grew up in Alligator country…little Gators do lunge and bite furiousily.( I'm grateful to GOD he did not on JAX cat.)( Your videos are great. Thank you again for all your hard work.)

  • Living The RV Loca Life

    safe travels back to the west we are going back east to florida we had a snow storm in new mexico and roads were iced so take care

  • Katrina Thompson

    That bronchitis seems to finally be gone! Hope you have a lovely time in Texas. You've probably already been to Austin (and 6th Street) but if you haven't, check it out! Lots of live music and a great vibe.

  • Andrew Forkgen

    Don’t apologise for the videos, we follow you through thick and thin. And anyway each video is interesting for its own reasons. Excellent stuff as ever buddy.

  • Scale Model Creations

    Never classify Quebecers as Canadians…they are an ignorant lot and i am not surprised at all they ran their generator beside ya all night.

  • patricia alexander

    I wish your trolls would just stop the crap! What do they have to gain? What do we do to stop them? Tired of the filthy language and being called brain dead!!

  • Maribeth Spence

    I don't see anything wrong with your videos now. I'm enjoying your videos. One of these days I'm going to get one of them cat buggies…if they make them big enough for 4 cats haha

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