Travel Blogs from Eunice
Woke this morning to find our efforts were wasted and I'd been eaten by Mosquitos - not happy! We then loaded to the van and set off across Texas. I get the front seat on this journey woo! Me Clara and Mel decided to play the alphabet game which killed an hour before we arrived at Buc-ee's a humongous garage. Everything really is bigger in Texas! We then carried on passing horrible crash on the highway and on through Houston. We stopped just ...
... we were unable to take a hike along any of the nature trails. This limited our wildlife tally for the trip rather sadly. We resorted to stopping along the side of a road later in the day to try to get at least some photographic evidence of the many egrets we saw throughout the trip!
Our next stop was the one remaining unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park, the unit in Eunice, LA. This site documents ...
... Keno from 5 - 9; truckers stop for there regular bowl of gumbo and people were friendly. The chicken sausage gumbo was tasty and Darren had a platter of seafood and then some. Grilled catfish, softshell crab, oysters, frog legs, shrimp, baked potato and seafood etouffe.
We topped the evening off toasting Mom with Whitehouse ice cream. Vanilla and marchino cherries - it was good! Thanks Mom!!!
Off to Texas on the hotel search from ...
... National Park, UT;
7. Chasing down the spirit of John Wayne in Monument Valley, AZ;
8. Encountering the land of the ancients at Canyon De Chelly, AZ;
9. Traveling old Route 66 to Tucumcari, NM;
10. Touring Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, TX;
11. Last night on the road in Lafayette, LA.
12. Home again.
... prints, I know own and have at home.
I was going to go to The Blue Dog Cafe in Lafayette where George often had his lunch, maybe I would get to meet him! Sadly, this past December George succumbed to cancer, which was dreadful as he was only 69. However, I would still go and see the Cafe, have lunch and tip a glass or two to George.
We had a great ride along the banks of the Mississippi, past hydro electric damns, water ...