Bienvenue Louisiana

Trip Start Sep 06, 2012
Trip End Mar 06, 2013

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Poche's RV Park and Fish-N-Camp

Flag of United States  , Louisiana
Monday, February 4, 2013

Midday temperature: 20C

 Greg and I decided to take the more scenic but longer wayaround from Dickinson to Louisiana. This route took us via a ferry from Galveston Island to the Bolivar peninsula, south of Beaumont,
Texas. The Bolivar peninsula is really nothing more than a 30 mile long sandbar. Along this sandbar are homes, many homes, all built on two or three story high stilts. It’s hard to understand why anyone would build their home in such a flood prone area.

 Soon we were seeing ‘Bienvenue’ signs, a sure indication that we had arrived in Louisiana. It was certainly strange to see so many French signs and no indication of Spanish, as though we suddenly were in Quebec rather than in southern US. 

Our campground for the next few days is very close to Lafayette and is rather unusual. It’s called a fishing camp and there are five 10 acre fishing ponds among the campsites. They encourage fishing here, no license required, and the ponds are stocked with catfish, bass, bream, and sacalait (whatever that is). We have some interesting days planned while we are here, hopefully the weather cooperates. We actually had some rain showers while we were driving today, the first wet roads since Washington.  

Travelled to day: 389 km
Travelled to date: 13696 km
Travelled in: Texas, Louisiana

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