2015 Tennessee the Long Way travel blog

Today's Route

Traffic on I10 brought us to a stop a couple of times

Crossing the Mississippi River again this year

Lot's of I10 is on pillars throughout Louisiana - a wet state

Sugar Mill Park near New Iberia, LA

Winnie at KOC Campground in New Iberia


Our travels today were pretty uneventful as we crossed southern Mississippi and Louisiana on I10. It seems like most of the route is elevated as this part of the state is pretty wet with rivers, bayous, and the intracoastal water way the main features. The traffic came to a complete stop at Breaux Bridge, LA. As we approached the exit, it picked up again and there was no apparent reason for it to have stopped within sight. We got off the interstate at Breaux Bridge, a place we stopped last July, in hopes of avoiding any more traffic stoppages. We eventually got on US90 for the ride to new Iberia. The highway is concrete and is one of the worst we've had to drive on. The expansion joints were just uneven enough to create a really rough ride in Winnie no matter how slow we drove. I was afraid to look in the rear view mirror because there might be a trail of pieces of Winnie behind us. Fortunately we only had about 15 miles to go before we arrived at the KOC Campground where we will be staying for the next couple of days. Louisiana is definitely a lot more comfortable in October than it was in July. We're in Cajun country. The billboards along I10 and US90 all advertise boudin, crawfish and cracklins. I tried crawfish the last time we were here so I'll probably have to get some boudin and at least taste cracklins while we're here. I'll let you know how they are. We're due at Genstar on Tuesday morning for the generator work so we'll do a little sightseeing tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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