2011 Celebration Journey travel blog

On the Louisiana side of the Mississippi River the water was in...

Henry takes a break after setting up camp

Cypress trees in Lake Bistineau

Lake Bistineau at dusk

This is what I pictured Louisiana should look like

Henry and Blondie check out the lake

A HUGE Cypress

Loved this group of trees

These trees lined the bank of the lake

Early morning fisherman

The workcamper with a leaf blower on the back of his Gator...


We left Vicksburg before the Mississippi River Crested. The day we left we heard they were evacuating some of the low lying areas of the city. As we crossed the bridge to Louisiana we could see the water up in the trees. The news today, May 12, reported that the casinos in Vicksburg are starting to close.

On the way to our destination in Louisiana we saw a sign on I-20 for the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush museum near Gibsland, LA. Too bad we didn't stop to check it out.

We spent two nights at a beautiful Lake Bistineau State Park about 20 miles east of Shreveport, Louisiana. Our campsite was right on the lake with a nice wooden deck. There are several fishing docks throughout the campground and there was one right in front of our site.

Big Cypress trees grow in and around the lake and Spanish Moss dripped from the trees. We enjoyed watching Little Blue Herons and Egrets soaring above the lake. We talked to one of the rangers and he said they describe it as the way Louisiana used to look.

Our second day at the park was Henry's birthday so we drove to Bossier City to eat Cajun food at Ralph and Kacoo's. YUM!! Seafood Creole, Crawfish Etouffee, blackened catfish, and crawfish and Andouille Sausage sauce on my chicken breast. We were stuffed!

Diesel was $3.999/gallon



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