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Mar 4, 2018 - Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

Cajun Palms RV was our next stop and a place we have wanted to return to after staying here about 7 years ago. We were so impressed with it we wrote an article for MotorHome magazine that was published in early 2013 (www.-motorhome.com/top-stories/cajun-palms-rv-resort/) We planned this stay around one of their more popular events, the Boudin and Cracklin' Festival. Boudin is an Acadian sausage found predominantly in the Cajun triangle of southern Louisiana and Cracklin is basically pork skin. We were adventuresome and sampled almost all of...

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East Bound and Down

May 1, 2016 - Watching the water rise

2016-05-01 – Watching the waters rise The rain started around 3:00 a.m accompanied by the constant flash of lightening and rumbling of thunder. Roadie awoke and started whimpering and with good reason. During a three hour period of time, we got 8.1 inches of rain! So...we were up most of the night and all day watching the water overflow the RV park’s lake and creep toward us until it was about 3 feet from the concrete pad on which we sit. The RV park is a fishing camp consisting of 5 lakes and there are dikes on which the RVs sit so...when...

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Bayou Bound

Apr 30, 2016 - Cafe Des Amis and Stormin'

2016-04-30 – Café Des Amis, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana I am writing this with an eye to the sky and an ear to the “take shelter immediately” warnings. Our NOAA weather warning system has been blaring since about 11:00 and for a time, we expected to be leaving the RV behind to seek some sort of shelter though where that would have been is unknown. There is still a tornado warning in effect and the severe thunderstorm warnings will not expire until the evening. Roadie starts yowling every time we hear the “alert” siren and though it is sort of...

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Bayou Bound

Apr 29, 2016 - Cajun Country Swamp Tour

2016-04-29 Cajun Country Swamp Tour “What is the difference between a swamp and a bayou?”, I asked our guide “Bob” from Cajun Country Swamp Tours. “A swamp does not have moving water as in a current from a waterway but a bayou has moving water such as a river or stream”, he replied. About 14 of us were seated in a Cajun flat bottomed, high sided swamp boat for the two hour swamp tour. And, glad I was for the high sides on the boat and the calmness of the swamp because there were alligators everywhere if you looked carefully and no doubt...

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Bayou Bound

Apr 27, 2016 - Goal Achieved!

2016-04-27. The 49th State OK, so it took 13 years to do it but hey, we arrived in Louisiana today and achieved our goal of h___, bed or fed in all 49 while traveling in the RV. Now, I don’t want to brag, but I think there are at least 49 smiley faces on the map as well but Bob would probably disagree. We crossed from Mississippi into Louisiana in the midst of driving rain from a thunderstorm and for the next few days, we are staying at Poche’s (pronounced Pochez) RV Park at the recommendation of, our friends Bill and Cheryl Fitch. The park...

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Bayou Bound

Mar 11, 2016 - Travel to Lone Star RV Park

There was thunder, lightning and hard rain about 1/2 the night starting around 2am. Thankfully we were high and dry on a concrete pad for the RV. It slowed to a light drizzle when we left the park around 8am. It rained on and off for about 50 miles and then finally stopped. The sun was shining when we arrived at the RV park in New Caney about 2:15pm. It was a nice warm and pleasant afternoon. There is a lot of flooded land across Louisiana and Texas but not as bad in the southern portion as in the north from Shreveport eastward. It is...

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Mar 10, 2016 - Travel day

Got up and on the road around 8:30 am. Cloudy and dreary all day. Really strong crosswind all the way across FL and then it changed to blowing from the east and gave us a push for awhile. Pushing winds or headwinds are OK in the RV but crosswinds are terrible. We did not hit any rain until we got to Hammond, LA and then it rained very hard from there to Baton Rouge. We had the normal 15 mile traffic jam getting through Baton Rouge, took us over an hour to get across the Mississippi. We were going to stop and spend the night at the Cajun...

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Dec 16, 2015 - Birding the Atchafalaya NWR

Date: December 16, 2015 Weather: cloudy, rain showers in the afternoon Temperature: start 64º High 75º Wildlife count: fish, frogs Year List: 328 Birds: Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Robin, American Goldfinch, Carolina Wren, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Cardinal, Killdeer, Black & White Warbler, Tree Swallow, Northern Mockingbird, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, European Starling, Inca Dove, Blue Jay, Hairy Woodpecker, House Sparrow, Downey Woodpecker, Belted Kingfisher, Black Vulture, Eastern Phoebe, Carolina Chickadee, Eastern Bluebird, It...

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Dec 16, 2015 - Christmas Letter 2015

It is raining here in south-central Louisiana, and we are camped next to the Atchafalaya River Basin, the largest river swamp in the US. This huge Basin can divert up to 50% of the Mississippi river’s flood flow to the Gulf of Mexico. Who knew? Gleaning new understandings is one of the reasons we travel and volunteer! This year saw us volunteering in Big Bend National Park in the desert Southwest. We worked in the “sky island,” the Chisos Mountains that rose over 7800’ and led birding tours down on the Rio Grande River. Traveling east,...

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Dec 15, 2015 - Into Louisiana

Date: December 15, 2015 Tonight’s Location: Butte LaRose, Louisiana Campground: Frenchman’s Wilderness Mileage: End - 87437 Start - 87151 Total Miles for the day: 286 Weather: started foggy, then sunny Temperature: start 44º High 74º Wildlife count: Year List: 328 Birds: Great Egret, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Herring Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Osprey, American Robin, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Tree Swallow, Carolina Wren, Killdeer, Eastern Bluebird, American Goldfinch, Carolina Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco,...

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Nov 20, 2015 - Ponce's Fish Camp - Breaux Bridge, LA

Ponce's Fish Camp was recommended by our friends Bob & Fanchone Shackelford who we met in Alaska in 2010. We have been friends ever since and have seen each other several times, last time was in late October in Sims NC at Rock Ridge Campground. It turns out we had stopped here sometime in the past, at least I (Mike) think we did. Very nice place, will come back and spend more time. Very tranquil setting, they have 5 fishing ponds like the one we were parked beside.

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Jun 28, 2015 - Into Cajun Country

Another short drive to day across I10 to Breaux Bridge. We stopped at Cajun Palms RV Park where I had made reservation to stay a week at the beginning of the Texas Trek but had to cancel when baby Ryleigh didn’t arrive on time. Because I canceled the reservation, I was charged for a day that I could use in the next year. Since I need to get some prescriptions refilled, Breaux Bridge was the first town in Louisiana that had a Rite Aid and it all worked out. We found out that we have dinosaurs for neighbors. Just down the street were several...

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2015 Texas Trek

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