Roadtrip: South Louisiana, Part 1

It has been quite some time since I had been down to south Louisiana. I worked all over it back in the mid 80’s. It was with much anticipation that Beth and I headed out early last Tuesday morning.

Sunrise found us crossing the Black river into Jonesville.

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We then went the back way and avoided going into Alexandria cutting around the west side on backroads. We found this old homestead and barn near Lecompte.

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I haven’t seen a swamp buggy since we worked out of Pierre Part.

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They alternate using rice fields to grow crawfish.  This is north of Eunice.

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Downtown Eunice we found an old Zydeco juke joint.

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A roads eye view of the rice mill.

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The old Joy theater.

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Just north of Crowley we found a crawfish boat.

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I was surprised they were still harvesting.

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And some Roseate spoonbills.

We stopped in downtown Crowley.

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After going through Abbeville and Delcambre we crossed this bayou on a backroad to Avery Island.

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The view from the visitor center, Jungle gardens Avery island. Home of the Tabasco sauce plant.

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This concludes part 1. Part 2 will be Wednesday.

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