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Not Bad. Not Bad At All . . .

Wanting to get an early start to beat the heat, we were hitched up and pulling out of our site at the Petticoat Junction RV Park about 7:50am

We hit a couple of slow spots due to breakdowns on I-45, but once we got on the Sam Houston Tollway heading east, it was smooth sailing all the way to I-10  and beyond.

We thought it was funny that the Rest Area coming into Louisiana was STILL under construction, and has been for several years now. Someone’s looking for permanent job security. Or maybe someone’s not getting paid off.

I know that within the last couple of years Buc-ee’s was looking to build a store, their largest yet, just east of Baton Rouge. They had even purchased the land right on I-10.

But after about a year of planning, permits, site surveys, etc., they cancelled the whole thing.

The reason, as stated by the owner of Buc-ee’s?  Too many hands out looking for their payoff.

We pulled into our site at Poche’s RV Park a little before 1pm, making the 245 miles in 4 hours, and averaging 8.4 MPG according to our Silverleaf Computer Interface.

The trip turned out to be very comfortable, more so than we had anticipated. When we did our little test drive a few weeks ago, we noticed that if we had the windows by the driver and passenger chair’s open, we got a very nice cross-breeze without the wind noise we had thought we would have. So, between running the roof vent fans in exhaust mode,  the dash fans, vent air, and the cross-breeze, we were really comfortable. Not bad at all.

So tomorrow we’ll also see how it works opening some more windows in the rear of the coach.

Later, about 3pm Jan and I headed into Breaux Bridge to have dinner at our new local favorite, Crazy ‘Bout Crawfish.

As before, Jan got the Grilled Catfish Fillet with Grilled Mixed Veggies,

Crazy Bout Crawfish Grilled Catfish and Grilled Veggies

while I got a cup of their Seafood Gumbo,

Crazy Bout Crawfish Gumbo

and an order of the Shrimp Boil with Corn and Potatoes.

Crazy Bout Crawfish Spicy Boiled Shrimp

Unlike last time, this time they asked me if I wanted it, Lil’ Crazy, Crazy , and Extreme Crazy, referring to the spice level. Guess which one I ordered.

I don’t know exactly what’s in this seasoning, but I can say that even if you wash your hands three or four times, rubbing your eye is still not a good idea.

And everything was delicious. And like last time, we split an order of their Bread Pudding with Homemade Rum Sauce.

Crazy Bout Crawfish Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

WOW!

Coming back into the park we came across these two new arrivals.

Poche's Little Trailer 1

Poche's Little Trailer 2

Really Neat!

We noticed several more small ones like these, but these were the only two decorated. So maybe they’re having a mini-rally.

Tomorrow we’ll wait until about 8:30 before we head for the Escapees RV Park 280 miles away in Summerdale, ALL. I want to avoid going through Baton Rouge during morning rush hour, since it’s bad enough at normal times.

And on tomorrow’s menu, Throwed Rolls.

Duck!


Thought for the Day: 

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. — Mark Twain

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3 Responses to Not Bad. Not Bad At All . . .

  1. Linda Sand says:

    Man, I wish we could join you at Lambert’s. I really miss that place.

  2. Steven says:

    Hello

    I read about your comment on the Louisiana rest area being closed.  I would suggest the Atchafalaya welcome center, rest area when entering Mississippi from the west on I10, it is the nicest rest area we have seen with pullthru spaces for rv’s, we spent the night there in 2016, it was our first stop after leaving Rainbow Plantation.  Also while you are in the area I would suggest the Fish River Grill #1 at 11950 County Road 32, Fairhope, AL 36532.

    Safe Travels

    Steven

    • gregwhite says:

      Steven,

      The problem with the Atchafalaya rest area is that it’s not where we need it to be.

      Going east or west we always spend the night in Breaux Bridge. So heading east, it’s just a few miles down the road after we’ve headed out. And coming home it’s just a few miles from where we’re stopping at night.

      We always stop at the TX-LA border coming back toward Houston, and it will be nice to have the LA one up and running when we’re heading east.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate the comment.

      Greg

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