Jim says: Yesterday Mary and I drove about 75 miles (the scenic route as opposed to the straight route of about 35 miles), much along the Bayou Terrabonne to Houma, Louisiana. The upside of driving along a Bayou is the beautiful scenery with the many variety of boats, etc… to be seen. The downside is since this is waterfront property valued highly by the locals, there a few places for a motorhome to pull over to take pictures. In addition, Louisiana’s secondary highways are quite narrow (about the with of our wide-body motorhome) and driving on them requires attention…never mind about taking pictures.
The first unique event of the day was a stop by a local sheriff at an insurance checkpoint. In my time I’ve been through a few checkpoints for drivers license, registration or driving under the influence of alcohol…but never solely to check insurance papers!
The first in 53 years of driving!
It was nice to experience a number of miles of marshland with no human habitation.
Average elevation in this area is 3 feet above sea level.
Throughout Southern Louisiana there are numerous canals and swinging bridges to wait upon while boats pass through the canal.
In the small town of Dulac, we stopped at Schoompy’s Restaurant, recommended by the Louisiana Culinary Guide. I enjoyed a delicious shrimp, crab and corn bisque and a small French meat pie. Yummmm!
Like most structures (including residential) Schoompy’s Restaurant is built on stilts.
Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Dulac, Louisiana…
To see an additional 10 photos I took, click this kink..
We continued on to Houma, Loiusiana where we are parked at an American Legion Post and expect to spend the weekend in this area.
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