Really earning our Louisiana sticker

 

 

Finally filled in the SEWe have a US map on the back of the camper and fill in a state with the sticker after we’ve spent five consecutive nights in that state in the camper.  We have been spending more than five days in each state but wanted to have some sort of ‘rule’ so we wouldn’t add a sticker for just driving through a corner of the state.  We almost didn’t get our Louisiana sticker because of the roads.  With winds howling 20-25 mph and unbelievably bumpy roads jarring the camper and the the truck, Glenn almost kept heading to Texas.  He finally decided the rough roads were good practice for our trip to Alaska.

We stopped in Breaux Bridge at Poche’s Fish N Camp. I knew from the name it was our kind of place.  It is an old catfish farm they have added a few RV spots around one of the ponds.  I’m finding that RV parks will say they have a fishing pond but it is no more than a small retention pond.  Poche’s was so much better — four BIG ponds that you could walk all the way around and fish.  Even with inclement weather we caught four catfish which was enough to share with the Gagne’s, a super friendly couple we met from Ontario.  The sites don’t have much side – to -side privacy, however all the sites are around the pond so it feels more open.

View from back door

View from back door

Our back yard neighbors

Our back yard neighbors

After going through the Tabasco plant on Avery Island, Kinder was our next stop at a campground that said it had a fishing pond.  However when we arrived the road and the sites were all mucky and rutted and the bathhouse had no heat.  With the weather projected to dip into the low 30’s with rain for the next several nights, we decided to look for another option.

Neither of us really like casinos so had never been to Coushatta near Kinder.  Their rates were a little more than the ‘mud bath’ park but reasonable with the Good Sam discount ($22 weekday, $30 weekend) so we took a chance.  Wow – we thought we were up-town.  There is a pool, tennis courts, free cable TV and wifi, fishing pond, and oh yes a casino.  The sites are no closer together than other places we’ve been, however they are concrete and level which was good with more rain falling.  They put us in a site backing up to woods and next to dog park so we had green space and spent a whopping $40 in the casino to entertain ourselves one evening. We would come back in the future during the week since it is cheaper and more quiet to enjoy the amenities.

Site at Coushatta

Site at Coushatta

Fishing pond at Coushatta

Fishing pond at Coushatta

Our friends Craig and Jolyn came to visit and we enjoyed some cajun cooking at an area restaurant.  It was great to see them since it has been three years since they retired and moved from Texas.  Next stop is Texas.

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2 Responses to Really earning our Louisiana sticker

  1. Like your ‘5 night’ rule to earn your sticker. Looking forward to following you to Alaska.

    • gconthemove says:

      We thought about you two as we traveled around Austin. So many bikers were out enjoying the beautiful sun and warm temps. Did you find the ‘ultimate brisket’?

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