Cool pic. I should come down and see that place agin sometime. I was there with the national guard after Katrina. 40 days in NO and 40 nights in Bell Chase. Hated it. Spent 25 days clearing Jackson barracks before they could open the lower 9th. Swore I'd never return.
Food is passable, most of it is fried.
you've been eating at the wrong places!
next time try Mother's, Rocky & Carlo's, Port of Call,
& some off the beaten path places that locals frequent.
I didn't know many Cajuns when I lived in New Orleans...
but lots of Creoles. Cajuns are where I live now!
when you get around Delcambre & Erath..you almost need
someone to interpet what they are saying. or at least I do,
cause I'm still a 'transplant' after being here almost 20 years.
the names...Istre is pronounced East, and Hollier..try O-yea.
I still get teased about not being able to find a place called
too cool for school..gonna get wild with Mardi Gras comming soon.
have the parades started yet? my 24 year old niece wants to go this year.
sure was simpler when I lived there and had access to clean bathrooms,
the MG porta potties are not an experience I'd like to repeat.
between Mardi Gras & superbowl...N.O. is going to be fun to party
in but a pita to work in!
be safe & have fun.
I'll catch a few parades on Mardi Gras but I'm watching the super bowl on my 65 inch screen tv fosure.
I heard that! going to be a madhouse in the 1/4
Watch out for the popo as speeding tickets are an officially recognized tax collection method, where municipalities even have set percentages of the budget they are allowed to finance by fleecing (mostly) tourists. Your "Yours to discover" plates will be a big bullseye for every uniformed tax collector on the way. Make sure all the equipment on your truck works (horn, wipers, lights, etc etc etc) as they will go over it with a fine-toothed comb for value-added tickets. Try to set your cruise control to just below the speed limit, but not too much below as you'll get nailed for obstruction. That will mostly keep you safe, but not absolutely as "eyeballing it" is an officially recognized way to "measure" your speed in their courts and has even been used to defeat GPS logs. It has a fancy name "visual speed estimation" or something along those lines.
Are you sure your not talking about Texas?
Never had a problem with cops in the states either. With some Cdn cops it's a different story, but that's long ago.
I had in fact intended to also visit to Texas, another place I've never been but would love to see, but time is limited. Next time.