10/30/18 Ville Platte-Grand Isle, LA

DAY #12

The day started out nice and uneventful, just the way I like it, and off I went, on to the next leg in the journey.  Again, I took a mixture of interstate and state roads and again, it worked out well.  The land slowly changed from one of deep forests to flatter lands with less and less trees and more and more, water.  One thing that I noticed along the drive and especially on the back roads, was the amount of trash along the side of the road.  Sadly, it reminded me of some third world country’s I’ve visited and it made me sad to see.  For Christ sake, how hard is it to keep the trash in the car until you can properly throw it away.

Around Morgan City, LA, I began to see fields upon fields of sugarcane, I knew I had made it to the deep south, kind of cool to see something other than corn or soybeans.  The final section of the days drive was on Louisiana 1 and it was slow going, it seems it was sugarcane harvest and the roads were heavy with trucks filled with cane.DSC_0085 (2).JPGDSC_0005 (2).JPG

The weather had been great at the last site and it continued on down here.  The temp got into the upper 70s and it was warm, humid, and breezy.  Google gave solid instructions (today) and by early afternoon had reached the next destination.  Now to set up and hang out for the next eight (6 full) days at Grand Isle State Park, LA.DSC_0119 (2).JPG

The place is a nice and quiet campground.  The park is 140 acres in size with bathrooms at each end of the campsite.  It’s a bit of a walk to the bathroom or shower but hey, it’s not like I don’t need the exercise.  I am really liking the fact that all the sites I’ve camped at so far have been quiet and with some minor exceptions, pretty much to myself.DSC_0110.JPGDSC_0107 (2).JPGDSC_0108 (2).JPG