Day 28 of our Journey

We’d spent 28 days in Louisiana but she still had a few surprises for us including a good old-fashioned inmate prison work crew in their black and white stripes, the best shrimp po-boy yet at Bon Creole Cafe in New Iberia and some serious mosquitoes.

A cool elevated section of interstate highway over Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Swamp.

Indian Bayou biters

Administered by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Indian Bayou area is primarily used for hunting deer, hogs, rabbits, and the like. We saw our first wild armadillo here, even if was just a passing glance as we speed walked back to our truck after foolishly attempting to hike in the Indian Bayou in the heart of the Athcafalaya swamp.

Can you believe the mascot of this town is a mosquito? We didn’t stop.

The real big game here, if you ask us, are the mosquitoes that swarmed around us in such numbers that we felt like those hapless lab workers who are somehow coerced into sticking their hands into glass containers full of the little biters as a demonstration for a nature show or to prove how effective a particular repellent is. We can report that our repellent, with 30% DEET, was effective enough to get us back to the safety of our truck without needing a transfusion. Barely.

Here’s more about travel in the USA


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