After arriving, I took a walk around to look at the local flora and fauna. They have some of the biggest Live Oaks I have ever seen. It is cool to think about all of the storms and other happenings these trees have seen over the last 1000 years.
|Beautiful Live Oak|
|The Spanish Moss is very developed on these trees.|
There is a pier that goes out into the lake. The views are nice from there. You can barely see downtown New Orleans that is about 30 miles distant.
|Downtown New Orleans in the distance.|
|Here is a nice park area by the pier.|
I took one quick shot of his camp as I walked away. The good news is his bike started the next morning and he stopped by to say good bye and I wished him luck. His camp site just looks cool next to the big class A.
On Friday morning, I took a 10 mile bike ride. Most of it on the local bike trail. It is one of those "rails to trails" route. I don't really like them because there are no hills or curves, but it is nice to not have to worry about traffic.
|Nice swamps along the bike trail. I did not see any alligators.|
There are ruins of a Sugar Mill in the SP. It dates back to the mid 1800's and was a center point of a large plantation. I love to look at old ruins and think about life in the area at that time. It was not an easy life.
While I was on my ride, I told Kim to plan our weekend. We came to this area with one thing as our primary objective. Kim had never been to a Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans. She wanted to fix that and I was willing to go along. Let's just say it was the New Orleans we had visited in the past, but with a large dose of crazy. I will write all about our experience in my next entry.