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Lafayette, LA

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April 14: Lake Charles to Lafayette, LA

It certainly seemed as though we had taken a wrong turn when we reached Iowa just 12 miles into the day’s ride.

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Jeff Davis Parish has cows and crayfish.

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And the birds like the rice fields.

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Check out this huge thistle plant.

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At mile 42, we crossed the Mermentau River, over a high bridge.

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Then at mile 55, we rode into Crowley, the Rice Capital of America.

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20130418-204356.jpgRice mill and dryers

I enjoyed the variety of birds we saw.

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It had rained heavily overnight in this area, though we only experienced overcast skies. Many of the fields were flooded, as well as house yards.

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We even had to ride through flooded roads.

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We are spending the night in Lafayette.

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83 miles today.

3 Comments

  1. Bring some jambalaya home and Jax’s beer (if they still make it!). Hi to Don
    xxoxoxo Ginger and Don

  2. But you’re beautiful enough as is/SO SWEET that you’ll see Don!

  3. Catching up on your journey and it sounds so cool! Hang in there and know that many good thoughts and prayers follow you on your trek. Used to live in New Orleans and I know how beautiful it is in LA this time of year, you lucky girl! Godspeed!
    Kevin Z.

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