Welcome! Louisiana edition

Submitted by eagle on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 19:30

I crossed into Louisiana. Right at the river crossing, it was quite picturesque, with a boat on the water, lots of greenery, and just generally looking very different than the desert I still sort of have in mind.
Then, still just after entering the state, a state policeman pulled me over, and very unprofessionally told me it was illegal to ride on that road and threatened me with jail. I hitchhiked with a cool couple, who were off to have a fun weekend birthday away from their kids. Now in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
A few interesting food tidbits from the area. Have tried gumbo nearby, with shrimp and chicken and sausage. Also, BBQ crab, boiled crawfish, and other gulf seafood. Boudain is a Louisiana sausage with rice and stuff built right in. Kolaches are a Texas thing, kind of a sausage or whatever wrapped in dough. Barbecue is everywhere, and perfumes the air with its wood smoke. And donuts and tacos seem popular.
I've seen warning signs with reptiles on them, and heard warnings of snakes and other animals.
Bicycle going through lots of changes and repairs, now going fairly smoothly, although still with room to improve.
Would have some awesome photos, although my phone battery has been empty the last few days.
Meeting tons of cool people along the way.
Also, lots of sunshine, music, fresh air, brilliant colors, and so much more!!!!
Oh yeah, and they call Texas big?!?!
Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!