Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Day 35: Cajun Country

We have finally made our way through Texas and into Louisiana.

The ride was 72 miles and the profile looked to have some serious hills. However, we began our ride at 30 feet above sea level and our altitude never got over 170 feet, so it was flat and we had favorable winds. A very pleasant day, not easy, just nice as we crossed many creeks and passed by farms. The only blemish was the portions where trees had been harvested – clear cut.

After entering Louisiana, we stopped in Merryville for lunch, bypassing the suggested lunch stop in Bon Weir, TX with their boudin balls. With only a few choices we had fried chicken at Fausto’s. It was the best fried chicken that we had ever eaten and Lisa loved their fried apple pie – similar to McDonald’s before they got “healthy”.

Only four more states to pedal through until we reach the Pacific Ocean. We celebrated leaving Texas. I meant we celebrated entering Louisiana with a Cajun dinner at Presley’s BBQ. Fried pickles were served as an appetizer. It didn’t sound very good to me either, but dipped in some ranch dressing – yummy. Not having any real barbecue in Texas, we opted for the ribs with sweet potato fries (the best) and fried okra. As a final course and to prepare for tomorrow, we all shared Ed’s boiled crawfish.

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