We made the adjustment to an RV park in Beaumont, TX since our reservation got cancelled at Stephen F. Austin SP as I previously mentioned. It got good reviews and was a good stop for a few nights. While there we found a seafood restaurant called the Bayou Café'. You order at the counter and they bring it out to you. Nothing fancy but the food was good.
We couldn't escape the rain that has been plaguing Texas so we had to hunker down one day for an all day rain. Once it let up we found a wetland preserve near the park and decided to explore it a little. A nice boardwalk with lots of marshy grasses and we even saw an alligator in the distance. Lots of birds and frogs. A nice diversion.
After our short stay we moved on to Louisiana and stopped at Poche's RV Park in Breaux Bridge, La. We had a recommendation from our friends Faye and Dave, The Wandering Camels. They had stayed there a few weeks before and were impressed with the fishing ponds and sites. We arrived and were able to pick the site we wanted. We took #65. It was on the end of a row in between ponds. We did have some afternoon and evening sun but we clipped a tarp to the awning and shaded our site well. We typically have stayed at Palmetto Island SP in Abbeville but the roads to the park are horrible and will beat you up totally. It's a great place but it was time for a change.
At Poche's there is so much room to get our steps in so we took several walks around the ponds each day and of course looked into getting some seafood. Our first try at seafood was a restaurant called Crazy 'bout Crawfish. We didn't do crawfish but we did enjoy some large Gulf Shrimp and crab cakes. I even took an order of bread pudding home. It had raisins and pineapple in it. A little different but very tasty. A nice local place with good food and a little atmosphere. Our next find in Breaux Bridge was a place that boils crawfish and you can buy potatoes and corn to go with it. The Boiling Spot is a order for take out place or they did have some outdoor tables if you wanted to eat there. Glenda is not into crawfish like me so we also ordered some Gulf shrimp for her. It was very well seasoned and had plenty of jazz to it.
Crazy 'bout Crawfish
Faye told me they contributed a license plate to the collection they have at Poche's
I found it.
The Boiling Spot
Crawfish and shrimp
Hello Big Daddy
We enjoyed our stay and if in the area again I would certainly come back. The folks in the office are very helpful with information about where to get good seafood and enjoyable to have some conversation with.
We're not done yet with seafood cravings...time to move on to Mississippi and stop at Buccaneer SP in Waveland. This area had been hit hard by Hurricane Katrina but is making an incredible come back with new homes on the gulf shore.
More on Mississippi and our stop there next time. Thanks for following along.