After getting away from Lafayette, the area became mostly rice fields and crayfish. They grow in the rice field. Traveling LA-736 was a nice ride. I passed a turtle in the road and made a U turn to go back and help it out of the road. Some one me beat to it. If I had not gone back to help, my wife Vicki, would have put a bad JU JU on me. I passed a great frog mural in one small town. This is a good omen as the logo on our boat was a frog sitting on a fingernail moon, just like in the picture. I stopped in Merryville at Stu's for lunch. I was pretty sure their hamburger meat was fresh.
At 11:58 I crossed into Texas, just two minutes before the dead line that Ed gave me;"be out of my state by high noon". Thanks for the miles guys. Somewhere along here we crossed another milestone...1000 miles from home.
Texas roads can be a little intimidating since the speed limit is 70 mph almost everywhere except school zones where it is 90 mph I think. Once you get comfortable with the local custom of pulling over on the wide shoulder to let people pass it is much more comfortable. The roads are pretty good, except a stretch where they , for some mysterious reason, grooved a section of the lane that made it a little rough to ride.