2012 Texas Trip travel blog

koa lafayette

mini golf

We got out of Houston around 11:00 am on our way to Lafayette Louisiana for a couple of day stay. It was a 4 hour drive, but very interesting. As we were driving along I-10 going east we kept seeing fields that were flooded with what appeared at markers sticking up in the middle. We found out that the flooded fields were rice paddies. Louisiana is a huge rice produced since the late 1800's. Louisiana produces 24% of the national total of rice used in the United States. Another idea the farmers had was to also put crawfish in the rice paddies. Now they grow rice and also crawfish in the same field, what I thought were markers in the paddies, crawfish traps. As we were told the issue with the crawfish traps, when they harvest the crawfish traps they must be careful because water moccasin get in the trap to eat crawfish. We plan to visit Avery Island, the home of Tabasco sauce, and a rice museum on Monday, should be interesting.

We arrived at the KOA about 3 pm and got set up. Very nice park and close to the I-10 so it was not hard to find.

They have mini golf, lake, swimming pool, cabins. and lot of stuff to do for a family. This is a campground that is usually full on weekends with the local campers.

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