Trip meter 116 miles
Tabasco sauces are made at Avery Island, Louisiana and we are off to see the factory today on our way to Breaux Bridge. Our friend Richard Burris, in Rockport, suggested an RV park named Poche's near Breaux Bridge about a hundred miles from Myers Landing where we were last night, and we are anxious to check it out. It just happens that Poche's is a Passport America park and that means as members we can stay for 1/2 off- Score!
The roads in rural Louisiana have two things in common.
We were following our GPS routing to Avery Island when we suddenly rounded a curve to see signs telling us that the road had been closed. A local told us it was due to a bridge being out of service- and that we'd have to turn around.
The process is to:
Stop in the middle of your lane,
Get into the towed car and set the handbrake
Disconnect the safety cables by opening the quick link on each side
Undo the clips holding the Tow Defender (protection barrier) between car and MH and roll the cloth up and secure it.
Unhook the airline for the braking system.
Unhook the lanyard to the break-away switch from MH to the car.
Pull up on the levers on the tow arms to release tension
Remove the locking pins at the ends of the tow bar arms at the car
Back the car away
Turn the motorhome around and
Reverse this process to hook the car up again!
We arrived at Avery Island at a little before noon, and since the next tour didn't start till noon, we had a quick lunch of soup and crackers before heading to the factory.
The gift shop was pure gold!
By 2 PM we were ready to head for Breaux Bridge and Poche's RV.
The park is very large and is mostly lakes, which means everyone gets a lakefront lot!
Jeff and Joan
Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel's immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way. -Ralph Crawshaw