November 19 2015
After a great night of rest in our private RV, we managed to have an early start this time... well early for us 9:30 AM
We crossed the bridge with no problem, while we where crossing we realized that it wasn’t as big as we thought.
We road along the old Spanish trail which didn't have too much traffic. We went through a lot of farm land mostly sugar cane fields. It used to be plantations about 80 years ago. Today latín white and african americas are working the land together.
There were a few mechanical problems but we fixed them as fast as we could. We were not in a very nice area to be broken down. It was getting late so we speeded up to try to make it to New Iberia before dark.
When the sun was coming down we were not sure if we were going to make it to our destination before dark. There weren’t any motels in the town of Jennette. I was thinking in camping on the side of the road but I wasn’t sure if that was the correct decision. When traveling one always has to stay connected to the moment to be able to feel what is the best thing to do. I was having a hard time deciding since it had been a long day. The vibe of the town wasn’t the best and it was getting dark. But something told me to keep on and get to New Iberia.
We were riding at a very good speed. Finally, we made it to New Iberia and called Will. He told us we could stay at his place a couple of days before this.
Will took us out for dinner and we had some really good crawfish Powboys. Then him and his wife talked about the history of Louisiana. They where both born in french families. Their ancestors were brought from Nova Scotia to Louisiana. Some people were brought to New Orleans. They thought they would fit in with the french population of the time but the New Orlinians looked at them as the lower class peasants and kicked them out of the city. Other groups were dropped off by the shores of the Mississippi in the middle of no where. They had to figure out how to survive off the land and start building a community little by little. Some others were just living along the swamps surviving off alligators, wild rice, fish, etc. Some communities started building their houses along the bayou to have easy access to water their crops. The town of New Iberia still has it's structure based along the Bayou
We where very lucky to be able to stay with this beautiful people.
Will was an antique fan colector and had fans that date back to the 1800's. His collection was quite impressive and unique.
The next day. Kathy and karma cooked a delicious meal. Catfish, corn casserole, rice with quinoa and mustard greens. We had a really nice day relaxing here and getting a few things done to get ready for our next ride. Bon nuit!