Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunrise in Monument Valley

Thursday, April 5, 2018

From Eunice, LA to Galveston, TX

Never heard of Eunice, LA?????  Me either. How did we come to stay here? Well, when researching the route from NOLA to Galveston we found out that I-10 was under construction and the roads were in horrible shape.We reached out to the RV forum for a recommendation and one smart person suggested taking 190/12 from Baton Rouge to Vidor,TX and then south to Winnie and Port Bolivar. So that was our plan. We decided to leave NOLA in the afternoon to make sure we had plenty of time to get to the ferry in Port Bolivar. What a great suggestion this was. Eunice was a small town on 190 and they had a small family run Inn and campground
so we decided to stay there. We expected to pay a higher rate, but to our surprise it was only $17 for the night for full hookup. The WiFi was great, but there was no cable TV. No problem, There were some over the air channels. I had asked for recommendations for casual places to eat when we checked in and the owner said Rocky's or DC;s.
So Rocky's Cajun Kitchen was it. I would have taken pictures of the outside of this unique and colorful place, but it was pouring down rain.!1s0x8624b5f20cb8d267%3A0xaf5c67097799d3a5!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4s%2Fmaps%2Fplace%2Frocky%27s%2Bcajun%2Bkitchen%2Beunice%2Blouisiana%2F%4030.4948978%2C-92.3967183%2C3a%2C75y%2C182.72h%2C90t%2Fdata%3D*213m4*211e1*213m2*211sJX_OSWC8dTgWBkXbCYKM-A*212e0*214m2*213m1*211s0x8624b5f20cb8d267%3A0xaf5c67097799d3a5!5srocky%27s%20cajun%20kitchen%20eunice%20louisiana%20-%20Google%20Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipOTxwFh0tL4VVpbIyCajASEf-rJdS0espf0xiwr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi90_aAmaPaAhXRV98KHXZ6AKIQpx8IoQEwCg

Wow, this was the real deal. It was truly authentic Cajun cuisine. You could tell the customers and staff were locals. Everyone we passed were eating trays of boiled crawfish. We saw one table polish off 3 trays of them in a short time. The menu looked pretty good, but we are not crawfish people, so David had red beans and rice (AGAIN) and I had the small order of fried shrimp and we had an order of onion rings. The waitress asked what to drink. David said" do you have an IPA?". The waitress looked like he  was speaking a foreign language. "an IPA?" he repeated. "Uggg NO" she said very matter of fact. So we had water. The food however was great. Everything was really the best we had had the whole trip including NOLA. Very, very good. The place also looked small, but there were a couple of large rooms to each side of the room we were in. We found out that if you are there on Fri or Sat night they have a seafood buffet and live music. Check out the pictures. That should have been a great time. Too bad we missed that. It looked like fun.

We left lovely Eunice headed for Port Bolivar. Of course Bentley had to be center front for the best view of Eunice.

We were riding along SR 87 on the way to the ferry. It ran right along the beach. Talk about an isolated area. There is nothing around, but house rentals near the beach. I can't imagine wanting to stay in an area without anything near by

The timing to the ferry was perfect. We got to the ferry at 2 pm and just drove right on, motor home, car with Bentley on the dashboard. It was a 18 minute free ride from Port Bolivar to Galveston.

Docking was a breeze in Galveston and off we went to our campground on the beach. This is our view from the back MH window. It is quite breezy, but we are hoping to take Bentley for a nice walk on the beach. The other kitties are probably too nervous. What a great place for napping too.

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