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    Default Lousiana Bayous

    Later this month my wife and I, want to visit the bayous but do not have a clue of what to see and what to do in this region. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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    My own time in southern Louisiana has been limited to the New Orleans - lake Pontchartrain - Baton Rouge area, but it is one of those regions that's still on my list to get back to someday. In particular, if I were looking for both a scenic and cultural experience, I'd be spending a fair amount of time along the Creole Nature Trail. But the geologist/geomorphologist in me would certainly also include the Old River Control Structures because someday, the Mississippi is going to break through these and change its course. By the same token, I'd poke around Morgan City and other towns along the Atchafalaya River which could easily be wiped out when this happens and the Mississippi takes that route to the Gulf. I've also been intrigued by Grand Isle and the towns in the Mississippi delta since Buzz and Tod drove their Corvette down there - just a little off the nominal "Route 66". Finally, from personal experience, I would recommend that you climb one of the levees in New Orleans, cross the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, and get a bit of Huey Long history at the old state capitol in Baton Rouge.


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    Thanks for the ideas and now time to do the research....

    Just a comment, The first episode of Route 66 had Todd and Buzz on Grand Isle on a shipping boat to make the journey along 66...the best that I can find, none of the episodes were actually filmed on the route but near by.

    Thanks again

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    Last time I was there, we visited Breaux Bridge. And had a great time at Mulate's. It was the afternoon, but young and old alike were dancing to a great zydeco band. Mulate's is mentioned in the novels featuring Dave Robecheaux. I don't know if it is still there.

    There is a legendary Saturday morning accordion get together at a some place. I never made it though. I think that it is in Mamou.

    We had a great night out in Memphis at Elvis Presley's Memphis night club, but I think that it has changed hands and may not be as good.

    The House of Blues in New Orleans was sensational, but I think that most of the good acts are now dead and they don't have so many real blues acts now. Of course the French Quater is great, although post hurricane, I don't know.

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    Default Fred's Lounge

    Just checked it out. Fred's Lounge Mamou. Google it!

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    Looks like Mulate's is not the place it used to be. In fact it has been bought out. Shame!

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