The burning SUV didn't look like it was the result of an accident, but it doesn't matter how it started, it was awful to drive by. The traffic on that side of the highway was at a standstill and the fire trucks trying to respond were as stuck as everyone else was. They couldn't move. We can only hope that no one was in the vehicle....
Our route took us over the mighty, muddy Mississipi River north of New Orleans and on probably 40 miles of raised highway over the deep swampland of the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge.
|Mississippi River at Baton Rouge|
It was good to be moving again, even though it was a fairly long driving day. We've stopped for the night in Henderson, Louisiana at a private campground that is fairly empty at this time of year. Its a good place to spend the night and for the first time in many weeks we can sleep without the air conditioner!
|the campground even provided a Mallard escort to our site|
Tomorrow we'll continue on to the Sandy Creek COE campground just west of Jasper, Texas.