Today is one of those days it is better to be snuggled indoors. Wind driven rain with gusts well over 30 miles per hour. A head wind to be exact. Joe is fighting to keep our pickup in our lane of the highway.
Some areas around Houston have flooded streets. Beaumont, Texas further east is fairing just as bad. Lake Charles, Louisiana is being pelted by the rains and strong winds.
A bridge over Prien Lake which connects to the Gulf Ocean looked quite ominous to me as I watched the high bridge get closer.
Water on the lake had waves dancing in the wind to the tunes of vehicle engines straining up the incline against the force of the wind pushing back.
A working tug boat struggled below us.
Our route, dead heading, to Shelbyville, Tennessee will be the same going back to New Caney, Texas which is a little north and east of Houston.
We’ve left the wide open landscapes of New Mexico featuring rain, wind, and occasional spots of hail
for tree lined highways with stout winds and rain through Louisiana.
Crossing over the Atchafalaya Swamp near Baton Rouge, Louisiana on an overcast and rainy day has enabled me to get a few good photos.
The first is a satellite view of the swamp.
In Lobdel, Louisiana – a suburb of Baton Rouge – a bridge named for a very crooked politician. Huey P. Long. His famed corruption was a laundry list of crimes likened to any Mafia don in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
The upper deck of the bridge is for train traffic sandwiched between east bound and west bound vehicle traffic.
Views from the top of the bridge are spectacular. The Huey P. Long bridge spans the Mississippi River.
A rotting pier, long neglected, is seen on the eastern bank of the Mississippi.
Those of you that have hung in with me saw some of these photos last year when we moved a lot of Wal-Mart trucks from Opelousas, Louisiana to Tunica, Mississippi.
Okay that’s enough for today. We won’t be traveling any where near New Orleans for interesting pictures.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone.