Wednesday October 12, 2011, 82 miles (132 km) – Total so far: 1,014 miles (1,632 km)
The day started with a good breakfast at the diner compliments of the motel. We then started our way west and climbed over several bridges. We passed over the Mongonza Spillway which is several miles long. None of the bridges have shoulders so we negotiated with the traffic which was very accommodating. In fact everyone just moves to the other lane with no honks. After a few hours we were tired of the headwinds so took a break at a designated rest stop which consists of a porta potty and two covered picnic tables. It was nicely shaded so we rested. We continued on and finally saw another motel 30 miles west of where we stayed. Accommodations are few and far between on Hwy 190 through Louisiana. We saw one campground about 30 miles back. I hesitate to try stealth camping because of Jocelyn but I’m sure we will at some point.
After lunch we rode into Eunice and thought about spending the night there but it was too early. The next accommodations were here in Kinder about 28 miles west. We decided to go for it even though it was threatening rain. We surprisingly powered through the weather and arrived in Kinder after 6. There we were greeted by several inexpensive motels and chose the one right next door to a Mexican restaurant. We did our usual routine of showers, laundry, and dinner and were in bed at 8:30 after a long 82 miles. Tomorrow Texas maybe!