since I am currently unemployed and am not going outside again until winter is over I shall continue. our intent was to ride as much 2-lane as possible and stay off the big unfriendly interstates. just before Shreveport we picked up some awesome backroads thru La. we landed on hiway 84 which took us into Texas. don't underestimate the roads in Louisiana. they are quiet and very scenic with some nice little waysides to take a break.
that night we stayed in a KOA kabin outside