Road trip with Tom and Lisa -we are traveling along the
Atchafalaya River from Melville to Simmesport ,Louisiana Taking Hwy : LA 105-N. It follows the river as it winds along filled with farm life .
We leave my small town of Melville :
And follow LA 105-N out of town:
The farm land between the two town is now in bloom as the Azalea come in bloom. The Azalea flower is a symbol of femininity and of softness; it is something that you would give a loved one and it is a flower that is found in a lot of beautiful bouquets today.
The road is windy and filled with tiny country churches. And acres of farm land. All ready to be planted in the future with soy beans and corn.
Simmesport is a small town of some 2,200 people. It lies in the middle of the state at the southeastern corner of Avoyelles Parish. The area was settled by Bennet B Simmes sometime before 1834. It wasn’t until 1840 that the post office began to call the area Simmes’ Port. The dominate feature of Simmesport is the Atchafalaya River (Choctaw for “long river”) which begins a few miles north of Simmesport and flows all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.