Duck Hunters – Myers Landing, La.- BOOM! BOOM BANG BANG BOOM! WHAMALANGABANGBANG! It’s duck season! I gather the plan is that you blow ‘em out of the sky when they’re landing for the night. Sorta like what you did at that singles bar last night. I’ve seen a lot of pickups, a lot of guys in camo drawers and precious few ducks. In fact I personally haven’t yet seen a duck that doesn’t have a “Made in China” stamp. Tonights’s forecast is for 30 kts+ and nicely cold. But the knights continue jousting.
Myers Landing, Lowry, La. – There’s zydeco to the right of me, zydeco to the left of me, big diesels in front and little diesels out back. We have found Cajun country. Actually we’re as south in Cajun country as we can go without a pirogue. Or an oil barge.
Myers landing is simply a boat ramp, store and campground…until the weekend. Mom just went out to meet the neighbors and reports that the guy next door said “We got a Florida cracker here!”
The big diesels are the tows going down the Mermentau River; the little diesels are the myriad pickup trucks that belong to the duck hunters and river shrimpers.
The campground, amorphous as it may be, has absolutely filled up. People stand around fires in their camo woolies denying that they’re freezing.
This is, friends, the heart of Cajun country. It’s not what the Travel Channel or the Food Network or Discovery says. It just is.
169 Myers Landing Rd
Feeling beat-up after our time at W. W. Williams’ Camp Parking Lot, we made a quick run up U.S. 231 about halfway to Wetumpka to Capital City RV Park.
The park has 88 FHU pull-through sites each with a gravel pad, a concrete patio, one tree and one bush. At our site, number 26, connections were correct. It’s pet-friendly, with all of seven doggie-walk areas, and inside the office building there’s a big-screen TV, lots of seating, laundromat and restroom/showers. The facilites, indeed the entire park, is immaculate. A nice plus is free WIFI; a repeater might be necessary to make it work ok.
It’s sort of a parking lot with sites, which is fairly unadvoidable, but the trees, bushes and tiny yards really break it up so it’s not just a parking lot.
It’s a nice park to stop in while traveling or to stay a week or so while visiting the Montgomery area. We’ll return if passing through the area.
4655 Old Wetumpka Hwy.
Montgomery, AL 36110