Everything you need in Chauvin, Louisiana.
The levee of Bayou Petit Caillou supports the long strip of houses that is Chauvin and Cocodrie, the narrowest towns I have ever seen. Way down delta in Louisiana, you are either on the levee, in the bayou, or somewhere out in the salt marsh. For exactly 100 years, Cecil Lapeyrouse’s Grocery has been on the levee. Today most of the houses are seasonal, and the store gets by with business from people coming down to shrimp or fish or have fun. We stopped by on our exit from the LUMCON Marine Center in Cocodrie where Public Lab held its annual meeting. That had fallen into the fun category.
Its not a problem that the old Chevy on the levee takes up a prime parking spot. I think this car is exactly as old as I am. And in better shape.
There is more stuff for sale than for display only, but it is close.
Most of these cameras seem to have more than half the age of the store.
There are window sashes hanging free under the front porch. Is this a local tradition?
The bayou side was once the front of the store. After the road was built down the levee, it switched.
Coca-Cola introduced this slogan in 1910, five years before the curvy bottle.
It must be a good white wine if it comes in a blue bottle.
I did not peek at the hidden letters, and I hope that I did not violate the directive.
This is obviously a much coveted award.
The last moments of fun down on the bayou, at least until next year.