One thing we love about RV living is that we have had the opportunity to explore places we likely would otherwise never see. One of those such places is the State Park and fishing community of Grand Isle, Louisiana. It's hard to pass up an opportunity to camp a couple hundred feet from the shore. The area is popular for the shrimping industry and you can see as many as a dozen shrimp boats dragging their nets at any given time of the day.
The air felt amazing and we enjoyed walking the sand to see a couple sun rises coming up over the gulf waters. There were a great number of shells along the beach some of which were home to hermit crabs scurrying about. Must of the far East end of the beach is off limits as it is preserved as a bird sanctuary but there was plenty of room to play. In the early mornings the tide would bring in quite a few dead fish that were injured from the shrimp nets, but by afternoon the beaches were washed clean and great to play on.
We visited over Mother's Day weekend and while it was busy for the actual holiday, once the weekend ended we practically had the beaches to ourselves. The girls played in the waves and dug in the sand each day until the sunset and the darkness forced them to call it a night.
While I wouldn't call this the prettiest beach we have ever seen by a very long shot, it is one of few in Louisiana. With most of the area covered with marshes and swamp lands, and alligators in basically every body of fresh water around, this beach was just the thing these girls needed for a few days. These aren't the white sandy beaches we have experienced along most of the gulf coast, but to these girls sand is imagination magic. Besides, if you aren't happier when you are dirty from head to toe, then you just don't know how to live!