One of my favorite places to spend a Sunday afternoon is the Atchafalaya Basin, better known as the Henderson Swamp. It's majestic beauty is unparalleled and the fun one might find there on any given Sunday, is really incredible! I've had a lot of inquiries about this car-boat that I'm seen waving from in my sidebar. It is a 60's German Amphicar, owned by a bachelor friend of mine and it actually floats on water and drives on land, and is an absolute blast. It only goes about 10 miles per hour and has a built in bilge pump to pump out water that sometimes gets in the car-boat. It's a total blast!
He launches it at Angelle's Whiskey River Landing, on Levee Road, in Henderson. It's perfect for cruising around the swamp for a few hours before the Sunday afternoon dance at Whiskey River. We have friends that have camps on the swamp that we stop by and visit, along the way. Then when 4 o'clock comes, it's time to dance. Whiskey River is also a dancehall, as well as a boat landing, and plays host to some of the best Cajun and Zydeco music and dancers, anywhere.
There is a beautiful view of the basin from the dance floor and the dancing that goes on here is nitty-gritty, like no other place I know of. As the night goes on, it becomes more and more crowded and some patrons take to dancing on the bar! I am planning to go there this Sunday to hear Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, except this time we'll be driving up to the dance on jet skis! Let the Good Times Roll! Oh, the life of a Cajun!!! To see more pics and videos of Whiskey River and for more information, click here.