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BillyBobJoeBrown Says: One of our favorite pastimes is that thar mudriding we like to do. It sho' is a lot of fun! Hop in your four-wheel drive or on a four-wheeler orthree-wheeler and head on down to Muddy Bayou! You might get yourself just a little dirty, so if your the type that doesn't like to...
Deville does not appear to have any sort of mass transit. Because of its remote location, car (or even better, as explained below, truck) rental is mandatory if you fly in. There are several agencies near Alexandria International Airport (AEX). The nearest Greyhound terminal is also in Alexandria.
Deville is the sort of terrain where people really do have a use for their GMC trucks. It's not soccer-mom minivan country at all. The roads are rough, and hunting and fishing abound.
Written Oct 4, 2002
Big old store with a Dollar General Sign on it.
What to buy: It's got lots of stuff in it. You got your clothes, toys, food, drinks, jewelry, bath products, dishwashing liquid,slippers, underwear, reading glasses, lamps, candles, sheets, placemats, fine china, deodorant, we even got some milk. And friendly service. A bathroom AND a waterfountain.
What to pay: Depends on if it's Christmas or not. Mostly about $20-30.
Written Feb 7, 2004
Address: Highway 28 East
BillyBobJoeBrown Says: Don't ask what's in the food. They might just play a joke on you and tell you it's alligator eyes. Or they might tell you it's chicken. It might swim or fly, or a little of both. They've got a great sense of humor down here. Know this for future reference: a four-wheeler is...
BillyBobJoeBrown Says: Don't just assume that a deer's just as friendly as Rudolf. Especially bucks during mating season. Best just stay away. And don't mess with his woman. Don't worry about the rifle or dogs. You better just haul butt and don't look back. I lose more friends that way. Sad story....
I didn't see anything that I would call a tourist trap. There are several local general stores, but their merchandise doesn't seem to be aimed at tourists. If you need postcards, you'll find them at the Super Wal-Mart in nearby Pineville!
Updated Jan 25, 2005
Favorite thing: Welcome to the real Louisiana bayou! Deville is way out in the middle of nowhere, east of the twin cities of Alexandria-Pineville. People come here to fish at the landings, and to raise their children in a safe family atmosphere.
Fondest memory: Deville is an area full of modestly-priced one-story houses and trailers surrounded by plenty of land. The same families have lived on the same roads for decades, but they are slowly being augmented by families who have deliberately relocated in order to give their children a better lifestyle. The living is laid-back and unpretentious, yet modern conveniences are always within reach. You can live in a rundown shack with Confederate flags hanging in place of windowshades, yet still have cable TV, internet access and cellular phone service in your home. It's a fascinating study in contrasts!
Written Oct 4, 2002