Hampton Inn Houma
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We took off for Morgan city to visit mr Charlie today, a training facility for oil rig workers. We had a very nice tour guide who shared his opinions about the oil industry.. Very interesting to learn how the semi-submerged oil rigs are setup so they don't move. And all the additional safety precautions that were put into place after the bad oil accident 5 years ago. One example, they are required ...
We docked overnight at Oak Alley Plantation.
Having already visited two plantations, walking out half way through the tour of the second, we decided just to explore the gardens at Oak Alley Plantation. And they were worth exploring. A double row of massive oak trees, from which the plantation gets it's name, line the long path up to the entrance of the plantation home. These trees are about ...
If you ever get the chance to do an airboat tour of Louisiana swamp, don't think about it -just do it!
Today was so much fun. I think we hit lucky with Captain Gary though. He was brilliantly bonkers. Must be something in the name eh ;)
Our tour group for the day consisted of twelve people. Six of those all knew each other from Vancouver, so they were put on one air boat. The other six, including us three, a couple from California and Amy from New York, ...
... same tour. At least we know we're in the right place!
We pick another 8 people up, then we're on our way. Anna is our guide. She is creole. I had only ever heard of creole in reference to food, so it was interesting to learn about the word to mean a mix of cultures in relation to the original French / Spanish / Native American and/or African settlers.
En route to the first plantation, we encounter a little bit of excitement with a fugitive manhunt on ...
... better than California—at least there are SOME conservatives in California."
But I had to wonder- did the Stonybrook/LSU game even make the NYTimes? Anyway, an interesting look at perspectives. It reminds me a bit of that classic New Yorker cover showing NY, and the rest of the world stretching in the back, obviously less important. Apparently everyone looks at their world from that perspective--—even in Houma, LA.