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In the morning Lynn and I hit the swamp, hurp-hurp. We went for a tour on the Manchac Swamp.
Lotsa gators, turtles and spooky history stories. Very pretty.
AND THEN THERE WERE RACCOONS!!! MARSHMALLOW EATING RACCOONS! **** yeah!
After our raccoon, gator and turtle overdose we headed to 'The Cabin' for lunch which is a ...
... the things you want to do and don't have to look back in regret later on thinking about what you missed out on.
There is much more before and after these events, but the time is running out on our library computer and we are pooped as pancakes. So, thank you a million times over to everyone who has helped us along the way in journey. May the love and light of the unicorns continue to bless your day!
Lolligagging in Louisiana,
Powerstroke and Turbo Diesel
... State Historic site. This is the site of the Oakley Plantation, where John James Audubon arrived in 1821 to serve as a tutor for the young lady of the house. This house is built in a style more typical for the islands in the west indies, with great shutters allowing ventilation along the outside gallery, but helping to keep sun (and bugs) away. It was interesting that in this house, ...
Today we drove across the Old Choctaw Trail to the historic towns of Clinton, and Jackson, Louisiana. We were held up at Greensburg by another parade- apparently fall is the parade time of year down here! Every child in town appeared to be featured in this parade, which passed by the historic court house and land office mentioned before. The road was shut down for about an hour, but we made good ...
... workmen, supplies, equipment, etc., move via what I have termed "work boats." Basically, they are of similar design but painted differently. They are steered via a rudder and tiller. On one occasion, we saw a helmsman looking straight ahead and moving the tiller with his foot. Dogs were often seen on these boats- sometimes in the cockpit and sometimes on the foredeck. I know this is a civil engineering thing but the "garbage boats" were very interesting and ...