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... the Okeechobee deal. The lake/river isn't in the picture much.
I finally hit the roads to Baton Rouge and the skies opened up again. I was on I-10 for about 5 miles when I couldn't see a thing. I pulled off to another gas station and the weather front was so bad the station actually shut the pumps off for fear of lightning strike. Knowing that really helped me feel safe.
The rain passed, ...
... and raised in Cajun Country.
We arrived in Opelousas for a 1:15 tour of the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum. I'm sure most of you have heard about the Orphan trains that carried young children from New York to each state in the early 1900's. It all started with a young lady that had Asiati cholera and while she laid in a coma she had a vision of little children. She promised God that if He spared her life she would devote the rest of her life to His ...
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 ...
... day we went to the State Capitol which was really beautiful inside. Then on to Mike the tiger who is the mascot of Louisiana State University. He was kinda sleepy due to the heat. Finally moving onto Nottoway house and doing a tour. Beautiful house. We were taken on a tour by a young girl who was dressed for the era.
Check out the photos! Pretty darn pretty!
This morning I drove back to Baton Rouge which only took an hour. I stopped at the Old State Capitol Building which kind of looks like a building out of medieval times. I drove over to the State Capitol Building and parked on Spanish Town Road. It was a short walk to the Capitol but not very much parking around it. Most of the parking is for employees of the Capitol so I was lucky to find on-street parking. I was taking a few pictures when I noticed a couple school busses pull ...