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Had breakfast with an old chap who favoured us with a long monologue which was pretty difficult to hear (and escape from). After that we got on the huge, decorated, hop on hop off bus which had a good local guide. This town has an interesting history. It was originally founded by capuchin monks who were in a flood prone area and used this high ridge nearby to bury their dead eventually they moved their monastery ...
... Bayou boat took over an hour instead of a few minutes. The swampy waterways were rather pretty and there were plenty of alligators which the driver attracted with chicken necks and marshmallows (!!!), quite a few turtles which slid into the water as we approached and some green herons. There was a family of raccoons living on the bank which he had trained to sit up like meerkats. On the ...
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!
Very simply, my bucket list trip to Italy was everything I had hoped for and more! I feel steeped in the beauty, culture and history of that very special country. I know I am indeed blessed to have had this opportunity, especially to have been able to share it with my family.
Allison loves doors. And they were incredible it Italy. So we began taking pictures of them. I've included them here along with some windows and a balcony. Just double click on a picture to enlarge ...