On the Bayou

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

My (Donna's) turn to update the blog today.  We had a fun morning touring the bayou in an airboat.  Tim had a great time sitting up by the guide.  We saw alligators (of course), turtles, fish, blue heron, egrets, and another type of bird that was black with an orange beak.  I was so wishing I had the bird expert (Ruth Toms) with me to help me know the type of bird I was seeing.  It was fun holding the alligators, but I did not wish to touch or get near the swamp rat that our guide had for us to see!  We left the bayou and drove to Baton Rouge where we toured the Rural Life Museum at the Louisiana State University.  We are now spending the night in Lake Charles, Louisiana and will be leaving tomorrow morning to head for Houston!  Carol:  I thought the same thing about the Domino sugar factory!  Karen:  Tim does most of the photography, but I help out some.  Love to hear from you; keep the comments and questions coming!

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Joanne on

It's so fun to hear about your travels. I'm glad you are having such a nice time!

Mim Hurst on

Did you need subtitles to understand the guides...like on Swamp People?

Joy Glick on

Did you see any of the effects of Katrina that an outsider would notice?

tim_and_donna on

Mim: No, we did not need subtitles. We understood our guide very well, and he was from the bayou. He told stories of playing in it as a child. I can't imagine ever going in there myself, I would never find my way out! And, never heard of Swamp People. Is that a tv show? Joy: Yes, we could see the effects of Katrina all around. But, it was amazing how good the French Quarter was. I expected to see a lot more damage left there. But, we saw much more devastation in Galveston, TX, from Ike in 08 than we did Katrina from 06. I guess they had 2 more years to work at rebuilding.

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