We loved Louisanna, there were so many interesting things to see and do. We sampled Boudin Balls the first day, sausage and rice balls with a bread crust deep-fried. We also sampled Crawdads, tasty, but a lot of work to eat. Crawdads are a by-product of the Rice paddies.
My photos are of the Swamp Tour. It was an hour-long in a flat bottomed metal boat. The operator gave us a continuous dialogue of what we were seeing while running over logs and speeding around others! I don’t know about the other occupants, but I was scared to death we would tip over and have to swim with the gators. The first picture is of a boat like ours.
This is a picture of Martin Lake we crossed on our way to the swamp.
The Cypress trees with Spanish Moss.
More trees and pretty flowers, but shouldn’t get out of the boat to pick them, it is all water under them.
I held a foot long aligator, was interesting until he peed on me.
This fellow was waiting for us to return from out tour looking for lunch. We sat in the boat for 20 minutes, waiting for him to get tired of waiting and move on.
I hope you enjoyed pictures of my travels, have a million more of them, and may take more if we decide to travel in the future.
Creating worlds, characters, and wielding power like a madwoman, making my characters happy, sad, angry, and some of them with no redeeming qualities. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I sometimes laugh out loud when I am writing a scene, and I have been known to cry when one of my favorites has to die.
I am a left-handed Gemini, what do you expect?
Reading bedtime stories to my two children until they fell asleep or until they just told me to go away, was fun. Making up wild stories for my grandchild, and creating Halloween costumes from Cowboys to a Dragon, was another favorite thing to do. I missed that so much when they were grown, that I started writing.
My yearly newsletters frequently were drafted third-person by my Love Birds, Miranda our motorhome, and by Sir Fit the White Knight, our faithful Honda.
Throughout the years, some of my creative talents centered around writing letters of complaint expressing my displeasure with services or products. One crucial, at least to my Son, was a note to our local school bus driver petitioning her to allow him back on the bus. He was kicked off for making an obscene gesture at his buddy. I reminded her that it was not directed at her, and that “obscenity can be in the eye of the beholder,” kids use that gesture as a greeting. He rode the bus until he graduated.
I loved driving my English teacher crazy. Leaving a “continued next week” at the end of my five handwritten pages required each week. He was one of many people that suggested I “do something about my writing.”
I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks at the top of my class.
After 30 years, in the trenches as a Real Estate Professional, I have found that truth is stranger than fiction. My books are filled with characters I met in that profession. Their names were changed to protect the guilty. Others were from people we met traveling around the country in Miranda, our Motorhome.
I am married nearly 60 years to the love of my life, Shirl, and partner-produced two exceptionally talented children, and one grandchild who is our pride and joy.
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2 thoughts on “Duson, Louisanna near Laffayette”
It looks like a little advanture after an exciting tour. I‘ve never seen crocodiles in real live.
It was a lot of fun seeing the style of living and meeting nice people. Thank you for liking my blog and for commenting. We had many adventures and will try to show more in the future. Would love to have more adventures, and may do just that.