the open road

the open road

We all know that the creation of the U.S. Interstate highway system took all the glory out of American travel and reduced it to something easy, straightforward, and soulless. But you know what, I think the Louisiana state roads still have plenty of soul. Even I-10 (top) and the Lake...Read more
plantationing

plantationing

  The top two pictures are from Shadows-on-the-Teche, New Iberia, LA. All others are from Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, LA. I like the landscape and the grounds of both the houses better than the houses themselves, and feel less historically troubled appreciating a beautiful landscape than a house built on slave...Read more
swamp tour!

swamp tour!

  I’m incapable of thinking about our swamp tour! without an exclamation point. Swamp tour! (I blame this book, which I keep intending to read.) Our swamp tour! was with Champagne’s Cajun Swamp Tours on Lake Martin, just south of Breaux Bridge. In addition to the hoped-for gator sightings (we saw...Read more
honeymooners

honeymooners

    I hadn’t exactly planned on going to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on my honeymoon, but when you call up a place like Bayou Cabins (individual cabins! on the bayou! with free boudin and cracklins upon arrival [pictured above]! and a massive crawfish decorating the front yard [also pictured above]!) and they...Read more