Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Looking for an Alligator in the Bayous of Louisiana

Exploring the little towns of the back Bayous of Louisiana in search of alligators, was more fun than I would have imagined. Moss covered trees, warm humid air, buzzing of insects, the sun on my shoulders and the warmth of the people in these small towns along the Bayous are all absolutely wonderful. The people are always willing to tell you about the history of the area and their little town, sharing stories that at times may seem unbelievable to some, but are quite entertaining.
Louisiana Cajuns are fun, authentic folks and they never let a chance go by if there is some fun to be had. Cookouts by the river, fishing, boating, sitting in the shade drinking lemonade or a cool beer just shooting the breeze, whatever their choice of fun, they enjoy life as a comfortable friend. That is what makes the exploring an experience to remember. As for the alligator… well there’s always tomorrow. I know they are out there.

People here live on house boats, beautiful southern plantation homes, trailers, and some even in shacks,  but living by the Bayous of Louisiana is a way of life filled with history. With quaint road names like Grace Tureau, Cully Brussard and Summerfield, and town names like Galvez, French Settlement, and  Village of Port Vincent, the sense that you have taken a step back in time is quite strong. Life on these Bayous is a pleasant, unique, and worth Exploring again and again!

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