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Texas or Bust

Texas or Bust

Texas was indeed the next stop, only just tho. I watched the kids swimming in the alligator infested river for a while and skyped A Certain Someone and hit the road. Annoyingly that was now the day before yesterday so I can't remember much of what happened. One thing that I didn't mention in the last post though was that the landscape had radically changed again, while going over a bridge towards the state park. All of a sudden I was in hardwood swamps and it was pretty amazing looking.

Swimming with Alligators

Swimming with Aligators?

What a difference an hour makes. I got back to the horrible new posh development where the brass band were playing and there were thousands of horrible posh people quaffing champagne and complaining about how much tax they pay, probably. The band here on and were pretty amazing. I hope the gig paid well for them because it can't have been that much fun. A few folks, notably the handful of black people there, danced for the second set but it was still a very weird gig so I headed back to the hostel to check out the music there.

I'm standing on a corner in Lafayette, state of Lousianna...

I'm standing on a corner in Lafayette, state of Lousianna...

Wondering where a city boy could go, To get a little conversation, Drink a little red wine, Catch a little bit of those Cajun girls, Dancing to Zydeco, yoo hoo... (name that song?)

I was up bright and early this morning after a surprisingly early start to the morning traffic over the bridge Breaux Bridge is named for. It was all worth it for the view of the morning mist on the sunny river when I opened the tent though.

i saw a alligator!

i saw a alligator!

Atchafalaya Campground

Atchafalaya Campground

I was up and out early, it was a bit of a relief to get out of the sno ball house as it was pretty grotty. It'd only been closed since Isaac so I'm struggling to see how it can have transformed from a nice clean working kitchen to how it was now in 2 weeks. Obviously I was grateful for the shelter and the food (2 out of date McDonalds apple pies, a milky way (which over here is...a Mars Bar!) some other snacks, a tin of spam and a jug of V8 juice). I was also welcome to all the remaining food in there (Powerade and crisps).

Sno Ball Haven

Sno Ball Haven

Out of India

Out of India

Finally the rain stopped and I tried to make something of the day. I had a swim and a shower and headed for the bus stop. Hilariously someone had stolen the sign so I had to manoeuvre myself as close to the spot on gmaps and hope for the best. It worked. This is not the first time I've had trouble with bus stops, and not the last...

Shapes Were Thrown

Shapes Were Thrown

The rain continued raining pretty much all day but it seems I had a day of stuff to do anyway - uploading photos (you're welcome), laundry etc. There are always people around here to chat to too so the day passed pleasantly enough. I even managed a refreshing swim in the pool (I didn't expect a pool in a $20 a night hostel!).

Gallery 7 - New Orleans and Nashville

OK, I've been rained off today so have done some photo uploading. Here you go:

https://picasaweb.google.com/109287950546876120385/Gallery7NewOrleansAnd...

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