On July 4th my sister and I had a barbecue dinner in red, white, and blue and then we went to the park in Lafayette to see fireworks. I must say I expected more of it ... It was a short firework show with orchestra playing on big TV screens. Instead of live show with boom, boom, boom!!!
Justice is blind
The next day Mateja took me to Vacherie to the plantations down the River Road. First we visited Oak Alley where we took the tour of the plantation house and learnt about its history. We also took some great pictures of the oaks in front of the house and then moved onto Laura Plantation.
|The beautiful entrance|
|Sis on the oaks|
At Laura Plantation we learnt about Creoles who are a mixture of native Americans, western African brought as slaves and European immigrants (mainly French).
One day Nick took Mateja and I shooting skeet. We had a blast! I hit 5 out of 6 still targets but could not hit the flying one. On the other hand, Mateja hit the flying one with her eyes shut but could not hit the still one. It was more fun than I expected and that showed as the bruises on our shoulders.
|My first shot|
|Nick showing off|
The day before we left Louisiana we went back to the Lake Martin. We put the boat in the lake and took some amazing photos. We saw a snake, spoonbills, blue herons, but we couldn't find alligators. It is so different and amazing, I loved it. When we got to the shore a man asked us how many fish we had caught. He couldn't understand that we had only taken the boat ride because they catch fish on daily basis. That is also why they think that vegetarians eat fish and that we don't really eat anything ... They actually say that we are screwed if we don't eat animals!
|Me, hiding form the spider|
|Shit stuck to our motor|