Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The pre-classes crazies are settling in here and the weather has returned to something akin to being inside something's mouth while it opens an oven and inhales. It is August in South Louisiana! So A. and I went on a little road trip to see places we have not seen. We drove over a few bridges. This first one was on the way home, the I-10 bridge over the Mississippi. We mostly stayed off the highway.
We did follow the signs to Avery Island, not an island at all but a salt dome. I'll have to get back to you on how that works. We paid for the walking and driving tour at Jungle Gardens. Not much of a jungle. I did not see an alligator, but I did see a lot of birds, egrets, a blue heron and a few ibis. Partially a bird sanctuary, partially a drive-though forest and garden. Odd but a chance to walk in the shade in the afternoon and enjoy the quiet. We drove all the way to Morgan City before deciding to attempt to navigate a path home. Easier said than done in a landscape that is more water than land and road. We did it, and made it home in time for dinner. Now back to fretting about school.