My experience in Thibodaux, Louisiana has been filled with nothing but positive memories and experiences. This Louisiana town, which lies on the bayou just south of I-10 is home to about 15,000 people as well as Nicholls State University! A town filled with outgoing people, great food, and for the most part spectacular weather has been my home for the past 8+ months.
This past weekend I got to travel on a luxurious Carnival Cruise ship to Cozumel, Mexico and back! This trip couldn’t have been better with near perfect weather and pristine waters in every direction, I was left to relax, appreciate, and reflect on how good life is! Continue reading
Mardi Gras, which in essence is a celebration of over indulgence prior to beginning the Lenten season was first brought to the United States in the late 17th Century by French Catholic settlers who had claimed the region that now makes up Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama!
New Orleans is a city that is recognized world wide for Bourbon Street and the annual Mardi Gras Festivities but you would be missing the boat if that’s all you got out of your experience in the Big Easy!
The second day of my road trip resumed after resting for a couple short hours at the Mississippi Welcome Center near the state line between Alabama and itself. As I pulled away from my parking place I realized that I hadn’t slept all night but a break from starring at oncoming headlights was good. The sun was rising and I knew it was going to be a beautiful day to make the long diagonal commute across the state and eventually into Louisiana.