Taste of the Louisiana Bayou

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Well, most of you know that I took the most awaited trip this past weekend home to Louisiana! I had not been home since Christmas, and after Joel's exam we headed to Louisiana! We had the best time with friends and family and we miss them all already!

I took lots of photos to give you guys a peak into the life that I had while living in Louisiana. Being from there, I have a great appreciation for the food, wetlands, swamp, and it's critters.

Let's Start with some of the yummy and SPICY food I got to eat while home !


Next up is some Boating we did on Sunday & Monday for Memorial Day ! The whole gang came along and we had a blast blaring country music and hanging out !


Next are some photos of Lake Pontchartrain and the Tchefuncte River! Anybody wanna try to pronounce those tongue twisters? I grew up on this Lake and crossed the Causeway multiple times a week to hop over to New Orleans. The Tchefuncte River is where I grew up going boating and eating at restaurants on the river.

Recognize that old boat? It's where the Green Lantern was filmed !
-Funny fact: My parents woke up in the middle of the night and thought a boat had capsized and that the coast guard was saving them, no, it was just the film crew filming in the lake. 
Recognize that Light House? It, along with the road in my neighborhood was where Benjamin Button was filmed!
-Fun fact: My neighbors took photos with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett while I had to sit in class. Boo. 



Next are some photos from our boat trip on Moday to Lake Maurepas in Manchac, La! This is very close to where Bruce, from Swamp People does his hunting! We took a 20 minute boat ride to only find out that the well known restaurant Middendorf's was closed. Oh well, we enjoyed the ride there and the river is beautiful!




And lastly, I wanted to share this little montage of Rayne's first time swimming AND a little friend that we found in the canal (backyard)... an ALLIGATOR! Not unusual at the least, but I still get so psyched when I see them swimming around right in my backyard.



And that's it y'all ! I know I kind of went picture overload, but I couldn't resist. I had 5 months of picture taking enthusiasm built up and ready to un leash! 

If you read it all and looked at every picture, thank you, really I am so appreciative ! Photo editing took me over 2hrs, so again, I got a little into my trip again. 

20 comments:

  1. LOVE SEEING ALL THIS THAT'S SO CLOSE TO HOME!

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  2. Awe, yay! Seeing how much you miss all this stuff makes me realize how much I take this wonderful place for granted! Glad you had a good time at home.

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  3. Looks so fun!! I have been dying to take a trip down to New Orleans.. after seeing that food, now I'm even moreee excited to hopefully get to go soon!

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  4. I love seeing all that great looking food it just make my mouth water.
    We were actually there for the championship high school football games which we go every year and they were doing the filming we got to stand behind the taped off section and watch clips.
    Glad you had a great weekend

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  5. Awww I love this post Britt!!! I think it is so much fun getting to know my bloggy friends and learn all about where they are from!!! Looks like you had a well deserved blast of a time while home and Im sooo glad you enjoyed it!!! xoxo!

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  6. oh my gosh, you had my mouth watering with that first food photo collage. i seriously miss the amazing food from when i lived in nola for undergrad. so glad that you had a great trip home!

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  7. You really hit up the water, lady! Love it! I've got Pontchartrain (because I was in a musical that was set in New Orleans), but I still get stuck on Tchefuncte. :-)

    Also, I love the Hollywood fun facts you included! I love Benjamin Button!

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  8. What a fun time! I sure do love Louisiana food! It's so flavorful and delish!

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  9. YAY! These pics are so fun! I want crawfish now haha!

    We were told to sit on a dock with beers at Lake Pontchartrain and totally wanted to but it was too late in the trip :)

    And the pup swimming? TOO CUTE!

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  10. YUM. I went to a crawfish boil last night, so you are continuing to make me homesick for Louisiana

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  11. That's crazy about the alligator!

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  12. That food looks delicious! yum!

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  13. Looks like a great day, I looove boats!
    And seafood too, that looks delicious.

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  14. Love the pics! You are making me hungry...would you believe I've never been to the south? I need to go and taste some crawfish I guess! :)

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  15. haha i love the alligator picture!

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  16. I love all of your pictures, especially the yummy foods! Your blog is such a great time!! I'm your newest follower! Would love you to check out mine if you get a chance, I'm a mommy with a makeup problem...

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  17. I love all of your pictures, especially the yummy foods! Your blog is such a great time!! I'm your newest follower! Would love you to check out mine if you get a chance, I'm a mommy with a makeup problem...

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  18. have mercy that food made me drool! I really love that little blue lake house that has the slide. I want to go and hang there for a weekend!!!

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  19. you are killing me with that food! it looks so good! I've always wanted to try louisiana / cajun food. Any good suggestions?

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