|Kitty Wanted to Wear Her Beads Before We Left New Orleans|
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve tells the story of Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta. It is the most dispersed of all the parks with six sites from Eunice and Lafayette on the west to New Orleans on the east. We stopped at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux, where very helpful rangers explained both the geographic and cultural history of the region.
|The Flowers Are Even Prettier Down Here|
|I Love Flowering Trees|
It was there that we learned of the severe weather system that was headed our way. We had planned to camp near New Iberia, but thought a nice hotel in Lafayette would be the best bet. It turned out to be a wise move, as we watched tornado-producing clouds pass outside our window this morning. Six severe weather alerts, from possible tornados to severe thunderstorms to imminent flooding were on the board at the same time. Wow! The storms have passed us by, and we’re just fine, but we’re getting a bit weary of having to dodge such severe weather every few weeks.
|It's Headed Right Toward Us!|
|Wow! Six Alerts for Us!|