Sugar Cane and Tobasco
We left a little later this morning hoping to miss some of the commute traffic. That was successful but was more than made up by the nature of drivers in New Orleans. The drivers here are the most aggressive and disrespectful I have seen ANYWHERE. Driving the Los Angeles freeways is heaven compared to this place. I will not be back here any time soon.
Once west of New Orleans we got off the freeway and headed south. Sugar cane. Miles and miles and miles of it.
That was after driving twenty miles over a freeway/expressway literally built over a swamp. The entire 4 to 6 lane divided road was on stilts for miles. Pretty cool actually.
We stopped in a town to see a carillon. Technically a campanile with a carillon in it. Local wealthy woman donated small park as wildlife sanctuary and put carillon in it for enjoyment of people to come and relax. Her money, spent her way. Bells made in Europe.
Campanile/Carillon. Woman at small visitor center said it is one of only three in country with as many bells (this one has 61).
These guys live under visitor center. They come out looking for cookies.
Settled in New Iberia and headed to Avery Island, home of Tobasco Sauce. ALL Tobasco Sauce products are bottled here and sent to over 100 countries all over the world. Nice semi-self guided tour followed by sampling of various products including two flavors of Tobasco ice cream.
Tourists with hot sauce.