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Apr 8, 2015 - Lake Fausse Point State Park, Louisiana - Alexander Bayou

Lake Fousse State Park was a great introduction to the Atchafalaya Basin Swamps of Southern Louisiana. Our campsite had its' own dock jutting out into Alexander Bayou, with our own colony of tent caterpillars to keep us company as we sat in the evening watching the alligators, birds, and fishermen swim and float by. The bayou is lively and amazing - different from anywhere else I'd ever been - and if we hadn't had reservations closer to New Orleans, we'd have stayed longer in this interesting place.

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Sep 24, 2014 - Evangeline

Left Alabama at 9:30, got on the highway that let me breeze through Mississippi and arrived in St. Martinville, Louisianna by 2:30. No blue roads today. St. Martinville is very much an Acadian town in love with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Evangeline : A Tale of Acadie." I had time to visit the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site and the St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. It felt so good to stretch my legs! Who is an Acadian? They are descended from the settlers of Acadie - a French colony near what is now Nova Scotia. The...

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Oct 7, 2012 - St Martinville, LA

St Martinville is the town that Longfellow’s poem “Evangeline” was set in. “Evangeline” is a poem about the Acadian exile from Nova Scotia in 1755. It is a lovely town to wander around in. Rolling Pin Bed --Bed springs were rope and matteresses were stuffed with moss, corn husks or other things. After sleeping on the bed, the next morning the matteress would be lumpy. The piece on the headboard came off and was used to roll out the lumps in the matteres. Hair art is made from real human hair.

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Apr 22, 2008 - St Martinville made famous by Longfellow's 'Evangeline'

In his long poem, Evangeline, Longfellow tells of the removal of Acadians from their homes and of their settlement in Lousiana. The Evangeline Oak in St Martinville, legend says, is the spot where Evangeline and Gabriel met. There are reminders of her everywhere. Behind the 1765 St Martin de Tours Catholic Church is a statue of a pensive Evangeline. Located on the Bayou Teche in the heart of Acadiana, St. Martinville is a sleepy little town with a colorful past which treasure is found in its historic buildings, old oak trees, people and...

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Jan 14, 2008 - Off-Days; St. Martinville, Louisiana; Tow Truck; Outlets Out

Monday-Thursday, January 14-17, 2008 Monday-Tuesday, January 14-15, 2008 I did the laundry, ironing, cleaning, and washed the floors. We called the post offices for our next stops to see if they accepted general delivery. Rick picked up our mail at the post office, mailed Faith's birthday card, and bought some Celebration stamps. The post office no longer sells the Happy Birthday stamps I like to use on birthday cards. The wire for the BrakePro was in the mail! Rick found a store in Paulina where he could get his Dri-wash for the motorhome....

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