Over the weekend me, Jason and another couple went on a swamp tour together. This was a first for me so I didn't really know what to expect and didn't really have high expectations to say the least. I just figured since I live in Louisiana I should go one one...plus I found a deal for on on living social, 2 people for $10 !
We saw a lot of houses like this on the swamp. Our tour guide told us how the swamp is public property and anyone can tie up a boat or a house on a floating barge like this and live for free. There's no property tax out there.
We saw quite a few houses like this out there too. These are houses that were abandoned after hurricane Katrina. Of course when your living on the swamp, you can't get flood insurance so if something happens to your home...we'll your up the swamp w/out a paddle.
If you look closely you can see the turtle (middle of the pic) and an alligator (right side of the pic)
This boat was also damaged by Katrina. The owner of the boat was a shrimp fisherman who didn't renew his insurance on it so it now sits abandoned.
Our swamp tour guide told us that after Katrina this boat house was stuck in a tree 20 ft high b/c that's how high the storm surge was. After the water receded, it stayed stuck in the tree for 2 years until it eventually fell and has been sitting there ever since.
After spending my afternoon in the boonies I needed to get my ass to the city for a bit; and I was hungry lol. We went to the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen which is in the french market. Sorry, I forgot to take a pic of the chicken pizza we had cause I was so hungry. It was delish though :)
On the way back to our car I noticed this super funny bumper sticker and just had to take a pic of it. I wonder if that would really work if you were to get pulled over by a cop lol.
What did you do over the weekend?