Hi, y’all, if I feed you seafood gumbo, and oyster po-boy, and jambalaya can you guess where I’m from?
What if we take you fishing in ribbon-like bayous draped by moss-covered oaks and huge cypress trees?
Or would you prefer deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, or water skiing in one of our many lakes?
We could take you to visit lots of plantation homes, where you could enjoy scrumptious dishes and tales of long ago life.
We’d immerse you in Cajun lore and maybe show you an alligator or two. They’re nice here. Just don’t get too close to a mom—if her baby’s beyond you.
We could drive up an hour and a half from my home and sit in Tiger Stadium at LSU or we’d drive just an hour northeast from where I live and plunge into life in the French Quarter.
Interesting, unique, colorful, picturesque, lively, warm and friendly—these are many of the words used to describe my home in Louisiana. Yes, I live in the southern part in Cajun country. Whether or not you’ve been here before, we do hope y’all will come on down and visit with us. We like to feed and chat with strangers and make them feel right at home.
You can learn more about me and my home and my books at my website, http://www.juneshaw.com There you’ll also see a picture of me holding a live gator! I do hope you’ll stop by. Please invite a friend. We love company.
(Pictures provided by Author and Domilise’s New Orleans)
Annette’s Note: I love this part of the country—have been there many times and its one of my favorite places. This amazing cuisine, rich history, relaxing bayous and welcoming hospitality are true gems. In Louisiana, though I know no one, I’ve never been a stranger. If you ever get the opportunity to travel there, go. Please do stop at June’s Website and investigate. It’s full of interesting stuff about June and I’m just dying to know why her hubby is dressed as a pig.