A visitor in my own state – A Road Trip down the bayous in Terrebonne Parish, Southern Louisiana

About a year ago, Hubby and I took a road trip (date day) down the bayous of Terrebonne Parish in Southern Louisiana. I had expressed an interest in seeing where the bayous intersected with the gulf. It was an interesting drive as we navigated the little roads along and through the marsh and bayous, and we literally drove to the end of the road on three bayous.

There were a number of houses that had been raised due to flooding. Each of the houses you see in the pictures flooded at least three times. Unfortunately, that is the criteria set forth by the government. I can’t imagine flooding and rebuilding three times, but each of these families did just that. It is amazing to see entire brick homes raised ten, fifteen, and even more feet, slab and all. Where garages once were, french doors can be seen. There are now porches around some of the houses. It truly is an odd sight.

We passed by LUMCON (The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) was formed in 1979 to increase society’s awareness of the environmental, economic and cultural value of Louisiana’s coastal and marine environments by conducting research and education programs directly relevant to Louisiana’s needs in marine science and coastal resources and serving as a facility for all Louisiana schools with interest in marine research and education.
Watch the full-length overview of LUMCON

We traveled on a road built on a ridge between two bayous. These are just a few of the pictures I took; just normal everyday life. I hope you enjoy a little trip down other little bayous in Southern Louisiana. I post many pictures from Bayou Lafourche in Lafourche Parish. Terrebonne Parish is the adjoining parish. The culture is very much the same along the bayous – fishing boats, hunting, trapping – alongside industry. Enjoy an inside look at bayou country.