Monday, 8 August 2011

IN A CABIN IN LOUSIANA

Two months ago, quite exactly, we were in Louisiana. We rented a cabin by a lake for a couple of days on our way to New Orleans.


The first night we had a snake on the porch. It was a bit freaky but we made our way to sit out there with some evening beers anyway.

And OK; if I have any readers from the deep south you are entitled to and probably will roll your eyes now but every now and then we went all "Oh this is just like in True Blood!". Yes, we are total nerds. But it was! As you can see in the pic I'm already turning into, well, something beyond the ordinary.


Less spooky in the morning, all calm and pretty. And who would've though, they had WiFi out in the woods! (Not complimentary though, we leeched, I was kind of waiting for some guy with a shot gun to show up...good thing no one did :)


We just had a visit from this little fella every morning instead. And then from all of his friends too.


We drove in to town.



And out to the swamp. Pictures from the bayou as promised!




Had Cajun food. I'm not sure how many bloggers hang out at Mulates so I left the food photography for someone else not to seem too much of an idiot but did take some sneaky pictures of my pie:

Out of all places I had to go ask for sparkling water here. At this point I had noticed it never was as an option on the menus but I still didn't know sparkling water-soda water-water with gas -you say tomato I say tomato-whatever you want to call it is not really an option; I though it'd be as common as in Europe. So I came out an idiot anyway, hah. Duh.



We also went to Avery Island which is the home of Tabasco (we like Tabasco) and did a bunch of other stuff but my computer decided to absolutely vanish those pictures beyond recovery so here are some mini Tabasco bottles we brought home instead.


Then we drove off for new adventures but that's to be continued...

28 comments:

Liz said...

Somehow you totally fit in the american background. I love your photos!

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Anniina said...

That place looks just extraordinary! I visited the States this summer, too, and I want to go back so badly.

Emma Robertson said...

What delightful photos! I bet it was a lovely trip!

xo,
Em

Barbara - The Tattooed Housewife said...

I loved your true blood reference! and you are not a nerd! well, unless i am, too.

BlueMoonDame said...

Holy GOD Eddie's tattoo is amaaaaazing!

I'm heading to NOLA next month for my bachlorette party. Can't wait! Your photos are getting me excited!

Dashfield Vintage said...

Oh my goodness that's it, I'm going to put Southern America on the list of places I want to visit in my life! It looks beautiful and yet so haunting at the same time. I definitely see why it could feel like a scene out of True Blood. Ha ha.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Ooohhh... he has you tattooed on him. So cute. :)

ina said...

NO SPARKLING WATER!!!?

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Blue Moon Dame : You will be staying at the Inn again, right? I'm going to post some NOLA pics soonish too :)

Ina : noup! I heard it's posh or European to ask for it. Perrier :P In the wrong places at least :) They did have bubbling water in Key West though.

Anna said...

WHAT is that thing in the water??? Straight from horror movie.. Yikes!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Anna : you mean the alligator? It looks a bit like Pekka when he's slouchig on the shelf.... One did not want to get too close though :D

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

I love your husband's tattoo! That's you right? Very beautiful!
And I love these pictures, seems like I place I'd love to visit to.

Hannah said...

Wow looks amazing, odd about the mineral water. x

Pia said...

Haha, love the true blood reference ;)

pinupcandy said...

"I wanna do bad thinks with you". I love True Blood!!

Maja said...

Oh does Eddie really have you on his chest?! that is so qute - and looks so good;)

Kate said...

Aahahahhaa as a Southern American gal I do have to say I got a laugh from that True Blood line. Look, Louisiana is beautiful and I love our South, despite how Bible-crazed and conservative as people tend to be.

And no, sparkling water is NOT as common here in the States as it is in Europe. I recall having to insist on TAP water in Europe and being very surprised by that. I guess it goes both ways! ;)

Steffaree said...

I adore all your pictures! Eddie's tattoo is just gorgeous. The cabin is so country and rustic, I love it!

Tobeinstyle said...

I love how the cabin gives the True Blood feeling. :) And how the camera makes your eyes glow, it's just freaky. The thing you found in the water? What was it?

BlueMoonDame said...

I WISH we were staying at the INN again but I'm going with a pack of girls so we rented rooms at the Hotel St. Marie. In hindsight I wish we rented a house through the INN but I really wanted a pool!
Can't wait to see your NOLA pics!

Helga! said...

I'm hoping to be in the Deep South next year,and I fully expect it to be very True Blood! I'd be disappointed if it wasn't!
I love the bayou shots,wonderfully eerie!

Ylva said...

It´s so cute that Eddie has a pic of you on his chest :) It looks nice. Wish my P would do the same..
Really nice photos - I would like to go the South. Maybe when my son is a little bit older, so he can join.
I haven´t seen True Blood - u look hot in those pics- but ordered the box yesterday. True Blood and the oldie and goldie "North & South"-for nostalgia and more inspiration.

Bette said...

Wowww, that picture of the swamp is amazing! I keep scrolling back up to look at it again!

john said...

Wonderful images of the water place. Happy weekend....

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Kristina said...

Vilka fina bilder!
Och så romantiskt med din mans ink!

Melli said...

I'm really surprised at how good a swamp can look, simply amazing! Here in Finland they're really nothing like that at all :(

Chris said...

The "loup Garou" lives in the swamps of Louisiana

Brenna said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit to my childhood home...-ish. I'm from the swamps of Florida, and they are quite similar. Loved all the beautiful nature photos - makes me miss home :)