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This is a #TB travel post. I usually post about my adventures in New Orleans (Click here) but when I drive (and not fly) I usually make time to visit other cool places too. Driving on the Interstate highways is quick, but you really don't get to see anything. You must get off the beaten path if you really want to see more than gas stations and fast food places.
This was my 2nd or 3rd visit to Avery Island. There had just been a storm so the place wasn't as manicured as I remb. but still very cool. I didn't tour the factory this time, but you can. Click here for info.
"Avery Island (historically French: Île Petite Anse) is a salt dome best known as the source of Tabasco sauce. Located in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, United States, it is about three miles (5 km) inland from Vermilion Bay, which in turn opens onto the Gulf of Mexico. A small human population lives on the island." from Wiki
I think it cost about a $1.00USD to park or cross the bridge. The tour is free and you can hang out as long as you like.
Also in the Jungle Garden is a lovely shrine. But still keep an eye out for alligators.
If I remb correctly this statue is over a century old. But it also seems like there maybe 2 or 3 legends about it.
I advised you to take an afternoon at Avery Island and just stroll around and enjoy the gardens and wildlife. It's well worth the $1.00 to cross the bridge. Click here for visitors Info.
See you at the airport-
Just a Woman in the World. Sometimes a lonely traveler, sometimes with the Krewe. Eating, shopping and meditating my way through life...
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