St. Martinville, LA is a tiny historical city encompassing 3 square miles with .33% consisting of water. It is the third oldest town in Louisiana. In the 16th century it was occupied mostly by Indians, but Europeans began settling there around 1699. In its heyday it was known as Petit Paris (Little Paris) when it boasted fine hotels, a French theater, and opera house. Today it continues to thrive through agriculture, tourism, and hard working citizens. St. Martin Parish contributes over 8,000,000 pounds of wild crawfish from the Atchafalaya Basin and another 14,000,000 pounds annually through farming.
Next weekend I hope to visit Avery Island. They apparently have an awesome bird sanctuary there. I'm trying to visit as many places as possible before I have to go back to work. :/
|HURRY! GET YER TICKETS HERE!!|
My dad tried his best to convince passersby to purchase tickets before the ferry left. Haha, dad, good one!
|This cute pair of laughing gulls remained side-by-side the entire time we were there.|
A rogue gull came along and tried to break them up and failed. True love can withstand anything.