It's the last part of my weekend trip. I'm sure y'all are ready for it to be over. (Except you, Melis!)
Nothing like taking a weekend trip to keep your blog alive for the week. : )
There is an old slave camp called Laurel Valley right next to where we stayed. After turning down a gravel road, we traveled about a mile back between sugar cane fields and eventually came to the slave quarters.
It was heartbreaking, intriguing, and astonishing all at once.
Did I mention that we went the night before at midnight?! Talk about your imagination coming alive. I knew that I shouldn't have watched that Criminal Minds episode the night before.
I'm glad that God was a refuge for these people, even during such a horrible time.
Makes me realize how much I'm blessed. Thank you, Jesus.
Thibodaux is filled with sugar cane fields. My friend desperately wanted us to taste the sugar inside one, as she kept telling us stories about remembering how sweet and sugary the cane was when she used to do it. So we took the opportunity to stop and "taste the sugar." I hope this isn't illegal. : )
This one was broken and loose. Promise.
The problem that we ran in to: the sugar cane wasn't ready yet...it was SO bitter. #neverdoingthatagain
To get that bitter taste out of our mouths, we decided to find some good Cajun cooking that night.
We didn't even end up eating here...I just liked the sign. : )
My meal: fried shrimp and boiled potatoes = divine.
Shan and Melissa's meals: seafood gumbo = scrumptious! I barely caught a picture before they ate it all!
This was hanging outside the restaurant...I thought it was SO typically Cajun and perfect to share. I kinda wonder if some of y'all will even be able to read it. Haha. : ) Let me know.
We really had the most wonderful trip and it was so nice to spend so much time together since life keeps us so busy these days. I love those girls (and their families/babies) with all of my being.
As I was driving home, I was feeling so blessed and so grateful for the friendships that I have...and I looked up and saw this. It truly looked like Jesus was shining through...it literally took my breath away.
The pictures do not do it justice.
And when I came home, husband had left a sweet surprise for me. : )
The card said: "I can't keep my paws off you." Love that husband of mine.
Thanks for hanging in there for THREE posts about ONE weekend. Y'all are THE best!!