Tales of Two Rivers
Happy Sunday Morning! Sun is shining and the weather is great perfect weather for Parade watching-
Yesterday – I answered a comment with – Across the River. And here in Louisiana that’s a common statement. But maybe not where you live. Louisiana is a state filled with many Rivers,lakes and bayous. The main River is the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya River comes off of that River and Leads into Cajun Country ( The home of the Acadians that settled Louisiana.) My little town sets on the banks of the Atchafalaya surrounded by a ring levee for protection. One of many towns that grew up around the Rivers. Making it rich in farming,lumber,oil and great hunting. Lisa
So when I say – Across the River I refer to both Rivers.
A Little History Lesson.
The Atchafalaya River /ətʃæfəˈlaɪ.ə/ is a 137-mile-long (220 km) distributary of the Mississippi River and Red River in south central Louisiana in the United States. It flows south, just west of the Mississippi River, and is the fifth largest river in North America, by discharge. The name “Atchafalaya” comes from Choctaw for “long river”, from hachcha, “river”, and falaya, “long”.
My Home Town – Lisa