297. St. Martinville, Saint Martin Parish (LA41)

Remember what I was saying a few days ago about all the lovely courthouses out here? Well, welcome to another one of them. This particular town holds a special place in Louisiana. Beginning in the 1750's, French Acadians, kicked out of Canada, began making their way to the area and settling. Thanks to linguistic drift, … Continue reading 297. St. Martinville, Saint Martin Parish (LA41)

296. Placquemine, Iberville Parish (LA40)

Remember all that stuff I was saying a couple of days ago about handsome courthouses? Well... Not everywhere is going to win that one. This is especially tragic in this case because it's right around the corner from the previous courthouse... ...which now serves as City Hall. I understand the need for innovation and progress, … Continue reading 296. Placquemine, Iberville Parish (LA40)

295. Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish (LA39)

A lovely building, if I do say so myself. I do feel a certain sadness for it though. Much like Austin, this could never be the center of political life here while it shares a downtown with... Welcome folks to the Louisiana State Capitol Building. I feel I have to give credit to this magnificent … Continue reading 295. Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish (LA39)

294. Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish (LA38)

You know something? I mock Louisiana a little bit, primarily because I'm from Texas and that's one of the things we do to places that aren't Texas (and even to places that are Texas because, well, Bronze Age Greece), but, with few exceptions, they definitely earn praise in the courthouse department. This is another lovely … Continue reading 294. Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish (LA38)

And Now For Something Completely Different…

So, a certain other geocaching blogger, a certain Geocacher Ken, asked (one might even say challenged) a bunch of other bloggers to participate in something called, aptly enough, the Get To Know Me Challenge (or, as the hashtag states, #gettoknowme, if you're into that entire Twitter thing). On one level, I think that the visibility … Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different…