The town of Arnaudville, where I lived for two weeks, is holding on to its Cajun/Creole culture, yet opens its doors to newcomers. My host, Kathleen, is an artist, builder, jill-of-all-trades, community "servant", musician, world traveler, and all-around warm and welcoming person. Her home speaks to her uniqueness. Her circle of friends welcomed me.
My "work" was outdoors which I loved, and among other things, I learned how to build walkways with and without cement! Most of all, I experienced what community feels like. I'll let the photos tell the details of my days!
With a bit of melancholy, I rolled out of town serenaded by Louis & Ella, and 7 hours later, rolled into the Austin metropolis hyped by the "psychedelic cowboy band," New Riders of the Purple Sage. It may take a while to adjust!