Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Place, New Park

Part of my visit to Lafayette was for me to get a feel for the area and the new park. My new park.

Evidently, recent storms knocked off the Arrowhead from the sign. I still found the site, though. I will be interpreting cajun culture, the history, and significance in Americana. The park ranger gave me a stack of books to help me learn as much as possible before I arrive.

I will read the books but this will be a new experience for me. I am moving to a new place in order to be a storyteller of the culture, a purveyor, if you will. I want to absorb as much as possible in order to effectively disseminate the information the best I can. People in the area are extremely friendly. I also hear the food is good (but I am not a huge fan of seafood... I don't know how that will play out in an area known for its seafood). The welcome centers put up by the state are well done. The Atchafalaya welcome center outside Lafayette even has a singing display to welcome you.

Too bad the park service doesn't use Animatronics to greet visitors.

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1 comment:

Will said...

What about the animatronics at the Museum of Westward Expansion at the Gateway Arch in St Louis?