I know, I know. I went missing on everyone. I’ve been gone for months but for good reason. Since my last post, I am proud to say that I am now a proud graduate of Nicholls State University!
This fall the Trendy Boot will be back in FULL EFFECT! *pops fireworks left over from the 4th of July* Starting early August, I will began posting more pictures, videos, articles and other interesting finds to TB. Together, we can all learn more about Louisiana and all it’s treasures both pass and present! Nothing like fall time in South Louisiana, and I can’t wait to share.
I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to different festivals throughout south Louisiana and covering different vendors and events for one of my capstone courses this semester. in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here’s a few photos of some of my favorite dishes from a few of the festivals.
Many supernatural creatures have cemented their fame throughout history. Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, The Abdominal Snowman and Big Foot and basically the celebrities of the supernatural nature world. Down in South Louisiana, the myth of the Rougarou has dominated the bayou for centuries. The bayou-roaming creature is described as having a human body with the head of a dog or wolf, much like a werewolf. The story of the Rougarou is apart of rich Louisiana folklore that is still passed on today. Over the weekend the folks down in Houma, LA. celebrated the 5th annual Rougarou Festival that USA TODAY ranked as top 10 best costume parties in the United States. This Halloween, be on the look out for the Rougarou, whether you’re around the bayou or not.
Haunted houses are always a main attraction during the month of October. Louisiana plays host to 13 different haunted houses and one of those attractions was chosen as one of the scariest places to visit. The 13th Gate, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was named the third scariest haunted house in the U.S.The ranking was according to HauntWorld.com, a website that claims to be the first website and publication to produce list of haunted houses to help Americans find attractions for Halloween.
Here’s the link to the list of top haunted houses:
It’s finally October, and that means it’s time to get spooky. In Louisiana, the thrill of seeing goons and goblins roaming the streets are a daily routine, especially on Bourbon Street. Many people are familiar with the idea of someone who seems evil sticking pins into dolls and having total control over someone else’s actions. Although the popular idea of VooDoo is distorted by the people of Hollywood, many folks don’t know that there are in fact many other aspects to the religion. Here’s a segment from a local news station on the origins and misconceptions of Voodoo.