LA - Louisiana
I've been to Cajun country only once, but I had one of the best meals ever
while I was there, and Tabasco™ is
one of my favorite beverages :-)
|I feel that I know New Orleans, though I have only driven through it
briefly. Not only is it the setting for some great movies, but it is also
of particular interest to physical geographers, because it is a major city
operating below sea level and adjacent to a large lake and river. This makes
the Sewerage and Water Board
of New Orleans a particularly important institution. Its web site brags --
without exaggeration -- that the SWBNO tackles the "world's toughest drainage
The opposite problem also afflicts New Orleans. The only thing worse than an overflowing Mississippi River would be a non-flowing Mississippi River. New Orleans would have ceased being a river city decades ago were it not for Old River Control. I first learned of this in John McPhee's extraordinary book, The Control of Nature.
So far, I have visited the counties shown in yellow.
I have been to 12 out of 64 counties in Louisiana.
For a very clear map with the county names, visit Delorme's Louisiana
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