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Grand Isle

August 16, 2010
Seagull Defying 15 Miles Per Hour

Seagull Defying 15 Miles Per Hour

Grand Isle: a 2+ hour drive west, then east, of New Orleans, the perfect afternoon trip. Grand Isle is half of the stage for Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening, my favorite short novel since my sophomore year of high school in Mr. Lind’s English class. Oh, unrequited love– Mrs. Edna Pontellier and young Robert Lebrun fell accidentally and hopelessly in love on Grand Isle, returning to New Orleans after the summer’s end. Perhaps Kate Chopin was the first to plant the seed of living in New Orleans. At any rate, my short trip to Grand Isle was sad and beautiful. The beaches are closed due to the oil spill, and the camping spots were all empty in the state park. I sat and watched a storm roll in, and drove home along the bayou as the sun set, windows and sunroof open, pink sky reflected on the glassy water. Man I love this place.

Pickup Truck Went for a Swim

Pickup Truck Went for a Swim, and Never Came Back

Storm Coming

Storm Coming In. You can see the tents and bulldozers on the far end of the beach due to the oil spill.

Stormy Afternoon on Grand Isle

Stormy Afternoon on Grand Isle

Big Sky Reflects the Gulf of Mexico

Big Sky Reflects the Gulf of Mexico

Road to Somewhere

Bridge from Grand Isle

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  1. krobb permalink
    August 18, 2010 8:20 am

    so beautiful. great pics

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