Friday, 30 March 2012

After the carnage of New Orleans

My week long drive around the states of Louisiana and Mississippi ended at Lake Charles airport where I was picked up by a friend of mine Erika, whom along with her husband Chris I stayed with for the following week.

I had never met Erika's family before, I know them through a friend of mine and I was absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness they gave me as I have been by a lot of people I have met on my travels.

During my stay there we had a shooting day, I had never fired a gun before so it was with some anticipation that I got the opportunity to do so. By the end of the day my new nickname was dead eye!


Coming from England it was completely alien for me to be surrounded by so many weapons, this is  completely natural though to the people who live here, it's part of their life and what they have grown up with, very stark contrast to my upbringing  .

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