Yesterday I did some fieldwork with my professor in Chauvin. So when they have the boat blessing everyone parades down the bayou and people hang out at their houses and watch the boats go by. Along the bayou there’s this sculpture garden, here they have some food vendors and you can hang out in the open area next to it to watch the boat parade, and it. is. AMAZING. It’s literally hidden in plain site - our pseudo-tour guide for the afternoon has lived here forever and had never even been inside the gates. Unfortunately it has very little to do with my actual research but nonetheless it was an awesome surprise.