“A hug is like a bomerang – you get it back right away.” – Bil Keane
My day exploring Covington, Louisiana, staying at a yoga sanctuary on a swamp, and watching a movie being filmed.
After a breakfast of eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns covered in cheese, jalapenos, onions, peppers, and hot sauce, I get some work done at the local coffeeshop. I am not meeting Julianne till later tonight.
Covington is a small town. It looks similar to New Orleans in the downtown. Colorful houses with second floor balconies overlooking the street.
Covington is the home of Dr. George Boudreaux, creator of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste and also, Lee Harvey Oswald went to school here.
I wander. I grab a faucet and wash my hair and arm pits, behind a building. Nap as it pours rain. Relaxing day.
Three Rivers Sanctuary.
I meet up with Julianne and Marianne later and we head out to the sanctuary.
Marianne is a yoga instructor. Check her site.
She lives and works in a beautiful and relaxing spot known as Three Rivers Sanctuary, outside of Covington. Normally. Now, it is the filming site for the new movie, The Mechanic. It is actually a remake of a 1972 Charles Bronson film about a hitman and a young man whom wants to become one.
The new film stars Jason Statham, whom you might know from The Italian Job and a bunch of other action movies. He is bald, angry, and English.
You would think filming an action movie would have huge explosions and fight scenes. No. There was none of this. There was a lot of people and lots of equipment. It was interesting to watch the crew do their work, but after an hour of them shooting the house. Then, shooting Jason walking down a bridge, over and over. It was a bit boring. I will wait for the movie.
Beautiful spot though. Right on the river. I got to crash in a boat on the river and it was good to see my friend, Julianne in a totally different part of the country.
Tommorrow, I decide to hitch into New Orleans. I meet Ollya and watch a college football game, before meeting up with Aymee whom I had been in contact with through Couchsurfing on her road trip around the country.
Create Our World.
“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle