At LSU the tiger is a real live Bengal tiger!! There have been seven Mike the Tigers and we went to visit the current one...Mike VII.
We found him living in his 15,000 square foot habitat right outside the LSU Tiger Stadium...Death Valley and across from Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Mike's habitat consist of lush plants and trees including a waterfall, stream and large swimming pool. In 2005 $3.7 million dollars was funded to create this beautiful habitat.
Mike VII began his reign at the beginning of fall semester of 2017. He has both Siberian and Bengal characteristics and I might add he is quite handsome!!
On the day we visited he was enjoying the shade provided by a group of trees. It was quite warm and he seemed happy lounging in the shade! What a magnificent animal!!
We really enjoyed spending some time watching this gorgeous tiger!!
Our son's apartment is in the downtown area of Baton Rouge and so he gets to experience lots of the downtown activities such as a Saturday Farmers Market. Now I have been to various farmer's markets but this one was most unique!!
|The gentleman is walking to the side entrance of the market. They closed a block of a one way street for the market|
First of all, it was quite large with an indoor area to purchase plates of different kinds of food to purchasing essential oils, bread, paintings etc.
|Stephen got a bacon egg biscuit and a fresh berry muffin inside|
The outside area had more of the local farmers and their produce, meat, fish and shrimp, plants and for good measure a local band played for our entertainment.
We purchased fresh tomatoes, squash and some homemade jellies.
I can't begin to tell you how delicious those tomatoes were. We had tomato sandwiches and steamed squash for several days!!
It was a fun morning in downtown Baton Rouge!! We have never been big city people and certainly not big city "downtown" people but this was nice and I am sure Stephen will enjoy the young vibes in this area.
With Stephen moved in his apartment and our dog sitting services no longer being needed we will be getting ready to move on very soon. We have enjoyed exploring a little in this capitol city of Louisiana and meeting some very nice folks as well. Thank you Stephen and Baton Rouge for a great visit!!! I am sure we will be back to catch some of those beautiful plantations in the area!! I can't wait!!