|Whoops! Photo is sideways, but this way... you can read it just fine!|
One day, we also ventured out of New Orleans and went for a swamp tour on a boat. Getting there was quite an adventure. We got horribly lost despite using my son's Blackberry Phone and Mapquest on the Internet. The boat tour facility was about 30 minutes from our hotel... it took us nearly two hours to find the darn place. The boat tour was GREAT! They had smaller, fast speed boats, but we got boats on a larger, 16-passenger boat. The fast boats were sold out. The larger boat went plenty fast. Besides that, the tour guide stopped frequently so we could watch the alligators and so he could tell us all about bayous, canals, brackish water, alligators, and his Cajun family history in New Orleans.
|In the brackish water...|
|Big 'gator in the canal...|
|A canopy of Spanish Moss over the bayou...|
|A small alligator sunning on a discarded plank of wood...|
A quick video to show you what the Swamp Boat tour was like.
I was inspired to try some new dishes in my kitchen after returning from vacation. Check it out HERE on my cooking blog.