We arrived in New Orleans and got up bright and early to start our day.
I was not really excited about going on the Swamp Tour. I'll admit it. But I'm amazed at the number of people out there going on these tours!!!
Maybe it's all the new Reality Shows on now. But I'll tell you, it was a Blast!!! We had a great time. The tour guide was outstanding, a REALLY hysterically funny kid. We saw beautiful sites and wildlife.
He laid down on the deck and hand fed a 9 foot alligator, and then held her up by her neck!!! The kids on the boat had a fit! Then we all got to pass around a baby alligator.
So here I am in the New Orleans Swampland holding a baby alligator.....I hope you apprecitate me at my worst!!!
Lunch was fantastic at the old Cafe in the French Quarter....you could have fed a family of 4 on the Shrimp Platter that I got.
Then we took a tour through the French Quarter. Here is Jackson Square with the statue of General Jackson established in 1721.
We went to one of the Cemetaries that are all above ground burial sites due to the high water table there. The statues and sculptures are quite breathtaking.
The iron work is so amazing here.
The homes built during the civil war were beyond belief to me. This is only one that was on our tour.
Next we were back in the French Quarter at the Cresent City Brewhouse for dinner. Fantastic food! This is a shot of the 3 brew chambers.
We had a long and enjoyable day...then we walked the very interesting Bourbon Street for a few hours of unimaginable entertainment....most too over the top to show in pictures!!!!
Have a great week....we are!!!
Linda and Bill