Saturday, June 6, 2009

Beautiful Bayou

After eating at NOLA and exploring a bit, we headed to the swamp for an airboat adventure. The company's shack was straight out of The Waterboy.
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These critters were in a pool in the back of the shack.
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We waited on the dock for the airboats to come back from their last tour.
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These drunk guys were having a bachelor party weekend and happened to be from Los Angeles, too. One dude was the brother of Dodger occasional third baseman and pinch-hitter Mark Loretta. They got their little hats at a gas station. To say the least, they made our boat ride rather amusing.
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Our guide tossed marshmallows into the water to attract alligators.
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See ya later, alligator.

Next: A fabulous five-course dinner at the restaurant of a Top Chef Master.

26 comments:

  1. Woulda never guessed that alligators liked marshmallows! See YOU later, alligator ;-)

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  2. My five year old and I are both enthralled by the pictures of the alligator eating the marshmallows. Those are great and weird shots.

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  3. Ditto the other two! Marshmallows + Alligators = Pleasant Surprise!

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  4. I had no idea about the marshmallows. Funny bachelor party.

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  5. This reminds me, I've seen Waterboy far, far too many times.

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  6. mmm...marshmallows.

    i like the rope photo the best. figures.

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  7. So cool! Slash a little scary. Great photos, as usual :)

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  8. I love how the alligator looks so happy after it gets the marshmallow!

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  9. how awesome!!! i didn't get a chance to do this when i was in nola a few years back. (went to help with the rebuilding efforts, after katrina). i did make it to cafe du monde. did you make it to mother's? i love their shrimp etouffe. thanks for sharing all your wonderful nola experiences. brings back great memories.

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  10. Agh! I would've been so terrified that whole ride!

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  11. This totally reminds me of that Simpsons episode...in Florida...with the gator...

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  12. My hubby is so terrified of alligators. I could probably never get him to ride this. Looks like so much fun, though!

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  13. I have taken a similar swamp tour-- how fun!

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  14. I love the alligator's post-marshmallow smile.

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  15. tater, the "rope photo" is trying to be a "dragonfly photo."

    ;)

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  16. I'm way scared of alligators.

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  17. This reminds me of the time my mom took my brother and me to an alligator farm in Orange Couty years ago. We didn't have marshmallows and now I feel cheated, hehe.

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  18. Yummmm marshmallows. Terrific photos!

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  19. did you run into bobby boucher out there??

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  20. Those are great pics of the alligators.

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  21. You fed alligators marshmallows?! Love it!

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  22. For some reason our excursions in the Amazon never freaked me out, but I think that boat ride probably would have. So odd.

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