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.
These critters were in a pool in the back of the shack.
We waited on the dock for the airboats to come back from their last tour.
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.
Our guide tossed marshmallows into the water to attract alligators.
See ya later, alligator.
Next: A fabulous five-course dinner at the restaurant of a Top Chef Master.
Woulda never guessed that alligators liked marshmallows! See YOU later, alligator ;-)ReplyDelete
My five year old and I are both enthralled by the pictures of the alligator eating the marshmallows. Those are great and weird shots.ReplyDelete
Ditto the other two! Marshmallows + Alligators = Pleasant Surprise!ReplyDelete
I had no idea about the marshmallows. Funny bachelor party.ReplyDelete
Wow, this looks awesome!ReplyDelete
This reminds me, I've seen Waterboy far, far too many times.ReplyDelete
i like the rope photo the best. figures.
So cool! Slash a little scary. Great photos, as usual :)ReplyDelete
I love how the alligator looks so happy after it gets the marshmallow!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
amazing photos, as usual!ReplyDelete
Agh! I would've been so terrified that whole ride!ReplyDelete
This totally reminds me of that Simpsons episode...in Florida...with the gator...ReplyDelete
My hubby is so terrified of alligators. I could probably never get him to ride this. Looks like so much fun, though!ReplyDelete
I have taken a similar swamp tour-- how fun!ReplyDelete
I love the alligator's post-marshmallow smile.ReplyDelete
tater, the "rope photo" is trying to be a "dragonfly photo."ReplyDelete
I'm way scared of alligators.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Yummmm marshmallows. Terrific photos!ReplyDelete
what will americans think of next ;)ReplyDelete
In a while Crocodile!ReplyDelete
did you run into bobby boucher out there??ReplyDelete
Those are great pics of the alligators.ReplyDelete
You fed alligators marshmallows?! Love it!ReplyDelete
For some reason our excursions in the Amazon never freaked me out, but I think that boat ride probably would have. So odd.ReplyDelete