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.


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

  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.

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

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

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

  6. mmm...marshmallows.

    i like the rope photo the best. figures.

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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


  16. I'm way scared of alligators.

  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.

  18. Yummmm marshmallows. Terrific photos!

  19. what will americans think of next ;)

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

  21. Those are great pics of the alligators.

  22. You fed alligators marshmallows?! Love it!

  23. 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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