Gators

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A swamp tour wouldn't be complete without seeing alligators.

This one swam up to the tour boat while we were still docked.
Jesse:  "It's big!"
It obviously had no fear of humans.

I think the tour guide called this one snag.  I could totally be wrong about that.  The white on the end of its nose (if that is the right thing to call it) is an egg tooth that never fell off.
 



 
Want to touch it Jesse?

This baby alligator was longer than Jesse is tall.  It isn't any wonder he was hesitant and careful.  I'd be the same way with one as long as I am tall.


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Christy, Jesse, and I took the Amtrak Crescent from the train depot in Anniston AL to New Orleans for a week of adventure and photography. This train station is a classical revival depot and is listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Jesse loves to ride the train. Heck, we all love to ride the train. We left August 8, 2013 and returned August 14th. Unfortunately Jeremy couldn’t go this time. He had to work.
Christy’s father was kind enough to drive us to the train station and pick us up so we wouldn’t have to leave a vehicle parked there for a week.
We stayed at our usual place, the historic 905 Royal Hotel in the French Quarter. The 905 Royal was built in the late 1890’s.

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Swamp Tour

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I finally managed to go on a swamp tour.  We chose Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours for this excursion.  We made a good choice and I'd use this company again.
  

They picked us up near the 905 Royal Hotel where we were staying.  The 45 minute ride was a lot of fun.

The boats were large, comfortable and clean.  Drinks and snacks were available.  It wasn't crowded that day so there was plenty of room to get up and move around.

 
This is our captain and tour guide.  He was a local and was informative and humorous. He obviously loved the swamps and everything that lived there. 
  



Thank you momma.  I love you.

Back Story

Christy, Jesse, and I took the Amtrak Crescent from the train depot in Anniston AL to New Orleans for a week of adventure and photography. This train station is a classical revival depot and is listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Jesse loves to ride the train. Heck, we all love to ride the train. We left August 8, 2013 and returned August 14th. Unfortunately Jeremy couldn’t go this time. He had to work.
Christy’s father was kind enough to drive us to the train station and pick us up so we wouldn’t have to leave a vehicle parked there for a week.
We stayed at our usual place, the historic 905 Royal Hotel in the French Quarter. The 905 Royal was built in the late 1890’s.

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A Ride in the Woods

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Christy and I went for a ride in the woods. We mounted a GoPro Hero 3 to the hood of her truck. 
This is the video she put together from the footage.

  

Enjoy  



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A Park on Frenchman Street, New Orleans

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We spent some time on Frenchman Street while we were in New Orleans. Among the many things we did while Christy was getting a sugar skull tattoo,  Jesse and I played in the local park.
 


Jesse was have an amazing amount of fun.
 



All things have to end and the park closed at sunset.  A gentleman on a bicycle came through and asked us all to leave so he could lock the gates.
 

Back Story

Christy, Jesse, and I took the Amtrak Crescent from the train depot in Anniston AL to New Orleans for a week of adventure and photography. This train station is a classical revival depot and is listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Jesse loves to ride the train. Heck, we all love to ride the train. We left August 8, 2013 and returned August 14th. Unfortunately Jeremy couldn’t go this time. He had to work.
Christy’s father was kind enough to drive us to the train station and pick us up so we wouldn’t have to leave a vehicle parked there for a week.
We stayed at our usual place, the historic 905 Royal Hotel in the French Quarter. The 905 Royal was built in the late 1890’s.

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