Here’s the second part of our New Orleans trip, including the swamp tour! Read the first part over here.
The crocodile swims forward!!!
Bayou swamp tour
We drove about 30 minutes out of town for a swamp tour Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours.
We climbed onto our pontoon and saw this guy hanging out on the other side. But he wasn’t moving at all. Not even twitch. For about 5 minutes we debated if it was real because the tour shop had many crocodile statues inside. But then he started drifting with the slightest movement in the river and suddenly he broke into a coma and started to explode!!
We saw a lot of alligators along the way, some small and some bigger! We even saw a new mom with young babies who hatched just days ago!
I don’t want to swim here!!
The real show was in a hidden bay where this huge mother lives. This crocodile was probably 10 feet long!! Our guide fed marshmallows to tempt her. It’s chomping away! A few small gates hid in the wings.
Hot and sweaty, but it was a fun ride!
sunset and salmon
We went back to KK’s for the sunset and the salmon burger.
Salmon burger, pickled okra (KK recipe!) and corn on the cob.
We went to bed early after a long, sweaty day!
We had a relaxing morning after the weekend, with coffee on the deck followed by a run/walk for me.
Beautiful views on point! It was very humid and hot in the sun, but the breeze helped.
Smoothie for breakfast
Turkey and the wolf
We headed into town for lunch at Turkey and the wolf. You may have seen Chef Mason Hereford on Iron Chef, and we were interested in him because he grew up in Charlottesville! His love for sandwiches stems from the ones we love and eat from Blair Market!
Meet the Chef
We were thrilled to have Chef Hereford on site! We introduced ourselves as visiting from Charlottesville. He and Thomas went to the same high school, and we have a mutual friend! Very pleasant!
We ordered three of the sandwiches – Ham, Fried Bologna, and Collard Green Melt. Plus a cabbage salad. Let me just say – these lived the kind! very very good!
Mazen Ronald McDonald grilled cheese!
After lunch we and Andrew went to the French Quarter to try and find a souvenir for Mazen. It was very hot. We were literally melting. But it was fun to hear some jazz and have a look at Jackson Square.
We went to pick up Mazen’s cousin from school and took them to the trampoline park also known as the air-conditioned playground.
Sidebar: Everything In New Orleans Is Scattered! I’m not used to driving a lot, especially on highways. Fortunately, the traffic wasn’t too bad.
Back at KK’s house, we relaxed on her porch with a few drinks while she put the finishing touches to dinner: shrimp etouffee! Delish.
key lime pie
Then we finished our visit with a key lime pie (here The recipe you used Which wasn’t difficult at all!)
We had a great visit with everyone and we look forward to another visit. Karen says hello to all of you!