3.29.2011

RT '011: New Orleans

Deep down in the bayou of Lou'sianna were 2 California girls petting alligators and flying on water. That's right folks, we took an air boat tour through the swamps of New Orleans. **Public Service Announcement** If you are ever in the New Orleans area, you must take an air boat ride. You will thank me. This was just about the best idea we have ever had. It was unbelievable. First of all this air boat goes over 60 mph and you aren't even buckled in. It was better than any roller coaster I've ever been on. We saw so much wild life and had the funniest tour guide, Greg, who had the thickest deep south accent I have ever heard. I probably only understood half of what he was saying to us but that was the fun part of it all. I know we had gator pictures earlier this week but this was infinitely better. They were everywhere. We were up close and personal...

Meet Big Al. He was huge!!!
The back side of Big Al. Believe it! I'm holding a 12 foot gator's tail.
Greg picked these water lilies for all of us girls. They smelled sooooo sweet.
With Greg after the crazy ride.
After the bayou we went to the most beautiful plantation. It's called Oak Alley and you will see why in the next picture. This is just one of the massive oaks they have there.
Hello Oak Alley. There were 28 oaks lining the pathway to the home. It was so incredible.
We then went to the French Market downtown and ate beignets at Cafe Du Monde. Oh my were they delicious. We didn't spend too much time downtown because there was severe weather here tonight. Crazy rain and lightning and even tornado's.
This one is for Gina. If you lived in New Orleans I would expect you to make this your permanent job. This lady was standing on top of a steam boat playing a pipe organ that was so loud it could be heard through the entire city. She looked so happy up there. And why shouldn't she be happy? She's playing music for the whole city atop a boat.

8 comments:

April and Wes said...

You, my friend, are living my fantasy!!!! No joke, Wes and I were talking about those air boat things and how I wanted to do it, like 1 week ago.

Camille said...

Do it April, DO IT!!!! It's totally worth every penny and so much fun.

andrea said...

Oh my goodness... can I just say, every morning the first thing I check on my google reader is for your blog updates! I'm LOVING this trip I feel like I'm taking with you across the country! It looks like you guys are having such a great time! Keep the good posts coming! Love ya! Be safe!

Laura said...

Good job - lots of pictures with you guys in them!! Oh, and I am totally picturing Gina up on top of a river boat playing the organ. Oh way, and now I'm picturing Rachel on top of the boat being forced to play True to the Faith!

Valerie said...

Ah-mazing. I'm loving the virtual tour. More photos of food, please.

Chris and Gina said...

Playing on top of that boat for the city would be my dream...right up there with playing "If you want my body" on the organ at Dodgers Stadium (happy opening day). Bring it!

Brooke Knecht said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nikki said...

LOVE the pictures Camille! Seriously, the riverboat picture is awesome. I love the tree shot too. Amazing. It looks like you are having a blast!