Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fun in New Orleans

We took a swamp tour with Dr Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tour. He came recommended by a friend at work. (Thanks Stephanie!) It was so amazing and the things we learned along the way were so neat. The Cajun tour guide was very knowledgable and loved his swamp and it showed. Below are a couple of photos from the tour.

We visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. It was a cool place to cool off! The exhibits were fantastic. We got to pet sting rays and a baby shark. The penguins were cute and so were the otters. We wondered all over that place. We also saw an IMAX film. We saw Hurricane on the Bayou. It was a moving story of how the wetlands are disappearing around the coastal areas in Louisana. I cried during the film but I cry at almost everything. Below are a couple of photos from the aquarium.

The last place we visited was the Audubon Zoo. It was very hot and not very enjoyable. However, it felt like we had the whole zoo to ourselves. The zoo is ranked one of the top zoos in the country. We ventured in to the Reptile House, to beat the heat, during feeding. It was pretty gross! The zoo lost very few animals and suffered little damage from the hurricane. The winds from the hurricane bent all the bamboo trees. I have a picture below of them for you to see.

The trip was short and sweet. We had a great time exploring New Orleans. Our budget couldn't take another big trip since we had spent a week at Disney in December 2006 and are going back again. Now I need to scrap all 110 pictures I took on this trip. I am so far behind in scrapbooking.

1 comment:

Terri and Bob said...

My BIL and SIL did that same tour!! They got back about 2 weeks ago. My SIL found she was taking photos of devastated areas because the stories were so important.

Glad you are back! Come visit me!