Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Louisiana

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There are six separate sites outside New Orleans that make up Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The one we went to had a great boardwalk through the swamp. There was almost no none there, and we spotted a cute baby gator sunning himself on the path. It was hot and steamy, but well worth the heat to enjoy the gorgeous swamp.

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[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more photos of my 2016 roadtrip through the South, click here.]

Honey Island Swamp Tour in Slidell, Louisiana


New Orleans itself was ok. Beautiful in its own way, but not one of my favorite places so far. However, the areas outside the city that we explored were spectacular. We had a blast taking a swamp tour in Slidell. We went with Dr. Wagner’s Original Honey Island Swamp Tours, and the guide was great. We saw alligators and a cajun village and actually learned a lot. The swamp itself was spectacular. Louisiana nature was so unlike anywhere else I’ve been.


 [35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more photos of my 2016 roadtrip through the South, click here.]

New Orleans, Louisiana

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After a day in the sun and swamp on Dauphin Island, Alabama, we drove into New Orleans, where we would spend three rainy days exploring the city. We did get out of the French Quarter a number of times, but as cool as it was, NOLA didn’t really inspire me to go out of my way to take pictures.

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[35mm taken with my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. For more photos of my 2016 roadtrip through the South, click here.]