Westwego, LA ~ We drove to Westwego, about 20 miles away from New Orleans, for a swamp tour of Bayou Segnette. We saw all kinds of neat critters; gators, birds, and the neatest of all – a family of nutrias building a nest. The tour was relaxing and peaceful. The tour guide mentioned that he used to play in these swamps as a kid… without a boat. I’m surprised he is still alive to tell about it!
Westwego, LA ~ These fishing boats were docked near the Market Wego, which is in walking distance. The market offers fresh fish and other local catches. These pictures were taken at the start of a swamp tour. After the tour we purchased a chicken stuffed with crawfish and dirty rice… yummmmie! The best. The fishing economy has really struggled since Katrina, so this was a somewhat somber experience, but you can’t keep the people of Louisiana down!
New Orleans, LA ~ This goes without saying – New Orleans is a fun place! The first few pictures (theater and street car lines) were taken at the beginning of Canal Street. The next four pictures were taken at the end of Canal, which stops at the Mississippi river. While on this trip, my camera and I got caught in a rain storm. My first love – my first fancy camera – died on this trip. The last three pictures in this […]
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Mackinac Island, MI ~ This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. There is so much history and beauty to behold. The time it takes to fully explore requires more than a typical weekend stay. Most of these pictures were captured while bicycling around the island, which is what most visitors do since not too many cars are transported over. A special thanks to Matthew Lindeman for being our expert guide and gracious host!