So this has been the easy part of the leg so far. I would say that the beginning was pretty easy in California because we were also staying with family but because we had a pending cross country road trip at that point we were antsy to get started. In Louisiana, we were visiting with my brother-in-law, Cameron’s sister, Courtney. She lives in Mandeville, across the Causeway from N’awlins.
We got in at a relatively early hour on Wednesday. Probably about 8 at night. Cameron definitely had an agenda in Louisiana though, he wanted to eat and see as many things “Swamp People” related.
The food has definitely been a treat. I’ve tried beignets, po’boys, gumbo, jambalaya, lots of oysters-both fried and grilled, and some apple-flavored moonshine. I also tried some sushi and ahi, both of which didn’t compare to what I can find in Hawaii, but not bad at all.
I never watched “Swamp People” before but saw a few episodes while we’ve been here. It is fun and the people are very interesting and impressive. We also got to go to Kleibert’s Alligator and Turtle Farm. That was neat because we got to meet the Kleiberts that were on the first season of Swamp People. They were fun and definitely helped dispell some myths.
I was able to add to my animal petting list; snakes, tigers, alligators, elephants, and monkeys. I think I may be missing something but that’s okay. I’m still working on it.