New Orleans 2005

Loraine and I went to New Orleans for a conference and stayed a few extra days to explore the city. Our favorite part of the trip (by far) was the excellent boardwalk at the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Park. It was like Wild Kingdom! While we did not need it, we should note that the boardwalk was entirely handicap accessible. That makes quite an amazing wildlife experience for such a comfortable stroll. Highly recommended!

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Cyprus Swamp
Cyprus Swamp
First Alligator Sighting
First Alligator Sighting
Slithering Snake
Slithering Snake
Barred Owl, Squirrel, and Loraine
Barred Owl, Squirrel, and Loraine
Green Lizard
Green Lizard
Alligator Up Close
Alligator Up Close
Loraine with Alligator
Loraine with Alligator
Floating Marsh
Floating Marsh
Canons at Chalmette Battle field
Canons at Chalmette Battle field
New Orleans from the River
New Orleans from the River
Faulkner House
Faulkner House
French Quarter
French Quarter

Things we saw

Walking tour of French Quarter (free from National Park Service):


Snug Harbor Jazz club with Delfaeyo Marsalis quintet

Culinary Experiences:

Walking along the boardwalk trails in Barataria Preserve of John Lafitte National Park:

A drive along River Road and then back into town: Paddlewheel boat on the Mississippi to Chalamette battle field