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The Huge Simple – Half II


Right here’s half 2 of our New Orleans journey, together with our swamp tour! Learn half I right here

Gator swimming forward!!!

Swamp Tour of the Bayou

We drove about half-hour outdoors of the town to do a swamp tour with Jean Lafitte Swamp Excursions

We boarded our pontoon and noticed this dude hanging out on the opposite facet. However he was not shifting AT ALL. Not even a twitch. For about 5 minutes we debated if he was even actual for the reason that tour store had a number of gator statues inside. However then he began to float the slightest motion down river and hastily he broke his trance and was snapping round!! 

We noticed numerous alligators alongside the way in which, some small and a few larger! We even noticed a brand new mom with tiny infants that had hatched simply days earlier!

I might NOT wish to swim right here!!

The true present was in a hidden cove the place this large mama lives. This gator was most likely 10 ft lengthy!! Our information fed her marshmallows to lure her out. She chomped away! Just a few smaller gators hid within the wings. 

Sizzling and sweat, nevertheless it was a enjoyable journey!

Sunsets and Salmon

We headed again to KK’s for a sundown and salmon burgers.

Salmon burgers, pickled okra (KK’s recipe!) and corn on the cob. 

We went to mattress early after an extended, sweaty day!

Monday Morning

We had a calming morning after the weekend, with espresso on the deck adopted by a run / stroll for me. 

Stunning views on the purpose! It was fairly darn humid and sizzling within the solar, however the breeze helped. 

Smoothie for breakfast

Turkey & The Wolf

We headed into the town to have lunch at Turkey & The Wolf. You may need seen Chef Mason Hereford on Iron Chef, and we’ve been eager about him as a result of he grew up in Charlottesville! His love for sandwiches stemmed from those we love and eat from Bellair Market!

Meet The Chef

We had been thrilled that Chef Hereford was on web site! We launched ourselves as visiting from Charlottesville. He and Thomas went to the identical highschool, and we have now a buddy in widespread! So cool! 

Sandwich Sampler

We ordered three of the sandwiches – the Ham, Fried Bologna, and Collard Inexperienced Soften. Plus a cabbage salad. Let me simply say – these LIVED THE HYPE! So so so good! 

Mazen’s Ronald McDonald grilled cheese!

The French Quarter

After lunch, we went with Andrew to the French Quarter to attempt to discover a memento for Mazen. IT WAS SO HOT. We had been actually melting. Nevertheless it was enjoyable to listen to some jazz and take a look at Jackson Sq.. 

Air Conditioned Playground

We went to select up Mazen’s cousin from faculty and took them to a trampoline park aka the air conditioned playground. 

Sidebar: Every little thing in New Orleans is so unfold aside! I’m not used to a lot driving, particularly on highways. Fortunately the site visitors wasn’t too unhealthy. 

Shrimp Etouffee

Again at KK’s home we relaxed on her porch with some drinks whereas she put the ending touches on dinner: shrimp etouffee! Delish. 

Key Lime Pie

After which we ended our go to with key lime pie (right here’s the recipe she used which wasn’t laborious in any respect!) 

We had an excellent go to with everybody and are wanting ahead to a different go to. Karen says hello to you all!



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