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... got some great underwater pics. I ended up touching like 7 manatees; ok, it was probably the same one, and I just touched it 7 times, but still cool.
After we returned to the main site, we changed back into our clothes. I loved the experience so much that I bought a souvenir or two. Or three. Ok, maybe four.
After our swim, we had lunch at the Crystal River Mall. It was similar to the Rehoboth Mall: run-down ...
... to think New Orleans couldn't do seafood.
On the day we left, as our flight was in the afternoon, so we went on a swamp tour to see gators! We saw some gators. The guide fed them marshmallows to get them to the boat, and then hand fed them the marshmallows. He had a little one on the boat we all got to hold and pet. It was adorable and surprisingly soft.
So that's NOLA! The big easy... Next stop, Viva Las Vegas.
... back to the bus we realised that the cookie had nuts in so Jakey couldn't eat it :( instead he bought himself a smoothie and a hot chocolate from Starbucks before we got back on to the coach. The only other stop of the day before we arrived in New Orleans was at a truckers toilet stop on the highway where Jake and some of the other boys threw an American football around the car park to entertain themselves. Brayden had sent around dinner sign ups, a swamp air boat excursion and ...
... there just before 12.45 ready to go, of course it wasn't until 1.15 the van came and we got in to a full van except for 2 seats. We didn't get to sit together but it didn't really matter. The drive took about half hour to get out to the swamp. Once at the swamp we paid the cost and got our wrist bands with a number of what boat we are on and then waited until the boats were ready to leave. In the waiting room is one of the only living albino alligators, ...
... too hard, she'll be right.) As we were finishing dinner, the heavens opened and the rain just bucketed down. And dashing on those cobbled streets is rather dicey, just FYI. I stayed upright but I have my trusty Skechers to thank for that. But the result of *not* dashing, was to risk drowning. So much vertical water. While Bourbon Street could use a damn good wash, the timing was woeful. The freak show that I'd been so keen ...
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