Day 4 - Wednesday

Trip Start Apr 09, 2011
Trip End Apr 24, 2011

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Flag of United States  , Louisiana
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Had an 8am pick up for the Swamp tour with Louisiana Tours, and they arrived reasonably close to the projected time. Besides, we've already paid for this one, so there should be no problems about confirmations.

We drove south and east to get to our starting point and the driver told us what happened to him during Katrina, Very sobering.

When we picked up our boarding passes I noticed that the price was quite a bit less than what I expected  it to be, but I thought that it was just due to discounts. When it came time to give the boarding pass to our air boat captain, he said we were supposed to be on the larger tour boat. This was not what we wanted, so I trotted over to the ticket windows and raised a bit of a ruckus, We were upgraded, and still got a substantial discount on the price due to the snafu.

The swamp was not really what I expected. There is quite a lot of open water, and it's not dark, gloomy and foreboding. We did see a good number of alligators (they're on the payroll -- and they're all named Bob), one white egret, and a couple of small frogs or lizards.

We spent the afternoon with business matters, but headed to the free concert at Lafayette Park. It was very very crowded. We bought some food/beer tickets and were able get a couple of sausages and a local (Abiti) beer. The music was good, but the crowd was too much.

We walked riverside to see where the WWII museum was located and stopped at the American Secter restaurant for a bit more to eat. We split a po-boy and a couple of cupcakes. I was unimpressed by the po-boy. The bun was too hard and crumbled when eaten.

We walked through the neighborhood a bit before going back up to St. Charles which we walked all of the way back to the resort to get in our 10,000 steps for the day. It has generfally been no problem to reach that goal -- did over 21,000 on Sunday, 10,000 on Monday, 17,000 Tuesday and finished with 8000 today -- too much time sitting on the tour and here at the resort.
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