Sue and I are part of the Bee Balm online quilting bee this year. She lives in Australia and she mentioned on her blog that she was coming to the USA on a vacation. I asked if she was planning to visit New Orleans. She told me they would be spending a few days here so my DH and I picked them up at the train station on Sunday and had them stay with us at our home. On Monday we visited a couple of beautiful plantation homes on the river. On Tuesday we took a them on a swamp tour and yesterday we spent most of the day in the French Quarter. Today they are leaving to drive to Chicago and continue their vacation. It has been wonderful having them here with us.
Here are a couple of photos of the swamp tour we took. If you are ever here in the New Orleans area the nicest swamp tour is in Gibson at the Bayou Black Marina. His web site is
Visit his site..there is a great video about the tour.
Black Guidry does the tour and he shares his knowledge of the swamp. He also sings some great cajun songs. It is a great way to pass a good time.
Black Guidry driving the boat!
Francis, me , Sue and Joe near the boat!
Sue and Joe waiting to start the tour!
One of the alligators we saw!