Just about 20 minutes outside of New Orleans is the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve. We first discovered this place while searching online for different places to see while in New Orleans.
A gentleman had posted a large number of pictures that were taken in the early morning or early evening – ones filled with mist and spooky looking trees – a boardwalk stretching off into the distance.
We finally tracked it down to the Jean Lafitte Park and made it one of the things we wanted to see on this trip.
I strolled along this boardwalk quite at my ease chattering away to The Man about how they wouldn’t build a boardwalk through the swamp if it was dangerous. It’s a well-known fact that alligators can jump up half the length of their body – did you know that? So – I chattered to The Man – they definitely wouldn’t build something like this if there was a chance of getting chomped at all – would they?
And then I rounded the corner and let out – well – I won’t print it here – but it included a lot of these in it @#^%@@!!!!
He looked at us with those huge prehistoric eyes as I inched past him and let out a pent-up sigh – but I kept my eye on him as we kept going in case he was thinking of following us……you know how they do that….
Which just happened to be the end of the boardwalk in that direction.
And yes – you’ve got it – he was still waiting for us upon our return.
Personally? I think he was laughing at us!