Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Eco Tourism Vacation- Let's go to the Swamp

That's right- vacation to the swamp.
I have to say I've always been a bit intrigued by the swamp. I've always wanted to go on a swamp tour. So we loaded up the kids and went down to Cajun Country for a few days. The first thing that I want to mention is that this was really and Eco Tour. The guides were really focused on preserving the swamp. The birds. The plants. The alligators. They didn't "bait" the alligators so they would get closer to us. They didn't feed them marshmallows so they would come around the boat. That would create nuisance gators that are a danger to themselves and to people.

 We saw so many wonderful birds. Breathtaking really.

 All of the moss hanging down from the big trees, was almost romantic. I said almost.

  There were lilies and flowers.

 And again, remarkable birds.






A great time was had by all :). We also tried out local cuisine while we were there. Po'boys of all kinds. Roadside stands selling crawdads and spicy sausage. You know, all the good stuff.  It was a lovely trip, full of culture, nature and hopefully instilling a love of all things outdoors into the kiddos.
Happy Homesteading Ya'll!


  1. Looks like a fun (and educational) trip!

  2. What a lovely place to visit. It reminds me of the Okefenokee Swamp in south Georgia. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is so pretty. I love the flower sticking out of the water. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party. Look for the new party up tonight.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above