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Apr 26, 2019 - Day Trip: Slidell, Louisiana

This is our “extra day” in the area. The weather is beautiful. What to do? We have seen much advertising for the Honey Island Swamp Tour. It is in Slidell, where we thought we would be staying. It is now forty minutes north of us. We decide to make the trip and it turns out to be a good decision! The tour is wonderful! Before we leave the dock I see a snake in the tree next to us. It is going to be a good day. We start our tour on the Pearl River. Our guide is knowledgeable. The water level is very high. We see small alligators and turtles....

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Apr 22, 2018 - Honey Island Swamp Tour

After spending a few days in the city, we decided to check out some of the local flora and fauna via a swamp tour. Our tour took place in Slidell, LA on the Pearl River and in the Honey Island Nature Preserve. The boat captain/tour guide was super knowledgeable about the animals and plants inhabiting the swamp. The tour was lots of fun and gave us an up-close encounter with alligators, wild boar, a copperhead snake and some friendly raccoons. In our 20 person flat bottom boat were visitors from France, Canada and Australia!

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Spring 2018 Travels

Feb 20, 2015 - Slidell, Louisiana

While we were in San Antonio, I was fortunate to be able to begin the process of joining the Elks. The Elks have lodges all over the US and many of them have parking and utilities for RVs. To use these facilities you have to be a member. Because of the steps that are required I couldn't finish in San Antonio, so they made it possible for the ceremony to be done at the Slidell Elks. This Elks lodge is on 25 acres on the bayou and is beautiful. The members were so friendly and because it was so beautiful there, we decided to stay an extra four...

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Linda's Adventures

Aug 12, 2014 - Louisiana Swamps

Plenty of snaps of the 'gators today, as we enjoyed a swamp tour. Scarily enough, the critters come right up to the boat, as they're used to being fed - traditional aligator fare of marshmallows and hot-dog sausages. When they're not being fed by the rangers, they just make do with catching and crunching turtles. We saw plenty of turtles, herons and "dragonflies you could put a saddle on." We even saw, believe it or not, local people swimming in the same river (absolutely true). We couldn't afford the swim, as it cost an arm and a leg (may...

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Jun 21, 2014 - Slidell

Had a short trip from Baton Rouge to Slidell, Louisiana but it was nice. The roads are very bad and in the MoHo it really takes a beating. Anyway we put the Elks address into the GPS and it took us to a one lane road made even narrower with the tree branches growing into the road. We decided to unhook the jeep and the boys would go investigate. The fur boys and I waiting in the MoHo. They came back smiling and said we could squeeze in. Well when I rounded the last corner the beautiful spot opened up. The Elks have 13 acres that back up to...

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2014 Retirement Trip

Dec 6, 2013 - On the Road Again

We are moving along again! After leaving NC went as far as Grayson, GA; just N.E. of Atlanta (near Stone Mountain) and spent the night with friends. Talked until after midnight as too many years had passed since we last saw them. In the morning we got to see their youngest son, Matthew, and his wife when they dropped off their sweet Abigail and Samuel. Sue and Steve have the "before and after school duty" - which they love! We've known this family since we all lived in Broward County, our kids babysat their kids and we all went to the same...

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Sep 7, 2013 - First steps first....

The first step with anyone that has pets is, to find someone they are confident with that will care for their babies as good or better than they do. We found the perfect couples....... Gayle my sister and Vic her husband, along with Bugs (not pictured) will be giving Kirlee all that he needs. Gayle and Vic made him feel welcomed very quickly. Gina my sister and Andy her husband will probably spoil her more than we do....oh no....we're in for trouble when we get back! Notice that Zoe is already mad at us....notice the attitude!! Shucks,...

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May 5, 2013 - Iowa, La. to Slidell, La

We drove from Iowa to Slidell, a distance of 199 miles. This is our second (and final) stop in Louisiana. They had very heavy rain early this morning in the Slidell area, but we were traveling from the west, and the event was over by the time we arrived. :-) We are at the Slidell Elks Lodge, and the grounds here are pure, "Bayou". Here are some pictures! Mike and Nancy P.S. - We are a few days ahead of our postings, so please do not let the 'dates' confuse you! :-)

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Travels In Serenity

Feb 23, 2013 - Moving from Alabama Rain to Louisiana Puddles/Lakes

It poured most of the night and at least past 7:30am in Foley and smart people would have stayed there another day rather than hook up a trailer in a flood. I said smart people, not a retired construction type with a background in drinking or a retired banking boss type. I was truly a drowned rat when I finished the hook up even though much of it had been done yesterday. We left in more rain with Destiny confused by the strange noises and headed for Louisiana. Note one important fact; no medical care needed during the entire Alabama...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Apr 18, 2012 - Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!

Greetings from Louisiana, or as they pronounce it here, loo-ee-zee-AN-uh. We stayed two nights in Breaux Bridge, a town between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. The city dates back to 1771 when Firmin Breaux bought land from a wealthy New Orleans merchant who had acquired it as a French land grant. In 1799, Breaux built a foot- bridge across the Bayou Teche to help ease travel for family and neighbors. When traveling directions were given, people would say “…go to Breaux’s bridge” and the city eventually adopted that as the name of their town....

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Jan 7, 2012 - Sat. The Saints Game

Watched the big Saints game against San Francisco at HARRAH'S. I did my gambling once again for free 24 hour parking. The gambling was still going well. Not winning big, but winning non the less. Quite the party place everywhere that evening, and parking would have been tough to find. We enjoyed oyster at one of the places that we had discovered last night.

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Jan 6, 2012 - 1st day Mardi Gras Season

Spent time in the French Quarter. It was the first day of the season of Mardi Gras. Listened to some impressive live music in two different places. The atmosphere here was electrifying. Enjoyed catching beads being thrown from balconies, and seeing all of the many amusing costumes. Cutie's personal (and rather stupid) notes of the day: We were interviewed by a local radio station in the French Quarter. There was some guy on a balcony and some guy on the street who shoved a mike in Mike's face. He asked the beast if he knew who the guy was...

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