Monday, April 11, 2016

Alligator Bait


This is down in the swampland, anything goes
It's alligator bait and the bars don't close


--Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
by Rodney Crowell and Donivan Cowart

Sunday involved roaming the French Quarter a bit more, a swamp tour, and an extraordinary dinner.

The meal was at Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA. Too often these celebrity restaurants do not live up to expectations. Not so here. The service was attentive, the food exquisite. My special, the smoked leg of lamb, perfectly balanced multiple flavors. The same was true for Sharon’s special, the mahi mahi.
Images of the French Quarter






Swamp

Gator

Yeah, dat's a gator wid a mushmaller. The guides chum the alligators with marshmallows, not for the sweet but because they see only in black and white. Why's it on his head? Dunno, but no one offered to remove it.


More swamp

Another gator
We saw lots of turtles, too

A bad shot of a blue heron on the wing



My view from the dinner table

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