Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Photos from Our Southern Adventure

Eric and I had a great Labor Day Weekend visiting Scott and Renee' in Slidell, LA. After getting off to a rough start (with a canceled flight the first day and standby on all flights the next day), we had three fun-filled days in the deep south seeing Scott and Renee's new home and experiencing some Southern culture. Here are some glimpses of our vacation...

We went to an awesome show at this casino - since they expect everyone to spend money gambling, we got to see Russian acrobats for about $10 a ticket!

Eric and machinery!

We took an unbelievable helicopter ride with Scott's boss, Jim. He is an amazing pilot and great tour guide - our trip along the gulf coast was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Doesn't Renee' look happy to be airborne?

This little guy hid as soon as we came close with the cameras -
but there really is a hermit crab in there!

We walked out on a rebuilt pier along the gulf coast. There used to be a pier every hundred yards or so, but since Hurricane Katrina, there aren't many left in the area were visiting.

The Mississippi River from the New Orleans bank

A restaurant with a French name in the French Quarter - we ate here our last night in Louisiana

During our helicopter ride, Scott practiced his piloting skills from the back seat.

As we bounced along Louisiana's highways, we spotted a turtle - after the photo op, Eric deposited him safely in the grass alongside the road.

As Renee' said "You've always got to have one of those pictures."

An extremely large alligator! (And we really were that close!)

A fantastic up-close-and-personal tour of the swamp!

"The Money Picture"


Dennis & Valerie said...

Wow, this looks so fun. Slidell sounds familiar for some reason. I'm wondering if we went to church in that town when we went down to visit Dave and Des when they lived in LA, or maybe I saw an email from a church in Slidell when hurricane Katrina happened. Anyway, the alligator pictures are great and bring back lots of memories walking with my Dad on the bayou. :)

Anna Jo said...

Scott looks a little like he's falling off the roof ...
And I'm officially scared of the large reptiles ...
Otherwise, it looks like a blast!

Anonymous said...

Great pics! Thanks for posting. Glad you had a fun trip!
-B the G : )