Bienvenu a la Louisiane

Yours truly hugging one of the gators on parade

Entrance to the alligator pond exhibiting some of the fauna of Louisiana

This is one of the oldest living members of this wet and humid land

Here he's not as bashful and out in full view of the world

Although this is a park this what large swaths of this land used to be like and which the alligators inhabited

Just another bit of the swamp...The water is just teeming with fish and other aquatic life

These are the knees of the cypresses that grow in the swamps of Louisiana

The famous bromeliad of this land aka Spanish Moss

The beauty and serenity of this green pond is just amazing

This is the Calcasieu River one of the many many that snake through the beautiful swamps of Louisiana

Trip to Louisiana July 7-15, 2001