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