I have officially faced my fear, and conquered it! Ok, a little dramatic, maybe. I have a fear of boats, and reptiles; especially large ones that can potentially eat me. While in Louisiana, my sister had one request and that was to go on a swamp tour. On an airboat. To see alligators. And possibly snakes. This is not my idea of a good time. We looked at a bunch of different companies online, spoke with reception at our hotel and we decided to go with Airboat Adventures.
Our tour host was funny, and knowledgeable. He told us about the alligators habitat, the bayou, and the different animals and birds we were seeing. The airboats were loud, and surprisingly a very smooth ride. We would drive over branches and you could barely feel a bump. We saw so many alligators, and the passengers of the boat were able to hold a little one. I was completely terrified, and was practically sitting in the lap of the lady next to me, all while my sister was telling me to take her picture. She was so excited to hold it, and I got a quick little picture of her with Gator-ade. Overall, it was a wonderful way to spend the morning, and the rains held off until we were safely back on the van, that took us back to New Orleans.