On this Airstream Life vLog, we celebrate Fat Tuesday (the culmination of Mardi Gras) in Louisiana our own way. We do not go into New Orleans. We weren’t planning to be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras but it worked out that way. We thought that meant we should go into the city for the parades and craziness and we stress ourselves out over it. We finally realized we need to not let FOMO get in the way of how we like to travel and what we like to do. Crowds and cold weather are not our deal. So we stayed home for Fat Tuesday and watched it on TV. A win for us.
The next day we do go out and go on a swamp tour! We decided to try a tour with Dr. Wagners at Honey Island Swamp. Even though it was cold with the boat, the experience was so much fun! No alligators this time of year (they are still hibernating) but the bayou and swamplands were gorgeous and peaceful.
To warm up we stop at Old Rail Brewing Company on our way back to the Airstream to enjoy some beer and some delicious southern food including some catfish. Yum! Finally, back at the Airstream, we take a walk along the Swamp boardwalk in Fairview-Riverside State Park and Steve gets creative with his macro photography.
Stay tuned for a day planned in New Orleans that goes all wrong in the next video.
Honey Island Swamp Tour
Old Rail Brewing Company
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