My sister, Delilah Devlin, my niece and I went on a research trip to learn more about the Louisiana swamplands on our way to the Authors After Dark Conference. Talk about a blast!
We drove all the way down to Grand Isle to get a feel for life on the edge with stilted houses, braving the hurricanes and storm surges. I learned about the marsh grasses that flow on top of the water. I always thought they were firmly rooted in the ground on little islands. Not!
And the air boat tour was the highlight of the trip. Our guide gave us a great ride blasting through the swamps, over an earthen berm and marsh grasses, through the cypress forests and don’t forget the interaction with the alligators! I touched the tail of a 12 ft long male ‘gator. What a thrill!
Needless to say, we got a lot out of the trip to the swamps. I’ll blog about the sugar plantation mansion tours next time. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed a trip to southern Louisiana!
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