I was a chaperone for the 7th grade field trip to the Barataria Preserve and the Chalmette Battlefield near New Orleans.
First we walked through a swamp where we saw a few alligators. The alligators weren’t too big.
They were much smaller than the alligator we saw at the zoo last month.
But then again, there was a fence at the zoo. There was nothing between us and these gators and we were only a few yards from some of them. They didn’t care about us though. They just wanted to relax in the water and sun themselves.
The scenery was beautiful in the swamp. I definitely want to go back when I can spend more time taking lots of pics.
After our hike through the swamp we took a ride on a riverboat down the Mississippi to the Chalmette Battlefield and back.
This is where the Battle of New Orleans took place in 1815. It was the last battle of the War of 1812.
We had beautiful views from our riverboat cruise of Jackson Square.
It was a wonderful trip. I think the kids learned a lot and had lots of fun. And I did too!