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What a day! A rollercoaster day, one of the best on the trip. I [still] haven’t uploaded any photos off of my DSLR for days/weeks, but I DID upload a few photos from my Poing & Shoot, and although these are raw, unedited photos, I thought my posts needed a little color and photographical oomph to boost the words. Hopefully this makes it easier to read and easier to picture what the day was like.
I threw in a photo from Las Vegas, of us outside Circus Circus as we headed out to walk the strip. We are quite the duo because when we head out, we are usually carrying the P&S because it allows us to easily take the arm-out photos of ourselves, instead of having to flag down a passerby and get them to take one for us. Then I have my Sony around my neck, and sometimes, Matt is carrying the Canon as well. Never want to miss a moment!
This photo is from Meteor Crater in Arizona, taken by our great tour guide. I forgot her name, but she knew her facts and she led a great tour. Plus, she takes some sweet photos too! It is hard/impossible to capture the essense of the crater with one photo. I didn’t have the time to do a panoramic, and I don’t own a fisheye lens, so this will have to do. Just imagine this crater stretching far in each direction, beyond the edge of the photo.
Alright, onto today! Matt and I woke up, and like usual, I was starving and pumped to go to breakfast. I practically leaped out of bed and verbally drug Matt out of bed. We went into the lobby and ahead of us to our left sat a shelf with a coffee pot and condiments. And. That was all. Note – I am not a coffee drinker. At all. If this had been a basket of Diet Mt Dews or Diet Wild Cherry Pepsis, maybe I wouldn’t have been so devastated. BUT Coffee does not equal Pop, OR Continental Breakfast, so I was majorly disappointed. After about 10 minutes of sulking [only half kidding…] I was jerked out of my mope by a phone call. [Oh, and when we checked in the night before, I heard the lady say there was breakfast. I even called to ask about what time the breakfast was. She told me the times and we hung up. To me, coffee does not equal continental breakfast, so that was why I was so disappointed.]
Now here is my brave husband. Holding the alligator all. on. his. own! So brave. And SO COOL! What a day.
So, it was definitely a TOP 5 day. Actually, I think that this and Moab, Utah [Arches Ntnl Park] are tied as my top 2 favorite things. BUT, I don’t want to discredit everything else we’ve done, so I’ll only say it once. Well, a few more times than that, because I said it on facebook too, oops haha.
If anyone goes to souther Louisiana and wants to tour a swamp, please, google Munson’s Swamp Tour. They do a fantastic job and are so nice. I think Matt and I are now their biggest fans.
We are now in Gulfport, Mississippi and hoping to outrun the rain storm that is coming this way. No hurricanes, I don’t think… but a front is coming this way. I grabbed a few brochures from our hotel for Mississippi and also Mobile, Alabama, so hopefully we’ll find some things to do and see for the next few days. We are moving on to Florida, in order to be in Winter Haven for Thanksgiving with my aunt and uncle!
Go Vikings, facebook tells me that we won today. Oh, and I have never seen a place more in love with their football team than in Louisiana. There is Saints [and LSU] stuff EVERYWHERE! I think that people in Texas might come close with their Cowboy garb, but still… we heard songs on the radio today about the Saints and the town was DEAD during the game today. I believe they won though, so that’s good!
Alright, the hubs is getting on my case because he’s bored and wants me to put the computer down. Must comply! Thanksgiving is on the way!
Love and blessings. LKR
I love the alligator photos! It looks like you guys are having a blast! I know you said these photos are unedited, but I’m wondering what editing tools you do use? Jon and I have considered getting photoshop but it’s a bit pricy! Also, don’t know if you are interested but a good sight for photography, cooking, and just general humor ( at least to me) is http://www.thepioneerwoman.com. Enjoy the rest of your travels!