On Spring Break my family and I drove down to New Orleans. The drive was one of the longest, inordinate, endless trip of my life. Hours after hours we sat there sedentary in the miniscule space of our car. Wondering when we would get there or what was for dinner when we just had lunch. Constantly I changed positions from crisscrossed to stretching my legs out to lying all the way across the seat.
Then my mom told us.
After the past two days she said what we had been waiting for ” Were here” she said and we immediately packed up our stuff and we’re ready to get out of the car and into the hotel. We got into the hotel and quickly went to sleep. Our long journey made us tired, and we wanted to be ready for our weekend in New Orleans.
The next morning we got up early so we could make our reservation for a swamp tour. Reluctantly we got back in the car. We drove a twenty minute drive to the swamp. When we got there we stretched our legs and checked in. Fifteen minutes later we were on a boat gliding across the murky water. I had my eyes peeled for alligators. A moment later I saw one. He was giving us the kind of stare that he did not want to be messed with. During the rest of the tour we saw a variety of wildlife alligators, snakes and even a wild hog. When we got back to the city our stomachs were growling, so we headed to the Garden District for lunch. Soon enough we found ourselves right in the middle of a St. Patrick’s Day parade. There was green every were you looked and magnificent parade floats. On the floats people were throwing beads and candy. It took us a long time to get out of that crazy crowd of people watching the parade.
The next day we headed to the New Orleans Aquarium. We walked inside and immediately were amazed by the amount of fish, sharks, alligators and more. My favorite animal would either be the otter that would jump and do tricks to get food or the penguins who like to show off their swimming skills to the world. We also saw a giant python whos body was as thick as my head. The seahorses were shy, the piranhas were scary and the alligator gave us the same look as the one we saw in the swamp. After that we went to the French Quarter were we ate beignets, browsed the shops and marveled at the interesting sights we saw. Then we headed to a Haunted New Orleans tour were we got to learn about the creepy history of the cities past. We walked along the streets of New Orleans and heard about ghosts. After we made our way to a cajun resturant and had amazing food. Huspuppies, jumbalaya, red beans and rice, gumbo basically every kind of southrn food you can think of. After we went back to our hotel exhausted and went to bed.
The next morning we started our long, inordinate, endless drive home.