Thursday, October 14, 2010

Final Shots of New York and a little New Orleans

My last day full in New York I spent mostly reading in Central Park. I broke it up by walking around and just relaxing in the sunshine. In the evening I headed down to Union Square where AS Byatt was giving a book reading from The Children's Book and doing a signing so I got a chance to meet her which was awesome.

A black squirrel in Central Park.

Imagine at Strawberry Fields in Central Park to commemorate late Beatle John Lennon who recently would have had his 70th birthday.

The following day I flew to New Orleans and spent the evening wandering around the French Quarter. This morning I went to a swamp tour and saw lots of wild alligators close up as well as blue herons, a green heron, a woodpecker and a bald eagle. The afternoon was spent cruising the Mississippi on their only remaining steam boat and relaxing.

Preparing for Halloween in the French Quarter.

Brutus the wild alligator with his head out of the water right next to the other boat so you can get an idea of the size of him by looking at his head. He was over 9ft long and they estimate he is between 45-50 years old now.

Two young alligators relaxing before taking to the waters of the swamp.

Turtles sunning themselves on branches all around the swamp.

Another shot of Brutus with a marshmallow in his jaws.

The steam boat Natchez which I took a ride on. You could go into the engine room and there was an option to have lunch. Also on every cruise (which lasts about 2 hours) they have a live jazz band on the middle deck.

A grenade walking around promoting drinks. As you do...

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