Holiday USA 2016
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Day 1: Chicago, Mission "free Hollie" Day 1   (Sunday 31st July 2016)
Day 2: A visit with our Amish friends.   (Monday 1st August 2016)
Day 3: Mission Hollie Complete !   (Tuesday 2nd August 2016)
Day 4: Today was mostly about churches (by Hollie).   (Wednesday 3rd August 2016)
Day 5: Lake Itasca to Lake Superior.   (Thursday 4th August 2016)
Day 6: Feeling Superior   (Friday 5th August 2016)
Day 7: Sleeping Bear Dunes & 100 yrs of Coast Guard Aviation.   (Saturday 6th August 2016)
Day 8: Meet me in St Louis   (Sunday 7th August 2016)
Day 9: Six Flags (Part 1)   (Monday 8th August 2016)
Day 10: Six Flags (Part 2 )   (Tuesday 9th August 2016)
Day 11: Grand Ole Opry , best seats in the house !   (Wednesday 10th August 2016)
Day 12: Nashville   (Thursday 11th August 2016)
Day 13: The lost sea to Davy Crockett.   (Friday 12th August 2016)
Day 14: Ocoee wild water   (Saturday 13th August 2016)
Day 15: Hen pecked in Georgia on the way to Albama   (Sunday 14th August 2016)
Day 16: Some bald old rocks & another lake.   (Monday 15th August 2016)
Day 17: Panama city beach   (Tuesday 16th August 2016)
Day 18: Dolphin encounter.   (Wednesday 17th August 2016)
Day 19: New Orleans here we come !   (Thursday 18th August 2016)
Day 20: Oak Alley Plantation & The Natchez.   (Friday 19th August 2016)
Saturday 20th August 2016

Airboats & baby alligators

Airboat adventures 45 minutes away is our destination.

The fascility collects the Alligator eggs & ensures the 80% natural wastage doesn't happen. 20% of the hatchlings are returned to the swamp.

A hot & clear start to our adventure , the flotilla of airboats speed off.

Our guide Jay was knowledgable & funny.

The localized storms of yesterday have followed us again.
After a few minutes the heavens opened, we got utterly saturated & although Jay steered us away from the rain , we spent the rest of the journey trying to dry out.

I didn't realize my chatting had got so bad.

This is a natural bayou, many of the wider chanels through the swamp were made by the oil companies.

Meet Rex , he & his lady love have built a nest near the bank , we were lucky enough to meet them both.

He didn't seem to like us very much.

We spied a fabulous Owl.
Our guide suggests these Alligators , that can grow up to 9 feet , are not likely to attack a human , he says, he swims in these waters & has NEVER heared of anyone being bitten.

After you Jay.

Jay had a baby Alligator for us to meet.

Ian nearly got his nose nipped.

All too soon our adventure was over.

A breif relax in the hotel courtyard before venturing out sight seeing, ( and shopping ).

The beautiful Cathedral Basilica St King Louis.
Hollie came to visit with us , then returned at 5 for mass.

Stunning architecture.

The cool interior gave way to the sweltering & humid outside.

We wandered through the French Market .

We may have to pay a fee to get our hire car back to its original condition,Its been Mardi Gras'd !

Dinner was enjoyed at The Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant, very nice.

We raised a glass to Grandad Jumbo on the occasion of his birthday xxx Miss u loads xxx

Goodnight all xxx

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Day 22: New Orleans & Ghostly happenings...   (Sunday 21st August 2016)
Day 23: Race to the space shuttle.   (Monday 22nd August 2016)
Day 24: A fond farewell from Houston   (Tuesday 23rd August 2016)