New Orleans – Days 2 and 3

Yesterday I took a swamp boat tour and got to see some American alligators in their natural habitat!

Katherine Quevedo on Bayou swamp boat

Now, I have loved crocodilians ever since I was a Zoo Teen volunteer at the Oregon Zoo, so a highlight for me was getting to hold this little cutie (I was assured the tape on his snout doesn’t hurt him):

Katherine Quevedo holding gator

That evening I saw some jazz on Bourbon Street.

Bourbon St. jazz club

Then earlier today during a conference break I took a streetcar out to the Garden District and walked through the lovely neighborhood.


I ended up in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.


I finished up the day with a beignet.


Tomorrow I’ll be very busy with conference happenings.  That’s it for now!