I was somewhat hesitant, but my daughter didn't blink an eye! So off we went, on a kayak tour down the bayou! We took the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway - the world's longest bridge over a body of water (almost 24 miles) to Fontainebleau State Park, a 2,800 acre park along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.
There were 10 in our group, some novice, some experienced, all hoping to see alligators! We saw a variety of plant life through the swamps and marsh, from tall cypress trees to lacy Spanish moss.
And about those wildlife sightings? Well, see for yourself!
A special thanks to our tour guide Matt and all the folks at Canoe & Trail Adventures for making this experience so memorable!