New Orleans, swamps, plantations and other family haunts in Louisiana

New Orleans, swamps, plantations and other family haunts in Louisiana

By Eileen OgintzTribune Content AgencyWant a marshmallow?The 6-foot-long alligator, dubbed Otis by the locals, who’s minus one foot and swimming alongside our boat certainly does. We’re in the Honey Island Swamp in Slidell, Louisiana, on Louisiana’s Northshore on the...
Hello gator!  On a eco swamp tour in the Louisiana bayous

Hello gator! On a eco swamp tour in the Louisiana bayous

By Eileen OgintzSLIDELL, LA (Day 3 of 4) — Ready for a marshmallow?The alligator certainly is. We’re on a Pearl River Swamp Eco Tour in the Honey Island Swamp in Slidell on Louisiana’s Northshore in St. Tammany Parish, about 40 minutes across Lake Pontchartrain...