Here are a few pictures from our visit to the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

We are at the intersection of La rue des Insects and Lovers’ Lane.

I love the rare blue crawfish.  They are so pretty.

Jesse loved the water and the fish.  The Koi were hoping he had some food.  I was hoping he didn’t fall in the pool.  He didn’t.

His favorite at the Insectarium is the Love Bugs.  The windshield has a projection of a road and landscape.  He loved driving through it.  He remembered it from our last trip.  This time he played and played there.  When other children came along he got out and let them have a turn.  No prompting.   We weren’t in a hurry and eventually he had enough and we wandered/wondered to the next thing.

Oddly, a New Orleans butterfly garden is not complete without some alligators.

Talk about excellent marketing.  You can’t exit these places without passing through the gift shop.  rofl


Christy and Jesse shopping for souvenirs.

Back Story

Christy, Jesse, and I took the Amtrak Crescent from the train depot in Anniston AL to New Orleans for a week of adventure and photography.  This train station is a classical revival depot and is listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Jesse loves to ride the train.  Heck, we all love to ride the train. We left August 8, 2013 and returned August 14th. Unfortunately Jeremy couldn’t go this time. He had to work.
Christy’s father was kind enough to drive us to the train station and pick us up so we wouldn’t have to leave a vehicle parked there for a week.
We stayed at our usual place, the historic 905 Royal Hotel in the French Quarter. The 905 Royal was built in the late 1890’s.

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