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Muddy Bridges

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Muddy Bridges by Jeffrey Chitek   As you cruise southbound into New Orleans on 55, something happens…The rolling hills of Mississippi taper of into the flat plains of the primeval Silurian seabed and then.. seemingly no land at all.  Towering Cypress and tangled sawgrass give the facade of solid ground but when you cross that…

SWAMP “DO-NOTS”

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A list of things not to do in the swamp for the most enjoyable experience and also your general safety. by Jeffrey Chitek   I’ve taken thousands of people, (of widely varying intelligence) from all over the world into the swamps of Louisiana.  Fortunately, no one has been seriously injured, as I am a savant…

HECK

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Airports by Mike Maher   Boy I hate airports. Everything about em. I go to Louis Armstrong airport, got dropped off by a buddy a mine at the terminal (he’s a darn nice guy really). Everything’s in order, got my ticket from the machine, tsa goes alright no problems there and then I get to…

ALLIGATORS VS. CROCODILES

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Stuff you should know about Alligators and Crocodiles. by Emma Reid   On our tours, people ask A LOT of questions about alligators, but the most common question by far is, “What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile?” It is important to know that we will not see any crocodiles on our…

Swamp Washington

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The untold story of Swamp Washington by Jeffrey Chitek (only surviving family member of the Washington legacy)   It is in our nature as humans to omit details from our history, that is, to only disclose the parts that help our predecessors learn the lessons we believe they should in an attempt to manipulate the…