While in New Orleans we went for a walk in the swamp. The video makes it look like it was all fun and games but the girls were really timid, especially our youngest. The walking path we chose through the Jean Lafitte National Preserve was about 4 miles long. We had no close calls but the first mile was a slow tiptoe down the path. The path was soft at points and would give pretty significantly when we walked over it but it was safe. It took a couple of miles but the girls did finally become comfortable walking the trail past the snakes and alligators.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.