This past weekend, we had the honor of hosting my mom and niece here at the Carriage House B&B. It is always nice to have family come visit us. We love getting the chance to catch up with them and the chance to play tourist here in Jefferson.
I think the biggest thrill for us all this weekend was going to Captain Ron’s Gator Park in Uncertain, Texas. Captain Ron is a dear friend of ours and he gave us a grand tour of his new gator park and petting zoo Friday afternoon. If you are thinking that you don’t remember this place last time you were here, it is because it just opened a few weeks ago. We will be recommending this place from this point on. This is one of those experiences that you can only get here in the swamps.
The petting zoo is full of unusual and unique varieties of chickens, goats, turtles, pigs, and birds. But the biggest thrill of all is the gigantic pond teaming with alligators.
Captain Ron held off on feeding them until we got there. As soon as these primitive beasts saw the chicken on the bamboo pole, the water came alive. It was obvious that the large gator was the alpha male of the pond. He tried his best to keep the others away from the feeding area and only a few of the brave and nearly as large gators even dared to come close. We all stood in awe as these large beasts jumped straight up and out of the water to snatch the chicken right off of the pole.
Since the show, Swamp People, started airing on TV, we have had several people come out to Jefferson and want the “Swamp People” experience. You do not have to run all the way down to Louisiana’s bayou country to have a Swamp People vacation. Caddo Lake is a one tank getaway from most of Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
I will get everything set up for you. We will send you deep into the dark and mystical swamps in a go devil in search of gators in the wild and get you up close, and personal to a gator feeding on chickens. At the end of the day, we will send you to a restaurant where you can sit under Bald Cypress trees draped in Spanish Moss and eat some fried gator. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to say “Choot ’em,Liz”, and smile at the memories.
Give me a call at 903-665-9511 to book your Swamp People vacation.