On the way into Shreveport we stopped at Gators and Friends, an exotic animal sanctuary and alligator farm! We were really hoping to see some alligators, but it was super cold outside and the gators just wanted to sit perfectly still in the water. It took us a while to find them!
They also had a lot of little goats and deer, kangaroos, a camel and some tiny donkeys!
We also visited the 8th Air Force Museum, which had some pretty cool exhibits. They had dozens of airplanes set up outside, and Matt loved telling me about all the different planes he's studied in school.
We stayed at the Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, played a little roulette and ate some of the local cuisine.
One of the only times I've ever taken a picture of my food before scarfing it down.
We also spent a little time wandering around the Louisiana Boardwalk. Supposedly a movie had been shot there! It was a beautiful little downtown area with a few restaurants and a lot of shopping, but we hardly ran into any people at all.
It was a fun, relaxing mini break.
Where are you planning to travel this year? Have you gone on any "little" trips lately?