*The Loupe family is a threesome born and bred in Thibodeaux, LA, right
in the heart of the Louisiana bayou. Running their own swamp tour
business and raising a boy in the traditions taught to them from past
generations, the Loupe family's way of life is a refreshing example of
how life doesn't have to move fast to be good.
***Lloyd "Diego" Loupe is a simple man who is familiar with the
land and water of his home. Diego could very well be a modern-day
Tarzan. He takes care of his family as he takes care of his alligators:
fearlessly and with a modicum of finesse. *Living with an extremely
cordial and talkative wife and a rambunctious, energetic son, Diego is
the salve that soothes what might be an out-of-control household. *He is
the captain of the swamp tour boat, the animal handler and the calming
father, all in one buff package.
***Diana is a true Cajun woman. *Having been raised in the bayou by
strong, independent women, Diana has kept true to her roots. She has
preserved the memory of her mother throughout her home, keeping her
precious heirlooms on display. *Always ready to talk your ear off over a
bowl of her famous gumbo, Diana is never wanting for company. *She runs
her swamp tour business with grace and gusto, always ready for hundreds
of out-of-towners to experience the bayou. *She is always up for new
adventures and loves meeting new people. *She has a huge heart and is as
gentle as a sleeping gator.
Zamariah or "ZZ" as he is known among close friends, is a ball
of energy. *Fearless and inexhaustible, ZZ has been known to jump into
the gator pen to wrestle some unsuspecting alligator, or dive into the
swamp outback and come up with a confused snapping turtle or snake, just
for fun. *In true bayou child-rearing style, Diana and Diego have left
ZZ to his own devices, letting him learn valuable lessons through
experience rather than lecture. ***
So, the next time you are lost in the bayou of Louisiana, look
for Zam's Swamp Tours on the side of the road. *You'll find a bed for
the night, a hot meal on the table, and you may even get to wrestle a
gator or two.