As much fun as eating crawfish can be - oh, and it is FUN - there are other elements of Louisiana which are equally fun. All the stuff people traditionally think of when they hear "Louisiana". The bovines had a taste of the fun this weekend, partying with the local wildlife.
The stein in the back is from the plantation on which my grandfather grew up, Greenwood. It burned down in the 60's and was sold then rebuilt. I hope you click the link - it's beautiful. And yes, I was named for the parish. My grandmother and her sister-in-laws, way back in the day when they were all single, would dress in hoop skirts and wander the grounds as Southern Belles, talking to the tourists. I never saw the plantation whole, but am hoping to get the kids down there this summer and take the pilgrimage to the land of my grandfather's birth.
And isn't that the cutest little bottle of hot sauce you've ever seen? My grandmother's sitter, Pam, keeps bottles of them in her car and gave me that one. I love it! Thank you Pam! Tabasco, another local favorite, is one of the BEST things to put on rice and beans. Mmmm.
My cousin, the original papa of the bovines, made the adorable alligator for my grandmother. He was just begging to be in a shot, but he looked so dangerous that I could only let him be in this picture, and then I had to grab him immediately after the photo was taken. You just never know with alligators. Doesn't he look like he could go for a little pot roast with Tabasco?
Yes, I'm still boring y'all with pictures from my trip, and probably will for days to come. I used several memory cards and burned through three batteries for the camera. So there are LOTS of photos! You're all invited to a slide show at my house.
Until I write again ...
P.S I've been updating Fred and Bessie's shop, if you'd like to peek! There on the left ...