Palmetto Island, State Park
Time to leave Texas and the Houston Skyline and head into Louisiana.
Yes, we do!
They've added a big alligator to the entrance of the campground.
John & Tina and their new (to them) 5th wheel. It's very nice!
We all set up and caught up a bit then headed right back into town to fill our freezers at Heberts.
Heberts Specialty Meats (pronounced AYE bears) is the BEST! They are home of the original Turducken, Deboned Stuffed Chicken, Andouille, Etoufee, Gumbo and Boudin!! We filled up with our favorites, Jalapeno Mash Potatoe Stuffed Chicken, Alligator Sausage and Boudin Balls. Oh So Yummy! We spent over $100 and John & Tina had a nice haul too. They cooked us up some fresh Boudin Balls and we ate those on the tailgate in the parking lot. SO GOOD! The next morning Steve and John went back for more! This place is a MUST!
Shucks for dinner. Abbeville is one of those places you EAT your way through! Sure the campground has hiking, biking, kayaking, but first and foremost, it's all about the FOOD. A couple of other places to eat at are Richard’s (pronounced REE shards) which specializes in crayfish and froglegs. Poche has some great food too.
We saw this interesting looking RV parked next to us. Anyone know what kind?
On Sunday we took a little day trip around the neighboring towns. We stopped in a couple of places and then our main stop at the Parish Brewing Company. They all commented how surprised they were that they loved all the beer. And they sampled quite a few.
We took a nice tour through the spotless brewery.
They had some really unique gravesites.
That night we all sat around another fire and played with the color stuff that we had a packet of.
Steve spotted this very young Alligator sunning himself. He never budged as we paddled past.
It was a tunnel of green!
With the current pulling us along we lined up and it felt like we were on a Disneyland ride. If you can't see the kayak video above, click HERE.
If you don't see our encounter with Mr. Gator above, click HERE.
(he really isn't that close as it seems)
Thanks Randy and June for another great visit!
It was a foggy morning driving out of Abbeville. Until next time!
Tickfaw State Park
It was a short drive to the other side of Louisiana where we had 5 days to just relax and digest all that wonderful food.
Passing Baton Rouge. I have to say they are finally getting I-10 into a smoother highway.
We cooked one of our Dirty Rice Stuffed Chickens from Heberts for dinner.
We tried a short hike but those mosquitos were hungry!
One very short evening enjoying the beautiful and loud sounds of Louisiana before the skeeters chased us back indoors. Listen to their beautiful song HERE.
Are you ready for us Mississippi?