"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Busy Week


Once again we have a little something to blog about.  A busy seven days.  They started with a trip to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.  Breaux Bridge is in the heart of Cajun country, and bills itself as the crawfish Capitol of the World.

IMG_1720 (Medium)

The festival is attended by thousands of people from around the world. We met one couple from Paris, France that said they were having the time of their lives.  Lots of music and dancing.

IMG_1704 (Medium)

IMG_1716 (Medium)

There were actually three stages playing Cajun, Zydeco, and good ol’ American music.  This couple lives in Hawaii, but have traveled to the festival every year for decades.

IMG_1692 (Medium)

Of course you can’t have a crawfish festival without crawfish.

IMG_1701 (Medium)

Explaining the finer points of peeling a crawfish to friends.

IMG_1702 (Medium)

We had lots of fun at the festival, but this was the best part.  Spending time with friends that we hadn’t seen for a while.

IMG_1718 (Medium)

We arrived back home on Sunday afternoon, and Monday found me on the Trinity River near Liberty, Texas.  Our annual fishing trip.

IMG_1724 (Medium)

The fish were very excited to see us. They were actually doubling up on the hook.

IMG_1728 (Medium)

And the Blue Crabs loved our bait so much, they didn’t want to let go.

IMG_1733 (Medium)

A fish on every hook.

IMG_1734 (Medium)

But this is the best part of the trip.  Fresh fish, fried up on the river bank.  As someone once said. “It don’t get no better than this.”

IMG_1739 (Medium)

Home again for a few days.  Another adventure coming soon…..jc


  1. Glad to see you're getting out and about.

  2. Sounds like a fun and busy week. Always great to meet up with old friends. Look forward to seeing you and Wanda at the Egg Rally next week.

  3. Great to see you Guys out making some terrific Memories again....Those fish been lining up and waiting for you Guys all Spring.. :)) Take care and keep making Memories. Horst sends

  4. Good to see you enjoying yourselves!

  5. Your friends don't look too enthralled with the crawfish! Haven't had crawfish in years and years!

  6. Love John's expression....Looks like he's trying to get it right!

  7. Not too sure about crawfish, but the music and dancing sounds good. Especially nice to share with friends.


Thanks for looking, and comments are welcome.