Saturday, February 7, 2015

Shrimpin' on the Bayou 2/6-7/2015

On the road again Friday Feb. 6
In the South taking down the Christmas decorations does not mean putting the tree away.  Instead it becomes a Mardi Gras tree. Phil and I joined others at Pogo and Vickie home to add to their decorations for tomorrow's party.
Line up of Roadtreks at the restaurant Friday late afternoon.
Since there were 30 of us we ate early.
On the road again Saturday Feb. 7
 Weeks before this long awaited event, Pogo sent out a list of needed ingredients for our Low Country Shrimp Boil.  Many chipped in $ for the 16 pounds of shrimp and crayfish.  Going into the pot were  potatoes, 8 # sausage, corn, onions, mushrooms and beer for the big pot.
It simmered for hours.
Where do park 20 Roadtreks on a residential street?  Fortunately there is an empty lot 2 houses from Pogo and Vickie's.
Our dynamite hosts, Pogo and Vickie.  What great people they are.
Lots of stories and experiences shared.
The weather couldn't have been better.
 The dinner bell is sounded.
 The food delivered to the newspaper covered tables.
I failed the lesson on eating crayfish.  Besides there was plenty to eat.

 You can see the bayou in Pogo and Vickie's backyard.
 Many of us couldn't resist Sandy's Banana foster cupcakes and ate on before dinner.  They tasted better than they look.  Yum!
We got to the parade route early to claim the spot Pogo secured for us.  Last year I was obsessive about getting beads.  I brought them back this year.  I had help untangling them.  Then shared them with everyone.

 Waiting and waiting and waiting for the parade.
Laura, one of our Roadtrekkers was invited to ride on the city of Gautier's float.  She's standing and getting ready to throw beads. 

We had a campfire back at the campground, not wanting the day to end.  What a great day.

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