Leaving New Orleans was hard, it is so bike friendly and delicious in every way. But. Driving along I see all this advertising for boudin and cracklins. Well, you know me!!!
Decided on Billy’s after checking local reviews. Not kidding, best stuff I have ever had. Don wanted to go in for a second round.
Boudin is a sausage with the best ever seasonings. It is served as sausage or, of course the best way, is to remove the casing, roll it up, and deep fry…boudin balls. Then the cracklins. Where do I start. Lots of meat still left on. Hands down, best flavor yet this trip.
Well, we ate a lot if beignets,, listened to the calliope on the Natchez, toured the famouse St Louis Cemetery No 1, where Laveau is buried, toured the St Louis Cathedral, and covered 60 miles on our bikes! Saw a lot and ate tons.
Yep, gone for a while and she starts inviting all kinds of creatures. This bear I think was trying to get to the bird feeders. Climbed all the up to the top of the tree level with the third story deck!
Seems to be a regular. Probably the same one I ran into at the park!
I was so excited to learn my two favorite guys were playing in georgia. So exciting. The game could not have been more thrilling. The folks got a kick out of us wearing our duck Herbert and Mariota shirts. Had ablast. Hard to see Mariota lose, but fun to see Herbert win!!.
Excellent seats. The game had some awesome twists and turns that were amazing. If you like football at all, I suggest you watch the highlights. Falcons vs Chargers Nov 6
Don and I went to the beach once and that was enough in the keys. They ship the sand in to make beaches on the keys, HaHa. If you are hot and the damp sweaty air is sticking to you, the warm water dosnt help any. The water is so salty and sticky it is no help. Then when you get out, your towel, sand, everything you touched or looked at stuck to you. So, we stayed in the pool alot
Don went fishing and caught yellow fin, mackerel, and grunt fish. He brought home yellow fin and we fixed up a great meal.
we bought stone crab legs, 50 a pound, lobster 13 a tail, and shrimp. They take the large pincher claw from the crab toss it back. Then the claw grows back and they do it all over again. We made a really delicious sea food dinner
We road our bikes a lot. We road on the 7 mile bridge out to pigeon key. Very nice views
We also rode on no name key and long pine key. There we found key deer. They are so cute grow to about 2 feet tall
Time to say goodbye to the sticky keys and go back up to georgia
The weather was very warm and very very humid with a lot of muscuitos. We had fun anyway. Did a lot of bike riding. We took snake bight, meaning a body of water not bite, trail. Very spooky back in there. The trees, water, and creatures all make some alarming sounds.
we took another ride the next day and saw some interesting things
we stayed in pelican campground. The marina feeds into the florida bay which feeds into the gulf of mexico
On one side of the marina you will see crocodile and the other side manatee
I have better pictures of crocks on my camera and will show you when I get home.
We saw alligator, snakes, rose spoonbill, manatee, all kinds of birds, diamond back rattle snake, crocodiles and enough bugs to last the rest of my life.