I met a couple of farmers at lunch. They did soybeans, milo, rice, and crawfish. They said that crawfish are already in the ground, and they just come up and eat the slime on the rice stalks without damaging the rice. They also agreed that I should take Highway 1.
After I took a shower and cleaned up, I had several choices for dinner. Morel’s Restaurant on the lake, associated with the lodging. Satterfield’s Restaurant, also on the lake, which had a basket of crawfish prepared 3 ways, plus fries, for $15, and 12″ pizza for $7. There was also Tiger Drive In – probably cheap, but nothing special. Ma Mama’s Kitchen was across the street, serving a variety of fine food. Google maps had two dollar signs on it. It was fairly upscale, but I tried it.
I also had seafood pasta, which was shrimp, crawfish, crab, and bacon in a cream sauce over angel hair. Good, but only good. I didn’t get a picture.
This concluded Map 5 of 7, and I will start on Map 6 tomorrow.
Miles today: 68.2 (on account of taking Hwy 1 shortcut)
You are certainly getting to try out a wide variety of foods.
I hope you have a good day tomorrow, rain or otherwise.
Thanks, Marilyn! As you can see in the next post, I chose not to ride.
Looks like you have quite the tan going on.
Have a great day! Hope you miss the rain.
Wow, the florists, all the way from Arizona! Hi, Marni and Alex. There’s been so much in-between, that Arizona seems a lifetime ago. The terrain here is nothing like the desert. There is standing water in the ditch at all times, and massive plant life. And mosquitoes, although I seem to have some resistance to them, compared to my zero resistance to those ants in the desert.
Did the turtle soup have turtle in it?
That’s the question I asked before ordering it – “Is that turtle soup real turtle, or mock turtle?” The woman serving didn’t understand the question. Possibly no Louisianan would seriously consider using some kind of substitute. She said it had pieces of turtle meat. Turtle meat is NOT like chicken. It seemed like there were at least 2 kinds of meat in the soup. One was really soft, melting like the pork in pork and beans. The other was more like tiny chunks of stewed beef.
Were the inmates freely walking about? Or where they tethered together?
Hey, you saw Cool Hand Luke, didn’t you?
But seriously, I saw no chains. In this era of GPS monitoring, I doubt any were necessary.
Kendra and I arrived in Oahu Wednesday, the weather is not too hot, surprisingly. That turtle soup looked intriguing, it seems that Louisiana has a lot of good food to try. Good thing you only had to ride 3 miles in the hard rain. As always, the photos are fun to look at and it is always interesting to see where you get to stay and what you are seeing on the road. It looks much greener where you are now.
Hi, sweetheart. I still haven’t had a true crawfish or shrimp boil. But that’s all right. Can always go to Kickin’ Crab back home. I stayed in today. Tomorrow should be challenging. I’ll be posting in a few minutes.