Gulf Coast Shrimp Boat Trip, Biloxi Mississippi


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Billed as a Living Marine Adventure Cruise, we were given a taste of what happens on a working shrimp boat.  Take a peek at the sea creatures… CONTINUE READING >>


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Billed as a Living Marine Adventure Cruise, we were given a taste of what happens on a working shrimp boat.  Take a peek at the sea creatures… CONTINUE READING >>

Funny! How Do You Catch an Oyster?


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Hilarious! The fun loving folks of Fulton, Texas – the streets are literally PAVED with oyster shells here at Oyster Fest – describe the various (and mostly wrong) ways to catch … CONTINUE READING >>


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Hilarious! The fun loving folks of Fulton, Texas – the streets are literally PAVED with oyster shells here at Oyster Fest – describe the various (and mostly wrong) ways to catch … CONTINUE READING >>

The Celebrated Oysterfest of Fulton, Texas

We didn’t head for the Gulf of Mexico with oysters on the brain. In fact, we had no idea Oysterfest was about to kick off until after we arrived. We just heard the sound of the sea and followed it. The rest was good old-fashioned dumb luck. When it comes to finding fests, we seem to have a lot of that sort of good fortune.

But first, we wanted to see the “real”…  CONTINUE READING >>

We didn’t head for the Gulf of Mexico with oysters on the brain. In fact, we had no idea Oysterfest was about to kick off until after we arrived. We just heard the sound of the sea and followed it. The rest was good old-fashioned dumb luck. When it comes to finding fests, we seem to have a lot of that sort of good fortune.

But first, we wanted to see the “real”…  CONTINUE READING >>

Texas Raw Oyster Eating Contest


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For the contestants, there is only one rule — no barfing. Anyone who hurls during the five minutes of frantic oyster ingestion is disqualified, but the regulations go one step farther. An additional… CONTINUE READING >>


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For the contestants, there is only one rule — no barfing. Anyone who hurls during the five minutes of frantic oyster ingestion is disqualified, but the regulations go one step farther. An additional… CONTINUE READING >>

Egrets of Avery Island, Louisiana


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In the 1890s, just before taking over as president of Tabasco from his father, E.A. “Mr. Ned” McIlhenny started this refuge in an effort to save the snowy egrets. From just eight… CONTINUE READING >>


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In the 1890s, just before taking over as president of Tabasco from his father, E.A. “Mr. Ned” McIlhenny started this refuge in an effort to save the snowy egrets. From just eight… CONTINUE READING >>

Let Us Run This Bayou

In Louisiana, the area south of I-10 and west of New Orleans is a “whole ‘nudder t’ing.” Over the years we’ve made periodic pilgrimages and would be hard-pressed to come up with a part of this great country that we are more fond of. Through hardship and isolation, a society singular to this region has developed with its own food, music and unique language. We love spending time in amongst it all…

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In Louisiana, the area south of I-10 and west of New Orleans is a “whole ‘nudder t’ing.” Over the years we’ve made periodic pilgrimages and would be hard-pressed to come up with a part of this great country that we are more fond of. Through hardship and isolation, a society singular to this region has developed with its own food, music and unique language. We love spending time in amongst it all…

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Atchafalaya Swamp Tour in Louisiana


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At the western end of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge of Interstate 10, an 18 mile run over Cyprus and gators, we met Ernest Couret and his little 16 ft swamp boat.  After the usual “How y’all are?” greetings we climbed… CONTINUE READING >>


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At the western end of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge of Interstate 10, an 18 mile run over Cyprus and gators, we met Ernest Couret and his little 16 ft swamp boat.  After the usual “How y’all are?” greetings we climbed… CONTINUE READING >>