It is harder than I remembered to keep up the posts on a blog when traveling. You are so tired from seeing and doing you collapse on the couch when you get home.
Had a great time in Gulf Shores then moved on to Louisiana. We stay at Cajun Palms a large resort in Henderson,LA, which is right next to Breaux Bridge, which has the most amazing restaurants serving Cajun and Creole dishes, which I love and Jay likes them too, surprise, surprise. ( you know how that boy hates onion).
The best part of our visit this year was Jay connecting with a friend from the Marine Corp that he had not seen since Vietnam.
Jay went into the Marine Corp as a member of the USMC Band, Jeff hooked up with them in Viet Nam.
That's my Jay second from left.
And here he is on the trombone.
They played some as the official band and sometimes just played gigs on fire bases.
It was great just to sit back and listen to them talk. As anyone who has a spouse who served in battle knows, they don't talk about it. In between playing Jay was a door gunner on a helicopter. That's a whole other story how he went from USMC Band to door gunner, but we will save that for another day.
It was so stinking cold there we didn't do much. We did go out to Avery Island to see how they make tabasco sauce, it was interesting. I didn't get a very good picture because it was a fast assembly line.
We got tons of different types of Tabasco and we got lots of free samples. Everything is automated and I just kept thinking what a boring job! The day we were there they were making it for Saudi Arabia.
We ate lots of good food and heard some good live music. It was a lot of fun. I think next year we are going to stay in New Orleans, we haven't done that in about three years.
So I think that catches us up to San Antonio and I will save that for tomorrow. At least it is warmer here in Los Cruces today, going to be in the 60's and the sun is shining, who could ask for more. Hope you all have a good day.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain