Saturday, May 11, 2013

BATEAUX DE BOIS FESTIVAL - LOCKPORT, LOUISIANA


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COME TO THE BOAT MUSEUM FESTIVAL. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE INSIDE THE MUSEUM OR IN TENTS. DON'T LET A LITTLE RAIN KEEP YOU AWAY.

17 comments:

Tim Chesterton said...

Very cool. I particularly like the look of the 'Alligator Display'!!!

Wade said...

Some of the Parishioners at St. Luke's are involved in "The Compass Project" which reminds me of these.

Cathy said...

Is "Alligator Sauce Piquant" nice? ... :)

Bonnie said...

Other inquiring minds also want to know about the Alligator Sauce Piquant.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Tim, there was a lot to do and music, too, and I missed the alligator display, so I can't tell you about it.

Grandmère Mimi said...

The boat center sponsors wooden boat building classes, and though the classes are not directed particularly toward youth, a 12 years old boy took one of the classes. The Compass Project looks to be a very fine program.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Cathy and Bonnie, I have eaten alligator sauce piquante, but I'm not all that keen to eat alligator meat, not that it doesn't taste good, but it's the idea of eating alligator. I had crawfish étouffée today, which was to die for, the best I've ever had. That's a dish I cook, and mine is good, but what I had today was better.

PseudoPiskie said...

Bateaux De Bois are so gorgeous but so hard to maintain. Has to be a labor of love. I'd be more interested in them than alligator.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Piskie, that's true, but some people still want their wooden boats. I agree that even the old work boats in the museum have a beauty about them.

Cathy said...

I've eaten crocodile. It was quite nice. Can't have stood out particularly as I couldn't say what it tasted like, if anything. I imagine alligator would be similar.

I don't have a problem eating alligator - I'm sure the alligator wouldn't object to eating me so it seems only fair for me not to object to eating the alligator.

Cathy said...

Old wooden boats are beautiful. Anything old and wooden is beautiful, usually.

Grandmère Mimi said...

To me, alligator tastes like a cross between fish and chicken.

Cathy said...

that sounds about right for crocodile too ... I ate it at a restaurant called Archipelago in London where they are currently serving it as a fillet "seared in vine leaves with a plum dipping sauce" apparently. Sounds quite nice. We could go to Archipelago while you are in London in October, Mimi, if you fancy something a bit exotic? ... www.archipelago-restaurant.co.uk. Just a thought. :)

Grandmère Mimi said...

Cathy, the restaurant looks intriguing, but I wouldn't order crocodile, nor zebra, nor kangaroo, nor alpaca. As you see, I'm less than adventurous. The baked talipia fish and the bison steak are appealing.

James said...

"One alligator please, and make it snappy"

:-)

James said...

Oh, and I should add that I am very sorry to hear the news from New Orleans this morning.

Grandmère Mimi said...

James, I linked to the story of the tragic shootings in New Orleans in another post. I hardly know what to say, except that the mayor and police chief need to deliver on their promises to stem the gun violence in the city. The consequences are already grave enough. Lord have mercy.