Monday, December 30, 2013

Betty's RV Park Cult . . . Crawfish Boil

Saturday night the Betty's RV Park Cult headed out to Richard's Seafood Patio in Abbeville for a fabulous crawfish feed.  Betty called around the area to ascertain that, in fact, restaurants would have crawfish on the menu . . . Richard's (pronounced REE-SHARD' - no 's' sound) were, in fact, planning to have the little bugs.  But, you can't make a reservation and the queue starts at 4 for the 5 o'clock opening.  So, we pooled our transportation resources and got in line with only about two groups in front of us.
*Click on photo to enlarge
If you look closely, you'll notice cult members, who are identifiable by their Betty's RV Park black hoodie sweat shirt.  Of course, while waiting we talked and laughed and generally fooled around.  Below is a pic of Tom, retired anesthesiologist from Colorado, now a full-timer with his wife, Ann, and their Basset Hound, Maggie.  His is the absolute BEST tattoo I've ever seen:
After a full hour in the chilly outdoor waiting line, we were herded into the restaurant, single file, and ushered to our table
 Getting this group seated is kind of like herding cats
Sorry for the shine.  The obscured area describes "Drunk Shrimp" boiled in Budweiser, "Wino Shrimp," "Bloody Mary Shrimp" . . . 
 I ordered the 3-pound version with potatoes and corn on the cob sides

Okay, let's get started - Tattoo Tom on the left and Rick on the right
Can she do it?
 Yes, she can!
 Well, that is, with a little left over!
 Finally, after a good hour and a half of effort and fun, each diner gets herded up to the cash register - my dinner was $31.50 with tax and tip.  Then you exit through a door dedicated only to exiting.  As i was paying my bill, at about 6:30, the hostess was informing people on the phone, "Sorry, no more crawfish today"
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  1. Oh Mary-Pat I was just waiting for this particular post of yours, wanting to see how you did with the Crawfish.......and you didn't dissappoint me. great pictures.

    1. Yup, it was a great time and I figure I burned more Calories trying to get to the meat than I consumed!

  2. love the tattoo! you look beautiful in red! and can eat 3 pounds of food and not gain an ounce ... glad I'm not a envious kind of kid... ha

    what fun!

    1. Isn't that tattoo the cat's meow! Tom told me it was a spur of the moment decision. I'm not a big fan of the over the whole body tattoos that are so popular these days; but Tom's is a kick!

  3. My goodness, Mary Pat, those crawfish look great, but not a good as you!

    1. Well, thank you Peter; that's very nice of you to say.

  4. You look beautiful in these photos!! Loving your hairstyle and your smile. Miss you xoxo

  5. You look great! Happy New Year MP. Love Brenda

  6. Wow, that's quite a plate of crawfish! I used to go to the Crawfish Festival in the Delta and loved them, but we only got little paper containers - nothing like the plate in front of you. They were sure good!

    Love the tattoo - very cute and clever, and with a hat on, you'd never know. I like that kind of tattoo.

    Happy New Year! :)

  7. As soon as I saw that determined look on your face, I knew that plate of crawfish was in trouble!! I've seen that face before!! Happy New Year, our dear friend!! All the best in 2014!!

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