Friday, January 28, 2011

Food & Family

Our first stop after leaving the Casino was at the outlet mall so I could replace all the shirts that I lost off my back at the Casino, The final score was Casino – Takes all, Jim & Cathy ZERO. It's still a very nice RV Park and if you time it to be there Sunday -Thursday with their coupon it's very cheap and if you have enough points on your players card they will comp you when you check out to make it even cheaper.

We did another Long drive for us, about 175 miles on back roads (US190) over to Hammond,LA. Just about every little town that we passed through was filled with boarded up buildings and homes but they all had a combination Gas Station/Casino, and the parking lot were full. We've noticed that as we drive the back roads down here you will go through neighborhoods filled with broken down trailers, mobile homes and small house’s that are just barely standing and then right in the middle of them there is a huge 4 to 5000 sq ft, newly built mansion. So we just figure somebody hit the JACKPOT and didn't want to leave their friends and family.

The first thing on our list in this area is a drive to Baton Rouge for lunch at Mike Anderson's Seafood Restaurant.  There might be other restaurants in the city but we'll never know because this is the only place we've gone to since we discovered it about 8 years ago.  We even plan what we do here around their lunch specials. The food is fantastic but the great thing is nothing ever changes, if we're lucky we get here once a year and and when we pull in the parking lot it's just like we were here only last week. The manager Big Mike is who I always look for, as long as I see him I know that all is right with the world and we are in for another great meal, I don't know how he does it but he remembers everybody , yesterday we were walking to our table when he came out of the office door, he looked up got a big smile on his face and said “Hey I haven't seen you guys for quite awhile, how long are you going to be in town this time”. Now remember it's been a year since the last time we were here, we just feel like family when we come here. Today I had the special which was Shrimp / Crab Patties, their description of this dish is (Fresh Gulf crabmeat sautéed with onions, bell pepper,  bread crumbs with hints of fresh herbs and seasonings. Lightly dusted with flour, flash fried, and topped with a white wine cream sauce, served with your choice of salad, baked potato, and garlic toast.)

Cathy sez that she would be happy with just their big bowl of cole slaw.
To describe our lunch experience here I would have to say that it's close to orgasmic, but then again that's just us, some people may hate the place, mean evil people.

After we got back from Baton  Rouge we killed a couple of hours before meeting Cathy’s sister at Applebee’s where we spent a few hours picking at our food and catching up on family happenings for the last few years. A long day but a good one.

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