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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Please Key Up the Dueling Banjos music from “Deliverance”…

  I wanted to let all of you who were worried about us know that we survived the wind and rain yet one more time up in Twiltley Branch campground….and we have landed the Hiker at Tickfaw State Park, in (well, near, Springfield, LA)…Thanks to all of you for your concern.  You obviously now know how McGuvyer and I roll…very wobbly.

For those of you who have seen the movie “Deliverance” , with Burt Reynolds, you  will recall how very far in the backwoods those men were  hunting…like…REALLY OFF THE BEATEN PATH!!…Well, that just about sums up Tickfaw State Park, LA.  Don’t get me wrong, I really like this park…They only have 30 RV spots, and they are all pretty deep in the swampland.  We had to do some scouting to find one that McGuyver could site a spot through the trees for both satellite dishes…Did I mention that what we do is NOT considered camping???…It IS considered RVing.

  Last evening before we left Mississippi, we decided to try our luck at the little “restaurant” just behind the Gas Station/Mini Mart in beautiful downtown Collinsville,…population about 200.

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BEHOLD…CATFISH PLUS…”PLUS WHAT?”, YOU ASK?…WELL, PLUS CHICKEN TENDERS, SHRIMP, OYSTERS, POPPERS, FRIES, …AND A DOZEN OTHER THINGS…ALL MADE BY 2 LOVELY LADIES, WHO ARE BUSILY DEEP FRYAAIN’ EVERTHANG…

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I NOW GIVE YOU THE ENTIRE MENU…WE HAD OYSTER DINNERS…TO GO.. THEY DID HAVE ONE TABLE OUTSIDE…WE DECIDED TO FORGO SITTING OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN AND TOOK OURS HOME…OH, AND CHECK OUT THE “MENU PLATTER” ON THE UPPER RIGHT…VERY TEMPTING…

Alas, my brain was so set upon wolfing down the oyster dinner that I totally neglected taking a photo…Hey, I have my priorities!!..It was quite tasty…but….I have to say that the oysters Den and I  had at Pop’s little joint, in Rockport, TX were slightly better….Maybe it’s because we attended Oysterfest there…Trust  me though, the Catfish Plus dinners went down extremely fast!

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Here is our new real estate for the next 5 nights…It’s about a 60 mile drive to Plantation Road ( by Vacherie, LA) from here.  Since the weather won’t be cooperating tomorrow, we will put off the drive until Tuesday, and I am really looking forward to “channeling history”  from the early 1800’s.  I want to feel the vibes by walking some of the old plantation grounds.  Some even still have the remainder of the slave quarters… Hopefully, we will be touring the Oak Alley Plantation mansion on the inside….WAHOO!!!

  So, we are here, safe and sound.  There are, of course, alligators here too.   On the drive into the campground, we crossed a bridge over some very creepy, swampy, dark and wet , nasty looking water….very ominous looking.  I will get photos tomorrow… Is it me, or does it seem like we are deliberately gauging our parks to include dangerous reptiles??  So don’t any of you kids think you can just wander off.   No sticking your toes in the water, and no playing around the water’s edge!!..and I want you to count of all of your digits before we leave and report back to me.……More from Deliverance tomorrow….

13 comments:

  1. Guess I better get the fryed chicken out of my pocket's before we go for a walk.

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  2. I think that menu platter would clog my arteries every night for a week if I got that! What a temptation. :)

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  3. Them gals could outdo the 'Heart Attack Grill'! That Menu Platter sounds awful good. Ya'll need to come on down to Florida to see some reptiles.

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  4. I'll take the fried catfish please...hold the alligator!

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  5. Next thing you'll see on the menu may be fried alligator tail...may not be that bad!
    I bet that little restaurant has stock in frying oil.

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  6. I can hear the duelling banjos all the up here in the Great White North!!..enjoy and watch out for the gators!!

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  7. Gators!! We don't got no darn Gators over ihere in Arizony:))

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  8. wow on the menu...they sure offer up a different bunch of food..sounds some tasty...my biggest fear -coming upon a gator..makes me shudder for sure..

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  9. To heck with the menu! We sure like the looks of your site: wonderful level pad, sturdy sitting out platform, view to the rainy sky, and no gators directorial under the fiver!

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  10. my restaurant has all you can eat catfish on Fridays, and its pretty good....had a family in town for holidays and asked how the catfish was, of course I told them it was good...gentleman said
    " well, we're all from mississippi" I informed him our catfish was very good, but just dont compare to mississippi cooking." Fortunately they really liked it.

    Judy make sure hold onto Emma. We wont let Sadie out of the truck, but Riggs might be able to out run the gators

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  11. Great looking RV site! But, if you hear banjo music - run, and never look back!

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  12. Welcome to Louisiana. Lived here most of my life. I think you'll love the Oak Alley Plantation tour. I have taken many photos of the slave quarters and the mansion. It is a beautiful place. Learning the history of the plantation added to my fascination with it. Enjoy your stay and don't worry about the gators. They don't really like the taste of Yankees ;-)

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  13. Howdy D&D,
    Donna alligators only EAT DARK MEAT..
    With your feet you couldn't outrun Dennis anytime, even if he was walking backwards.. That looks like a really nice 'swamp' to camp in!!!
    I've got a friend who used to hunt down in those parts and it wasn't 'gators he was anxious about, it was a big, stinking hairy thing about 7' tall!!! It picked his p-u up and moved it about 10'!!! Have nice dreams and don't panic if Den's truck gets moved around..
    A question has been in my brain for about a week, now, How did you get that trailer out of the backyard??

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