Announcing the first of many Bayou Woman Adventures! To be held June 22-24 at Camp Dularge in Theriot, LA. And you ladies are invited.
Above is a rough sketch of the logo design that will be on the back of the t-shirts each participant will earn during the weekend.
I’m just about as excited as I can be that my dream of entrenching women in the bayou life is fast becoming a reality.
There are openings for six ladies to participate in the two-day event which, if all things go as planned, will focus on catching blue crab. After we catch them, we will learn to boil them and then learn how to “pick a crab”.
On Friday night, I hope to have something cultural as a way to break the ice and let our hair down. This group will be eclectic, embodying women from all over the country, all different vocations, religions, and political views. But what I want to focus on is that we are all women with great influence over everyone with whom we have contact. I envision us putting aside our differences and focusing on what we have in common.
On Saturday, we will embark on the adventure of the day. This maiden voyage of the BWA’s will entail the trapping and catching of blue crab. After we have caught several dozen, we will head back to Camp Dularge and boil them up for our next meal. Since this will be a first for some of these women, we will then have a blast learning to clean and eat these delicacies.
Part of their training will be seeing how I take the boat out of the water, and they will help me clean it up after our adventure. By taking part in these activities, I hope to stretch them a little and challenge them that they can do whatever they set their minds to, and I hope to also inspire them in some small way to get out of their comfort zones and push the limit.
On Saturday night, we will eat dinner out at a bayou restaurant, a dinner they will not soon forget. I will leave the name of that place a surprise until the time comes. After dinner, we will return to the camp and get to know each other a little better.
Sunday morning, we will relax at the camp with breakfast and coffee and then have a little debriefing about their adventure, what they like or didn’t like, and what they might like to see offered in the future.
And just maybe at some point, Bayou Fabio will stop by for a visit and give them something to really talk about!
In order to ask questions or register, please visit the LADIES page and fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. I’ll do my best to put your fears to rest about being eaten by alligators!
Here’s to a great first BW adventure!