The Adventures Continue! — 24 Comments

  1. Pretty darn accurate description of everything! Just one thing to add: when we hit that gator we were air-born!

    We had a terrific time! It was so sweet of you to make Red-neck gumbo and your yummy potato salad for us. I can’t believe Charlie had never eaten that combination before but he’s a “believer” now. Choot’em Andouille….what a hoot. But it really is very good.

    One other thing…….couldn’t you have let me know you were going to post my picture for viewing? I would have pulled my shirt down over my rump for the picture!

    Can’t wait to see your smiling face again soon. Maybe LilSis can make the trek down, which would be fantastic!

  2. Thanks for reminding me…I haven’t gotten my new fishing license yet. That will give you an idea how long it’s been since we’ve put the boat in the water. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been checked. Never been issued a citation either.
    Glad y’all had a good time.

    • So, are y’all coming this fall? I hope the trout get stacked up in our lake this year. THey weren’t stacked up last year, probably because of all the fresh water, but that’s not the case this year. Hoping for a banner trout fall/winter!

      • I plan on at least 1 trip, but hoping for more. Hubby has decided he’s not much on fishing in cold weather. AND…as I’ve stated before, he’s not going to go explore unknown areas for fish during the warm weather months.

  3. I don’t know whether to give you a hug or applause. We’re not doing vacation this year, so I was happy to go on yours. This was like another world with different food…especially the Choot ’em. This was great.

    • Welcome to the bayou! Have we met? How did you find us here? Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, and I’m happy that you enjoyed this little adventure with us, even though it was through the blog. Wasn’t there just a huge Lutheran conference in New Orleans recently? Were you there? It’s great to have you here! BW

  4. …a hard head, a lady fish, red fish, speckled trout, shark, and large-mouth bass caught off the same boat in the same brackish waters all in the same trip.

    That’s the story right there. Amazing. You should be promoting the heck out of that fact.

    I watched the tv show a few days ago and didn’t know where to comment. That guy is really cute but he talked too much. I thought they could have edited it so that he wasn’t constantly in the foreground and you in the background. It would have been more interesting if he’d shared more of the spotlight with you.

    I bet shooting that show was so much fun for you. It was fun for me to read about this trip full of firsts with your cousins.

    • Brenda, your observations are well received! I guess I can’t tell them how to film, produce, or edit, but next time I will make sure I’m more in the forefront. It’s weird, and I never realized it until I watched the show, but I was doing my usual thing of helping the customer have a good trip. I wasn’t thinking I needed to be up on that deck with him so I could be in the shots wit him. But you’re right, that’s exactly what I should have been doing. And this was a different show with all the talking in that it was a promotional piece for our tourism bureau. They were the ones footing the bill on this one for the advertising. But maybe next time it will be more about watching us fish, and I’m looking forward to it.

  5. Since I’m not into fishing, I’ve never been stopped by the game wardens, but I was shadowed while sailing offshore for an entire night between Port Isabel and Galveston. That was spooky!

    I’ll not bother with the whole story, but the upshot was that we got stopped in the ICW just before Galveston Bay. It was a Coast Guard/ATF combo, doing undercover work. We thought they were just a bunch of guys lounging on their speed boat – uh, no. When the blue light went on, we about freaked. They boarded and made us sit in the cockpit while they went below and got our ID.

    Once they figured out we weren’t much of a threat, they got friendlier. Eventually we learned there had been a big shipment of guns that came into Port Isabel and then was loaded onto numerous small vessels to get them up the coast. We caught their attention because we were about 20 miles offshore, zig-zagging back and forth. In fact, we were tacking into a strong headwind. We didn’t want to fall off course because we would have had to head 50 miles offshore to be able to tack back toward Galveston. They thought we were trying to avoid detection, when all we wanted was to get home!

    It makes a great story now, but it was pretty scary then!

    • It DOES make a great story! I get freaked even without the blue lights!! I was so nervous, even though I always have all my I’s dotted and T’s crossed. Not sure why, but it just makes me nervous. It’s good to know the coast guard was on the lookout for criminals. Wonder if the bad guys got away while they were on board visiting with y’all? LOL!

    • Would that be the crabbing photo? Or the one of her holding up the boiled crab? It was great spending time with y’all, reliving old times with Susan, and getting to know you better! Thanks for making the trek!

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