As much as I would adore getting to travel all the time for work, they don't pay for my dogs to be boarded. At around $50 - $60 a night (this is even the cheapest I found, there are places far more expensive) for two pups, that is a pretty penny I just can't afford. Maybe one day I will grow a pair and ask for them to help me out with boarding costs, dang it is hard on the single fur momma!
Anyway, back to Louisiana. We flew into Baton Rouge then drove about half an hour to Gonzales, La for the Louisiana Sportsmans Show. Someone pointed out that I could spot LSU's stadium from the highway, but I decided not to inflict my eyeballs with such a toxic poison so early in the trip.
The show on Thursday is always very slow, so naturally I took to the selfie generator, more commonly known to many as Snapchat. Can we please talk about how not terrible this braid I did was? Yeah, I know. #nailedit ---preciate ya Pinterest!
That night we went to dinner at a place called Don's Seafood. Holy toldeo. The food here was out of this world. The bus driver at the Park-n-Fly back in Dallas told me I just HAD to try Étouffée while I was in Louisiana. So being the trusting soul I am, I decided to listen to her and gave it a go. Boy am I glad I did. Hello deliciousness. Here is our smorgasbord that we all shared, family-style.
This is how I was told you were supposed to do it. I suppose this is kind of like ordering training wheels with your tequila shots? And then there were the poor little crawfish guys, they had eyes and they looked so sad :(
So sad, down into my belly. Once the show got underway, it was so different than any other boat show I've been to. The majority of the shows I go to in Florida are, well, I'll just say what one of the other guys said, "If there was a flood you could grab hold of any of the women there, and you'd have a floatation device." I just loved the Louisiana show because everyone was down to earth, not shopping for a mega-yacht and had a smile on their face!
And then there was the dog jumping contests! This was the most adorable thing ever, and I'm going to find somewhere in Texas for Venus to compete in this because she would win and
So adorable! Oh, and don't forget to sign up for March Madness!! Since CBS doesn't require us to pick the play-in game winners, I've re-opened bracket entries until tomorrow at noon!
Before I sign off today I want to introduce to you my girl Brit from One & 20! Brit is a sports fan, just like us, especially football! Today she is bringing some tips on attending a sports party. These rules will work for any sports, and can I just say, AMEN TO #3! Take it away girlfriend...
... if i'm at a hockey party. and if i already know my friends are big fans of the red jersey-wearing team (see #3), i'm obviously cheering for that hit #26 made.