"I like mine with lettuce and tomato Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer Well good God Almighty which way do I steer." Jimmy Buffet
Low temperatures, dry air and a cloudless day. The perfect recipe for a full day of fun on the Tchefuncte River. Well now let it be known, that our group's idea of fun ins'n't filled with fast-moving motorized water vessels nor is it a day that entails any sorts of water activities other then a raft and/or a noodle.
PROUD OF THEIR NOODLES!!!!!!!
In fact the most strenuous activity that will take place that day will be the loading of an ice chest and in most cases the loading of two. The wives often prepare or purchase food items to have on board which normally sends the spouses over the edge as they fear their beverage space may in someway or another be compromised. Yea you know who you are! The day typically starts with a short wait at the Madisonville Draw bridge where many boats sit anxiously awaiting the mad dash up river to mark their territory. After a very loud and completely obnoxious fog horn alert, a dozen or more vessels, all at one time, carefully maneuver there crafts through a small waterway and bam the race is on.
MADISONVILLE DRAW BRIDGE
The boats range anywhere from pirogues to large yachts and believe me, our crew's fleet does not qualify for yacht status. But boy do we all do some dreaming as the ever so elegant vessels pass our homemade barges, dinghy's, and did I mention an old duck camp that grew pontoons and somehow made its way to our muddy alligator infested body of water.
HUNTING CAMP GONE YACHT
BOYS BEING BOYS-FLIPPED OVER DINGHY
Now if that had been a wife,
we would still be out there treading water.
MADISONVILLE'S SUNDAY HOT SPOT
T-RIVERS-WAITING FOR THE
BOATS TO ARRIVE...........
Mark your calenders