Today was a day to spice things up a bit. So being the practical person I am, I took Brenda to Avery Island the home of the plant that makes Tabasco sauce. There is a factory tour that consists of a 10 minute movie and a look at the factory floor. They produce about 3/4 of a million bottles of Tabasco sauce here each and every day. Guess a lot of folks need some spicing up.
Now not all those bottles are the gallon jug size but I guess some folks need more spicing up than others.
Of course like all these tours they always have a gift shop and we managed to refresh our spice cupboard right from the source.
After the factory tour we took a spin around their Jungle Gardens, kind of a low budget Buchart Gardens. They were peaceful and would be a great place to settle down with a good book on a hot summer day. The egrets that nest here were unfortunately all on their southern winter vacation in South America and what with the cool temps the alligators were no where to be seen, so Meg missed another chance to meet one of those slithering critters…..from afar, not sure she is quick enough to get out of their way.
After the tour we needed some nourishment and someone in Natchitoches the other day told us to stop in at Pat’s Landing in Henderson for some good food. It was nothing special and all deep fried so although it was OK if you like that kind of fare we won’t be heading back anytime soon.
We made it back to Poche’s in time for another great sunset though.