July 8, 2011
I spent Friday not moving any where. Now that is just weird. Well I did take a few cruises by golf cart around Thibodaux. Lou makes his own electricity with solar cells and figures since the electricity is free he should burn it in his vehicle. It was fun to glide around town, running a few errands while burning zero gasoline. Frankly I am all for burning up dead dinosaurs, but I don’t like paying for it more than anyone else, though.
And I had to deal with nephew Gabriel as he beat me at one game after another. But the day was mostly given over to eating and trying to stay cool. Some time in the afternoon we started preparing for a crayfish boil and after the work day was over the nieces and nephews and their kids all showed up to help eat the mud bugs. Done right, it takes a long time to eat a mountain of crayfish and this night was no different.
We then had a video call with niece Dee and nephew Ronnie who were the only two of Belle’s family that could not make it to Thibodaux at this time. It was good to see everyone and catch up on their lives.
. Crayfish, also called crawfish or crawdad, are closely related to the lobster. More than half of the more than 500 species occur in North America, particularly Kentucky (Mammoth Cave) and Louisiana in the Mississippi basin. Crayfish also live in Europe, New Zealand, and East Asia and throughout the world, including the Tristan da Cunha Islands. Nearly all live in freshwater, although a few survive in salt water. Crayfish are characterized by a joined head and thorax, or midsection, and a segmented body, which is sandy yellow, green, or dark brown in color. The head has a sharp snout, and the eyes are on movable stalks. Crayfish are usually about 7.5
cm (3 inches) long.