Yankee wants some shrimp!

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by scootac, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Anything new here?
    Is mid-May too late for crawfish?
    I saw a post about Hawk's Crawfish boils in Rayne LA....but only 'in season'. So when is 'the season'? How do I eat crawfish if I'm outta season???
    :hmmmmm
    Or will I have to survive on only shrimp?
    :lol3
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  2. jay547

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    We have it scheduled for the week of May 20th.

    And the crawfish festival I posted about above, it's canceled for this year. :muutt
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  3. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    More details please!!!
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    jay547 Long timer

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    I was referring to our Natchez Trace ride...
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    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Oh, OK.
    I thought you had info on good eats.
    I'll probably be on the Trace next week.
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    Did you get your shrimp?
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  7. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Yes, I did!
    Fried and steamed!
    But the heat was more than I could stand.
    How much of the Trace did you ride?
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    zipweee Been here awhile

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    • I don't know didley about shrimp, but our red fish guide recommended Bubbas in Seadrift Texas. I had the shrimp cajun boil and got the warmest "all is well" glow afterwards - like a really deep relaxing mellow feeling. Is there something to this? Is that why you are a shrimp chaser? I googled it and found all these nutrients in shrimp. Has anybody else experienced this? I'm wondering if I am/was defient in some nutrient?

      shrimp nutrients from healthline.com
      • Calories: 84
      • Protein: 18 grams
      • Selenium: 48% of the RDI
      • Vitamin B12: 21% of the RDI
      • Iron: 15% of the RDI
      • Phosphorus: 12% of the RDI
      • Niacin: 11% of the RDI
      • Zinc: 9% of the RDI
      • Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
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    That was a good report. I didn't know you were doing it in real time or I would've followed along.

    Yes, the heat sucked - and we're from Oklahoma where it's always hot and humid from May until October. We rode for nine days and they said it was near record highs for all but the last day.
    We ended up riding nine states for a total of 2272 miles. We only got rained on during the second day.

    We rode the entire Trace from south to north. We probably stopped at 90% of the historical sites along with several that were off the Trace. Then up into Kentucky to Mammoth Cave and back to Oklahoma.
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  11. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    I did the Trace from Franklin TN to Clinton MS, got off there to go to Vicksburg. I stopped at some of the sites....the Cypress Swamp, Merriweather Lewis Monument and a place right off the parkway, in TN I think, where a man had built rock walls to commerate his Indian grandmother's walk from OK back to TN.
    It was enjoyable for awhile...no traffic, some curves and hills, and shade at stops.
    But then it leveled out and just lost its appeal to me. Guess I enjoy riding thru small towns seeing how folks make a living and different types of agriculture in the different parts of the country. On the Trace, had the same views of the trees and not much else.
    That's my take.
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  12. MartiniUp

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    Similar thoughts we had along the lower end of the Trace. The stops do add flavor but it does kinda get old. Our big thing is just traveling the smallest roads we can find and the tiny towns along the way, always something interesting. We never ever make reservations and just end up where we end up.
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  13. jay547

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    That's the way we did it. I'm a bit of a history buff so the stops didn't get old for me. Well, except for the "scenic" turnouts, they were comically not scenic. We did a couple days of riding through ghost towns and country roads before we got on the Trace.

    We do the tiny towns thing here in Oklahoma nearly every weekend so for our vacation ride, I wanted to do it a little different.
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  14. SuddenLee

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    as it gets hotter the crawfish are harder to catch
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