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Last Days In Louisiana

There are so many things that we love about Louisiana. But at the top of the list is the fine people that are there. We were blessed to have some amazing boiled crawfish right before we left to go to our new boat.

And there is nothing that this Sunny Sailor loves more than boiled crawfish! Be prepared to have your mouth water!

Joe Fincher, Eddie, and Jimmy Fincher

First there was Jimmy Fincher’s crawfish boil.  Jimmy worked with Eddie as a firefighter for many years both in New Orleans and in Baton Rouge area.  That man can cook some yummy seafood! We had crawfish, crabs and there was even some pineapple in the boil.  Never had it before but it was delicious!!

Cara sucking the head!
Abita Strawberry Beer

 And in my opinion, there is NOTHING better with crawfish than an Abita Strawberry Beer.  A good cold one to go with the tasty potatoes, corn, mushrooms, garlic and of course the crawfish itself.  DELISH!






Tommy Gauthreaux




Then on Mother’s Day we traveled to Brusly, Louisiana for the Annual Mother’s Day Crawfish boil hosted by Dana and Tommy Gauthreaux.  We always know when Tommy is cooking, it’s going to be amazing.  That Cajun man has some mad culinary skills!   And it was great to spend some time with my closest friends and family too. I remember my daughter, Cassi, telling me after living in New York for years, is that one of her favorite  things about southern men is how involved they are in cooking, child-rearing, and family. What a treasure to have fathers so involved!

Ferdinand Leonard
Dana Gauthreaux, Nikki Cayton

Cole and Eddie

There are  some good people in Louisiana and although we may not miss the state, we will dearly miss the people.

People in this area come together with food as our motivation, but it really is the gathering of the folks that make us the happiest.

Trey Priser
Shelby the Mermaid

Children swimming and eating.  Adults sharing funny stories and reliving the past.





Bette LaPlace and Lea LaPlace
Aden and Scarlett


Seniors telling stories about their lives that will be passed on by the “youngsters”.





Friends having deep discussions about their hopes and dreams along with laughter…so much laughter.

Eddie and Stewart
Cole and Eddie
Stewart Cayton and Cara
Nikki and Cara







Some of them we have known a lifetime, some of them we have met in the last few years.  But our deep love make them all not just our friends, but our southern family.  Family seems to be the only word that can describe a friendship as strong and unwavering as this is.

Catherine and Mandy Leonard
Jenn Francis
Melissa Halabi and Mia
Leanne and Cara


Look at these beautiful people.  Yeah, these are my friends <boasting chest out> How lucky are we?



And the final langiappe is this little nugget right here.

Honey and Desmond
Trey, Briana and Desmond

That’s our grandson, Desmond.  He was the inspiration for my children’s book, Desmond Digs Dinosaurs and thankfully, along my son Trey and his wife Briana (truly another daughter to me) were there to celebrate the Mother’s Day holiday.  How blessed I am!

As we sail around the islands, we will never forget our home.  And until we return, Laissez les bons temp rouler!


2 Comments to Last Days In Louisiana

  1. we should all set solid future goals for ourselves in achieving our dreams … as Captain Eddie, and Miss Cool Cara have done … I find its the hard working people ( as these two are)that make things happen … as research , preparation, and educated decisions will continue to lead y’all’s way in continued happiness !! Rock On Ed and Cara !!

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