There is so much to do in this area.
One of the things we'd have liked
to do was one of the swamp tours.
There are several companies that give
them, but at $20 per person, we
decided we'll leave that for next time
we are in the area..and we will be :-)
Instead, today we decided to visit
It was free, so that was better ;-)
It was an interesting tour, with a lot
of information about how the sauce is made.
We were lucky enough to see one of the bottling
lines running. They normally don't run on the weekends.
Our cute little tour guide obliged
us with a picture of Mr Gnome on the sign :-)
The best part of the tour (and all tours!) was
the gift shop and store..
there was every style of Tabasco sauce imaginable..
Just outside the factory is another
section of Avery Island, called the Jungle Gardens.
We did pay the $8 per person for this..
but wished we hadn't. This time of year
nothing is in bloom, and this is the only bird we saw..
..oh well..maybe we should have popped
for the swamp tour after all :-)
Back at Betty's...
tonight was a potluck!
There was a lot of good food,
and we made some new friends..
Betty is the best!
We'll be back!