Sunday, August 12, 2012

2012 Vacation-Day #2

We got up this morning to head to Avery Island.  This is the ONLY place Tabasco sauce is made.....the peppers are grown in several places around the world but this is the only place it is actually made & bottled.


The tour of the bottling plant was interesting.


One of the things we learned was that the "pepper pickers" use a stick called a Le Petit Baton Rouge to determine if the peppers are ripe for picking.  If the peppers are red like the stick then they can be picked.


The family who owns the Tabasco plant also has an animal preserve.  We saw some alligators just swimming around.....Chan was not getting close!!


This bridge was cool!!


We sure are glad that MeMe & Pop come on vacation with us!!


The trees we have been seeing are amazing!!


We had no idea where we were staying on Day #2 but Daddy & Pop had a huge surprise.....we were staying at the Nottoway Plantation.  We took a tour of the plantation-it was really cool!!


The Plantation looks at the Mississippi River levee.  The kids stood on top.


Kerry said...

Wow! What a beautiful plantation! Looks like you are all having a wonderful time. Enjoy.

MeMe said...

The 2 driving days were great because of the wonderful stops the dads planned.