Nov 08, 2006
I also played washers for the first time, which is the throwing of washers (little rings) into nearby holes. I also heard accents so thick that they make people from Lubbock sound like they speak the queen's English. What else? I went out to the piney woods and saw a pond with beavers and an alligator. It was a very Texasy few days. But East Texas is an entirely different world. Lindsey and I both grew up off of I-10, but we lived in very different places. Still, it was fun to meet her family and see her hood.
We made a couple of runs to East Texas while we were back. Lindsey's from Nederland and still has family around there, so we went to see some of them for a few days. We also went to a wedding in Houston and saw another side of her family. I went to my first crawfish boil, which entertained people a lot because it's not something you can mentally prepare yourself for prior to the event. Crawfish are ugly little land crustaceans that you boil alive with cajun seasonings and some corn on the cob. Then you suck their little bodies out of the shells in an frenzy of crunching and peeling and finger licking. It's pretty gross.