Last weekend we stayed at the Abita Springs RV Park. (In case you didn't know, Abita Springs is also the home of Abita Beer.) GB and GB had the RV parked there and we stayed in the cabin next door. The "cabin" was really just a trailer with wooded siding on it, but it served its purpose and the campsite was quite pretty.
Soon after we arrived we went to our first event planned as part of the Frederick Family Reunion. Paul (Grandma Betty's brother) and his wife Belle hosted a gathering at their house with LOTS of great food. We caught up with aunts, uncles, cousins, and the like. (Not to mention my father and siblings - I hadn't seen them in a while either!)
Sunday we went to Mass in Abita before heading back to Paul's for a Grillades, Grits & Bisquits Brunch. Yum! From there we went off to the Tchfuncte Queen. It is a rather large wooden boat that the family took out on the river for the day. There was lots of food and drink so a good time was had by all. As we got to Lake Pontchartrain we stopped for a swim. The brave jumped from the top deck and the rest of us watched safely from the boat.
On Monday we stopped at the Boss Frederick Tree. It is a member of the Live Oak Society. The tree was named for my great-great (maybe one more great in there) grandfather, Emile "Boss" Frederick. The road actually goes around the tree. My father reminisced about the time he spent as a kid in the Frederick house.
From there we went out to David Jone's house for the second family reunion of the weekend. We had to leave the David Family Reunion a little early to catch our flight, but we had the best burgers we've had a while there!
All in all it was a fantastic weekend. We are already talking about plans for the next get together!