Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The rest of the story ......Betty's Web

Next stop was Betty's RV in Abbeville, LA We had read post by Paul and Marsha about Betty's RV Park , so we made a stop. It is not like we had anything else to do. Besides we wanted to see the Tabasco factory on Avery Island.

Betty was the sweetest lady you could meet, she has about 10 spaces around her home and everyone becomes part of her family. We were welcomed right away by Betty, George and CeCe , who had just arrived for the winter, and Marvin. Happy Hour was at 4:30 on Betty's patio and she always had snacks ready for everyone. The first night there we went with everyone to dinner and Betty educated us about crawfish and alligator and where to get the best dishes in town.

The next day we went to Avery Island, La where the Tabasco factory sits. The smell of Tabasco sauce greets you to the island where it has been made for nearly 200 yrs. by the McIhenny families and still owned and operated by the family. Did you know that the peppers are ground and put in oak barrels (just like Jack Daniels) and aged for 2-3 yrs in a warehouse?

1 comment:

  1. I think they should use the Jack Daniels barrels (which are only used once) and let some of that Jack into the tabasco. Now doesn't that sound good?