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Pictures of The Week- First Week in March !!

APtravelnews-March 4th, Bob and Barb “On the Road Again”-Boynton, Beach, FL. at Moms house getting on my cabin fever mode! Can’t wait to get back to TN.

At the Neversink River in the Catskill Mountains! Nature draped all the edges!
Nature draped all the edges! In deference to spring!!!
My Buddy Lowe came by to till my garden area! A sure sign of spring to me!
My Buddy Lowe came by to till my garden area! A sure sign of spring to me! My garden is about a quarter acre, this year corn, snap peas, butternut squash, asparagus, garlic, maters, taters, green peps,  and whatever else I feel like putting on and in my very rich, delicious soil!!!!
Miss Kitty Likes This Solar Light, no wires, just the sun and voila, a long lasting light!
Miss Kitty Likes This Solar Light, no wires, just the sun and voila, a long lasting light!
Bicyclists can also enjoy the fly fishing trail through N.C. too!
Fly fishing, biking, trail walks and hikes around my land, “shroom” hunting,  squirrel stew from my neighbors, country auctions, cool air over my sinuses and brow, all this and now you know why I move to my farm starting in April!!! Florida is grand from Dec to April and then-not so grand for us!!
Nothing tastes better than a wild turkey! They prove that what they eat is how they taste. Wild eats fresh, real and wild. Store bought frozen eat grain-think about it!
Nothing tastes better than a wild turkey! They prove that what they eat is how they taste. Wild eats fresh, real and wild. Store bought frozen eat grain and steroids-think about it!
My first book lover! She wantged my Africa and Goldie the Goldfish book!
Got to go spring book signing again. My first book lover just showed up!
She wanted my Africa, Goldie the Goldfish book, and History of Fishing the Florida Keys books!
 Not a reindeer, but this was taken during a Christmas trip we made a few years back in KY.
Stuffed deer, live dog, and relaxing dame!! Barb waits for me to head to the dining room!!

From the Travel Insider, Louisiana Crawfish!

Virginia Beach and the Seafood is easy! And, very, very fresh and good! Crawfish are not seafood, they are freshwater crustaceans that freshwater predators such as bass love as well as people too!
Virginia Beach and the Seafood is easy! And, very, very fresh and good! Crawfish are not seafood, they are freshwater crustaceans that freshwater predators such as bass love as well as people too!

APtravelnews-February 22nd,– The following is from the Inside Traveler:  In Louisiana, crawfish is more than a local delicacy—it’s a dedicated food group. It is the centerpiece of springtime birthday parties, graduation celebrations and family gatherings and it is the culinary highlight for many visitors. To experience a crawfish boil is to experience everything that makes Louisiana a traveler’s delight: the authenticity of the culture, the joie de vivre, or joy of life, of the locals and the most delicious and exotic food to be found without crossing an ocean.

The history of crawfish intersects with Louisiana’s agriculture and religion, both integral parts of the state’s identity. Crawfish were first harvested from the deepwater of the Atchafalaya Basin and later became a farmed commodity when farmers turned their flooded rice fields into crawfish ponds to meet demand. The crustacean is the gastronomic anchor of the Lenten season during which Catholics abstain from meat on Fridays.

Crawfish season generally peaks in April but depending on weather, it can start as early as November and last through the following June. Restaurants across the state serve up the backyard boil experience. Crawfish is offered by the pound—three pounds is a good starting serving size—with the customary sides of corn on the cob, potatoes and maybe sausage or mushrooms which are boiled with the crawfish to soak up the flavor.

If you prefer your crawfish served with a side of music, check out the many crawfish festivals throughout the state—including the largest in Breaux Bridge, the Crawfish Capital of the World. To get the full bayou-to-table experience, take an airboat, kayak or canoe, or even go crawfishing yourself.

Louisiana is waiting to welcome you and pass a good time. Visit LouisianaTravel.com to plan your culinary adventure.

New Week, Flashback Images Bob In Africa

Some of the collected during Bob's sojourn in the Congo.
Some of the collected during Bob’s sojourn in the Congo.
Comgolese River lady stopped for a photo opportunity with a smile and a Conglolese Franc.
Congolese River lady stopped for a photo opportunity with a smile and a Franc.
Locals just outside of Stanleyville in the Congo!
Locals just outside of Stanleyville in the Congo! Bob on the left and Dr. Eugene Weiss on the right. Handed off Brownie camera with Agfa B&W film 1962.
Pygmy women and girls in the Ituri Rain Forest in the Congo. A few miles from where we first saw a very wild  gorilla. We stayed and broke "bread" (roast snake) with some members of a family group of Pygmies. I hunted with them too (see story in my book: "Africa on a Pin & a Prayer)."
Pygmy women and girls in the Ituri Rain Forest in the Congo. A few miles from where we first saw a very wild gorilla. We stayed and broke “bread” (roast snake) with some members of a family group of Pygmies. I hunted with them too (see story in my book: “Africa on a Pin & a Prayer).”
Going up, up, up towards the Ituri Rain Forest where Mountain Gorillas and Pygmies lived.
Going up, up, up towards the Ituri Rain Forest where Mountain Gorillas and Pygmies lived.
Monkey meat salesman standing on the road to barter!
Monkey meat salesman standing on the road to barter!