Do you use Tabasco Sauce? Do you know just how many flavors of Tabasco there are? Did you know there are Tabasco Sauce cookbooks?
Before we get saucy, let me tell you --
My knee surgery went well. Three holes in my knee, a bunch of swelling and bruising afterward. The doctor told Suzy my ligaments were in good shape, but that my meniscus was more badly damaged than he had anticipated. In fact, it was torn and “flapping in the wind” so that there was damage to my patella! As a result, I will be a candidate “before too long” for a full knee replacement! Whoosh! He’ll give me a series of injections that will hold off that eventuality for a while. I’ll find out more after my follow-up visit next week.
With this surgery, and Suzy’s medical situation, we’re not traveling right now, and the summer remains a large question mark. So, to spice things up, we’re going to periodically show you some of our early adventures. Many of you weren’t with us then, so this will be new stuff for you.
In May of 2003, we spent time in Louisiana.
The spiciest part of that time was a visit to Avery Island, the home of Tabasco Sauce.
Their Visitor Center was in one a series of brick buildings on the island.
Of course, no factory tour would be complete without a visit to the gift shop, where everything Tabasco was on display for sale, from aprons to tiny bottles of the red stuff to toys to coffee mugs … you get the drift. The property is nicely laid out, and the factory / visitor center / store area is only a small part of what’s available.
Mr. McIlhenny was a lover of nature, a world traveler and a collector. His property includes a very large egret nesting center, Asian gardens complete with an authentic centuries-old Buddha statue, and the occasional alligator.
Next blog post we’ll show you some pictures of all of that, from the archives of … Our Life on Wheels.