It rained all night- HARD- and we were worried about our second breakfast Saturday morning but it cleared off long enough for us to have a much smaller layout of food, including some muffins that Andy and JoAnna had picked up. No sooner than we finished up and the rains returned. We all returned home to get out of the rain and to prepare for a road trip to a rum distillery nearby.
We left about noon for the Bayou Rum distillery in Iowa (pronounced Eye O Way by the locals). The tour of the distillery was fine and educational. Like all wineries and distilleries, they make it look easy. Just dump in the ingredients, molasses and sugar cane, add some water, bring the mixture to a boil, let it cool and out comes several flavors of rum. The molasses, sugar cane and water is all locally produced, making this a true Louisiana product. They are very proud of this fact and have won several awards for Best in Class. They also make a Satsuma rum that is delicious. The distillery is only about a year and a half old but if you like rum and can find it locally, buy some and let me know how you like it.
It continued to rain all afternoon so we were forced to move the potluck dinner to a pavilion near the swimming pool at the office. Andy and JoAnna made a very good gumbo and the rest of us brought sides to go with this, and again the food was outstanding! It continued to rain and the weather was chilly, so we didn't hang around and came on back home. Even though the weather didn't cooperate, the rally went very well and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.
Sunday morning, several folks had to leave for home or their next destination. Eight trailer stayed and continued to have fun together. We went to the casino where some gambled and we all got together to eat a light lunch at one of the cafes in the casino. We hung out in the afternoon and four couples went back to Fausto's Restaurant for another great supper. A few of us went to Jim and Nancy's trailer for dessert after supper. We didn't need it, but it sure tasted good. We've had so much food this weekend that we may not eat anything else until Wednesday! And we've got another rally that starts Friday. We should be recovered by the weekend and I know we'll have fun.