Monday, April 27, 2009

If You Can't Beat'em, Eat'em

When I was in New Orleans, I had some time to hang out with Claire's family...more specifically, I got to spend a lot of time with Claire's Pam and their mom. We had such a great time! I love hanging out with her family and the time I spent with them on this trip was no different.


We started with a great day going downtown. We ate lunch at Mother's (it was good, but WAY overpriced!)











We toured around the city, tried a pineapple mojito (really good) and then went to the Insectarium. Now, I am not a fan of bugs. Really don't like them much. Spiders in particular are, well, difficult for me. But I pushed through, learning all about the creepy crawly things that populate the world.


To add a topper to this afternoon, we had the opportunity to enact a little revenge on the insects. It was time to eat them.











The Insectarium provided a place for us to taste a number of different kinds and flavors. We actually enjoyed it and I even bought some bugs to take home for Claire to sample.

10 comments:

for a different kind of girl said...

I've found a couple giant spiders in my house this weekend. If you want, I could scoop out their carcasses and send them off to you! I hate bugs, but I don't think I'd be up to exacting my revenge upon them in such a way!

WILLIAM said...

Hanging out with your in-laws AND eating bugs?

I mean c'mon I can understand the eating the bugs part....

MaBunny said...

yuck. were they smothered in chocolate or peanut butter at least? Thats probably the only way you'd get me to try them... unless they were slimy...

Katelin said...

umm i don't think anyone could pay me to eat insects. uck.

The Charming Hedonist said...

I can't say I've ever intentionally eaten bugs. And really, spiders? Have you read my blog?!

JP said...

Clearly you and I have different definitions of visiting the in laws. Me no eatie buggies...

Leigh Ann said...

DIS.
GUS.
TING.


I unflinchingly refuse the Insectarium.

Super Mega Dad said...

Dude! Seriously?!

I'm adding this place to my new book "1001 Places to NOT go to before you die".

leigh ann again said...

seriously that is gross so gross in fact that im not using punctuation and thats really hard for me to do but its my way of handling things like smashed maggots being made into food i cant believe you traded american currency for that you could have gotten a pizza or something man good heavens thats sick

Sarah said...

Bogart - I'm the youngest P is the middle child!