Thursday, January 31, 2013

Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou.

The Mom was perusing Google maps this morning (that women really needs to get a life!) and noticed we have a bayou near us. Next thing we hear is this weird wailing sound (Mom singing)

"Goodbye Joe me gotta go me oh my oh
Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
My Yvonne the sweetest one me oh my oh
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and file gumbo
Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar fill fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou"

 After we shook our heads to clear the pain from our ears we did manage to hear the next thing loud and clear "Come-on boys - lets go for a car ride down to the bayou" We didn't need any further encouragement - we were in the car before she barely had the door open. After about 20 minutes we finally arrived and well - what can we say - there was a sign, a parking lot and that was it - barely enough space to do any good sniffing in - and believe us - we tried!  Pretty much what you expect a bayou or swamp to look like.  Mom was surprised though to see the water was actually flowing 'somewhere' and not just sitting still. Oh, did you notice that sign - why anyone would want to go hunting or wading through that 'muck' would be beyond our comprehension :)

If you don't want the song running through your head for the rest of the day - DON'T sing the words or they will - like Mom - lodge them the frontal lobes for a few hours - sorry about that - we bad!!!!!!!!!!


  1. It's already in my head alright LOL. And what on earth does "pole the pirogue" mean?!

  2. the prigoue is a small boat that you use to push along the water with a pole - like the gondolas in Venice only not as nice :) I had to look it up too !!!!!

  3. Too bad there wasn't a nice trail to walk!

  4. did you see 18 feet longs snakes or alligators cos we would have made good snackies for them.....i bet it was a real fun trip...the picture of you guys is sure pretty!
    stella rose and mags

  5. At least it's probably too early for mozzies. We probably would have slopped through it!

    Maybe your mum can find some drier spots on Google maps.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. That song put me in mind of the movie Radio Flyer. That's where I first heard the words Big Fun on the Bayou. And you furries are looking good!

  7. I used to live in Louisiana, and when I think of bayous, i think of bird sized mosquitos! Hopefully you didnt have to fend off any ofg those viscous creatures.

    Fun to go on an unexpected adventure!

  8. Hmmm...the bayou looks a bit messy. My wheels might get stuck. Hope that you guys had fun. Nice day.

  9. Your so funny, and so right. that song is sitting in our heads and it wont' go away.

    To tell you the truth, and you know I love water, water of any kind, but that looks icky even to me.


  10. Ha ha we skipped the words for that very reason. Well found mum. Pawsome choice of names for the train town. We just had a look. We did not put ours down as we did not want to be greedy but well done. Great project. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  11. Our mom would never let us play in that muck. ewwwwwwwwwwww

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. You guys have the most interesting adventures!

  13. Mommy listened to the song twice -- and attempted to sing along! Guess Mommy can't sing country music! It was fun trying though! Thanks for posting.

  14. When our mom sings the coyotes howl
    Benny & Lily


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