In short, I celebrated Deidra's Birthday, harassed the Swamp People and lost a cookie cake.
Let me recap...
So you may recall me posting about being a big fan of the Swamp People (click the link to watch a clip.) It's a show that comes on The History Channel. Well, my mom also happens to love the show as well.
Mom caught wind that Troy and Jacob Landry, alligator extraordinaire, would be in Montgomery at the 2011 Annual Buck Masters Expo. She sort of mentioned it one day while we were by the pool and the next thing I knew we were planning to head to Montgomery, AL to meet them sometime in August.
It's what movies portray Alabama to be. And I would say, yes Alabama is a lot of that, but Alabama is also pretty girls, good manners, kind gentlemen, football, family and God. Is that sterotypical too?
I digress. Saturday morning I tossed on my holiest jeans in an attempt to blend in with the crowd that was sure to be taking Montgomery by storm and we hit the road.
|I had the doors locked in this neighborhood.|
The Buck Masters was everything I thought it would be:
|Deidra and Aston and Mounted Deer|
|I think I'm testing a tree stand.|
|Ryan's cousin is having a baby girl... Baby gift perhaps?|
|Camo bathing suits = taking it too far.|
But I was there for one reason and one reason only. I wanted to know where they Swamp People were!!
I grabbed a man working one of the booths and demanded he point me in the right direction. And being the kind stranger that he was he walked us to the lobby and said, "See all those people, that's where the Swamp Folks are."
It was CRAZYTOWN!! I did NOT realize The Swamp People were so popular.
I'm no fool. I was NOT about to wait in that line. NO Way!! So we did what any normal people would do. We posed in front of the booth and snapped pictures. In between one person's turn to meet them and the next, we said hey to Troy and Jacob.
- Jacob is much cuter in real life. Deidra should have been on that.
- Troy is also much more attractive in real life. He has very muscular arms.
- Their thick Cajun accents are really that thick. Troy would say, "Choot dat camera, man!" and would get big laughs.
- They are obviously making bank due to a little show on the History Channel. (yet another reason Deidra should have tried a little harder to sweep Jacob off his feet)
- People are batshit crazy for waiting in line for 4-6 hours to meet to ordinary alligator hunters.
|Fmaily Affair. Please note Dad and Justin rocked camo head gear.|
On Sunday after lunch Ryan mentioned wanting something sweet... and it hit me. I ordered Deidra a cookie cake and hid it so that she wouldn't see it until Saturday on her birthday. For some reason I hid it in our office and never thought about it again. I texted Deidra a picture of it... and Ryan and I ate it up!! Yummmm!