Adventure Caravans Southern Exposure 2017   Leave a comment

My favorite part of the whole museum was the Blue Angels. Bill and I are so lucky that we live near Annapolis, MD, and are able to see them fly for the Naval Academy graduation every year.

They are amazing.

While trying to catch up with the group, I came across a group of them who decided to “take a rest.” Don’t they look comfy?

Around the corner were some trying out the seat of a pilot.

Next stop was Patti’s Seafood to see their shipping center.

Below left is an “ocean” shrimp boat that has been docked for some refurbishing. It has a fuel tank of 27,000 gallons for its long journeys out.

Our tour was given by Joe Patti’s grandson, Carter Scrritt. What a “cutie.” So of course I had to get my picture with him.

The place is chaotic. When you arrive, GET YOUR NUMBER. Joe Patti himself calls out the numbers to be waited on while a policeman stands watching. I’m sure they must have some “disagreements” about who is next in line.

We took a “behind the scenes” tour of their center. The women and men are all hard at work. They all looked like they enjoyed their work.

The shrimp are usually flash frozen within 10 minutes after being caught, so the frozen shrimp that you buy is probably fresher than any “fresh” shrimp that you can purchase. I found out that shrimp can actually be frozen, thawed and refrozen 3 or 4 times over. We also got a lesson in how to cook them. Start them in cold water, bring them to a boil and as soon as it foams, it’s done!

You can find all kinds of fish and shellfish at Patti’s. Below is a box of cooked crayfish ready for shipping. We never realized how small they were.

Check out these lobsters!

Reminds me of all the lobsters we got on the Gaspe & Atlantic Province trip.


Posted March 1, 2017 by carolnbill in Travel

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