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Annual DC LCC Crawfish Boil

May 19, 2015 5:35 pm

May 16, 2015

Bayou Fête XII Washington DC

The largest crawfish boil east of Louisiana all started 12 years ago. Hosting a crawfish boil 1,500 miles from home is extremely expensive. In 2003, due to high costs and poor productions, LSU, ULM, UNO, and NSU, decided to pool our resources so we could host a better quality event for our members. By doing so, and contributing an annual membership start up fee, the big alumni chapters were able to supply the ticket numbers while hosting an event for far less money. Like wise, by joining resources with the larger chapters, the smaller chapters were able to create an official Washington, DC chapter while hosting a boil up here for their alums at a minimum cost. Interesting enough, we were in the red for the first DC LCC boil, barely consuming 300 lbs of crawfish, and unable to float two kegs. Fast forward through 12 highly successful years, along with the addition of Centenary, Tulane, LA Tech, McNeese, Grambling, Southeastern, Loyola, ULL, and Nicholls, we have proudly created the largest crawfish boil east of the Florida Parishes with over 10,000 lbs, 50 kegs of beer, tons of jambalaya, live Louisiana band, and much, much, more.

And thus we spent the day with friends and family eating crawfish and drinking beer while enjoying the Fort Hunt Park!

Getting ready to cook!

Getting ready to cook!

One steaming pot of crawfish!

One steaming pot of crawfish!

Beer & Crawfish

Beer & Crawfish

One table for crawfish & one table for Lagniappe!

One table for crawfish & one table for Lagniappe!

Crawfish Friends

Crawfish Friends

Ummm good!

Ummm good!

National Arboretum

May 8, 2015 9:25 pm

May 3, 2015

Washington DC

Experience the explosion of color when thousands of azaleas at the National Arboretum light up the forest with their subtle shades and colors.The Kurume azaleas were brought to North America from Japan.  The Glenn Dale Azalea Hillside is filling in after the azaleas were rejuvenated several years ago. This year, about 60% of the hillside is closed off to the public due to a family of bald eagles nesting there for the first time in over 60 years.

 

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Bald Eagle Nest

Bald Eagle in the Tree

Cherry Blossom Festival

9:09 pm

April 19, 2015

Washington DC

The cherry trees here in Washington DC were a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912.  Three thousand trees of several varieties were planted on the Northern Bank of the Tidal Basin and in Potomac Park.   From this gift comes the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a festival of color and the beginning of spring .

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