The International Petroleum Museum & Exposition the only place in the world where the general public can walk aboard an authentic Offshore Drilling Rig!
It was established for the purpose of educating the general public, and the next generation, on the significance of the offshore oil and gas industry and its affect on the local area, the state, the nation, and the world.
It is a tribute to the pioneering men and women of an industry that developed a culture based on initiative, perseverance, creativity, and hard work. It is a living reminder of the positive contributions, the technological advancements and the world-wide influence of an industry that began in this sleepy, fishing village community.
Through the efforts of the rig museum, everyone has the opportunity to experience the real oilfield. It tells the story from the view point of the participants; the hardships and heroism, the challenges and conquests, the problems and solutions. It is an accurate depiction of life in the offshore oil business.
Lunch at Achafalya at Idlewood Golf Club. Here you can enjoy Louisiana’s most unique golf experience, with championship design surrounded by the wildlife and incredible beauty found only in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin.
The Atchafalaya at Idlewild is as close as you can get to Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin while enjoying a spectacular round of golf. We didn’t play golf, but we did have lunch at their club.
Note to self, DO NOT sit close to Juanita or you will find her digging into your desert.
We had the afternoon off to prepare for the “Day of the Dead” Costume Party. Kibitzing started with shrimp cocktail, graveyard 7 layer taco dip, and mini crawfish pie.
We loved watching everyone as they arrived. What creativity!
Even Bartender Bill dressed up.
Deadly Good Catered Dinner by our favorite caterer, Virginia, who surprised us all by joining in the fun and dressing up.
What a dinner she prepared for us! Baked Salmon, Pork Chops, Grilled Asparagus, Twice Baked Potato. OF COURSE there was dessert too; Made-to-order "Day of the Dead" Cookies and VooDoo Brownies, not to forget our trick & treat candy.
Day of the Dead Halloween Party with Zydeco Music buy Grammy Award Winning Chubby Carrier & the Swamp Band.
What great foot stomping music! Even Toni got into the act.
No one stayed off the dance floor. Even our wonderful caterer, Virginia, grabbed a few guests and made it to the dance floor.
It was difficult to choose the winner of the costume contest because everyone did such a fantastic job.
The winner is ..... drumroll .....
Door Prizes galore! What fun!