This is what we are seeing right now--a long line of vehicles going into a massive parking area for the country's largest oyster roast. This year we decided to come early, presumably to beat the crowd. Everyone else had the same idea.
But it is a sunny day without a cloud in the sky. It is chilly--perfect weather for a roast. The restaurant association will be serving other food as well. The oyster shucking and eating contests are something to behold. I'll post more photos from the afternoon's festivities later.
I am feeling much better today. Yesterday I definitely took it easy. I may not eat my usual share of the delectable mollusks, but I will give it a try. One of our sayings down here is "Eat fish live longer, eat oysters love longer."
Deserved or not, the humble oyster has maintained a timeless mystique when it comes to passion. The oysters own love life is an interesting one, reproducing during the summer months and changing sex every time they do so. Weird, huh?
Romance aside, oysters are a pretty healthy option-- they're a valuable source of minerals, such as zinc, calcium and copper, and are also rich in iodine and low in cholesterol. So love longer, live longer and look younger.
I am ready to give that a try.