[thechat] Driving in America

matthew garrett matthew.garrett at snet.net
Thu Mar 1 16:51:10 CST 2001

In fact, in Louisiana you can (at least when I last lived there) buy
Daiquiris at drive-thru windows. And you could buy them in outlandish sizes.
My favorite was the 32 ounce Red Sin - vodka, ice, food coloring, and
who-knows-what blended up like an Icee.

They solved the "open container" problem in some Parishes (yes, they have
Parishes, not Counties - hello Napolean) by "sealing" them with tape. you
know, scotch tape, packing tape, whatever.

Sportsmans Paradise is all about the hunting (sober i hope) & fishing
(drinkings o'kay after 10am) & stuff.

Laissez le bon temps roulet!


> From: "Luther, Ron" <Ron.Luther at COMPAQ.com>
> Kev says 
> "This is another one of those weird English things, a lot of petrol stations
> are like mini supermarkets now, but you can't buy beer there."
> I was a little surprised ... but at the petrol stations in Louisiana ....
> you can buy groceries, smokes, chaws, beer, wine, whiskey, vodka, rum, and
> pretty much anything else you can drink!! ..... maybe that's why their State
> motto is "Sportsman's Paradise"?
> [Most of the other US States have State-licensed and/or State-run stores for
> selling the more potent spirits .... but not Louisiana! .... Yet another
> reason to be careful when driving over to 'NawLins! (....driving through
> Vidor is yet another reason - but we'll save everyone a hundred IQ points
> and not go there!)]

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