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On the Road Again with Big Al Owens, the Big Rig Trucker

It's a Big Rig Epicurean Road Report on Crawfish House in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana; and a Sports Report from the Shoeless Joe Jackson House, in Greenville, SC. Big Al is on the Road again, driving for H & O, Campbellsville, KY. If you see one of the big white rigs on the highway, raise an index finger, it just could be Big Al, on his way to another new place to eat
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By Big Al Owens
The Big Rig Trucker and Roving Food Critic

Big Al has been touring extensively for the last few months. I took some time in the Louisiana bayou to sample some seafood gumbo. I must say that it was the best gumbo I have ever tasted.



Crawfish Town, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Crawfish Town will be a regular stop for me anytime I am in the swamps of Louisiana. It is the 1st exit after you get off the long bridge heading west on I-10 in Louisiana.

Shoeless Joe House, Greenville, SC

I also had the opportunity to get to go to Greenville, South Carolina and visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson house. Shoeless Joe was a baseball legend. He has the 4th best career average of all time. Sadly, Shoeless Joe is not in the baseball hall of fame.

Shoeless Joe was banned from baseball after the 1919 World Series along with 7 other players for the Chicago White Sox or the Black Sox as they became called for allegedly taking part in a fix to throw the World Series.

All in all, life has been good to me so far.

Grateful for opportunities great country and trucking provides

I am just grateful for the opportunities that this great country and trucking provide me with.

Please take the time to thank a veteran for what you have and the freedom that we all get to enjoy.

My Dad Ron Goetz served in the United States Air Force and was in Vietnam. I want to thank my Dad and all of the others that have served this great country. Big Al.


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Plaque to Shoeless Joe Jackson in his hometown, Greenville, SC



2014-11-12 - 356 Field St, Greenville, SC 29601 - Photo by Big Al Owens, Big Rig Trucker.
Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum
in Greenville, SC, has this plaque honoring a hometown hero, Shoeless Joe Jackson. He always maintained his innocence in the famous Black Sox Scandal, and says so in the quote on the plaque. - Big Al Owens

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Big Al Owens, the Big Rig Trucker, at Shoeless Joe House



2014-11-12 - 356 Field St, Greenville, SC 29601 - Photo by Innocent Bystander.
Big Al Owens, the Big Rig Trucker
at the Shoeless Joe House & Museum in Greenville, SC. It side stop to visit the home of a hero of his and of Shoeless Joe Jackson's hometown of Greenville, SC. If you go: Shoeless Joe Jackson House is "315 mi, 5 hours 20 mins" from the Historic Adair Ccounty Courthouse, 500 Public Square, according to (Google Map)

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Big Al's Big Ride: Pulling for H & O, Campbellsville, KY



2014-11-12 - H & O Terminal, 350 Industrial Dr, Campbellsville, KY 42718 - Photo by Big Al Owens, Big Rig Trucker.
Big Al's Current Big Rig
is one of these beauties. He's pulling out of Campbellsville, KY, for H & O. His job is not just a living, it affords him a way of life, a way to see the country, the way few can.

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Big Al Owens discovers Crawfish Town



2014-11-12 - Crawfish Town, 2815 Grand Point Hwy, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 - Photo by Big Al Owens, Big Rig Trucker.
Crawfish Town, Louisiana

Crawfish Town will be a regular stop for me anytime I am in the swamps of Louisiana. It is the 1st exit after you get off the long bridge heading west on I-10 in Louisiana. Breaux Bridge, in St. Martin Parish, LA, is the 'Crawfish Capital of the World.' (Website: Crawfish Town, USA) - Big Al Owens. If you go:

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Big Al Owens discovers Crawfish Town



2014-11-12 - Crawfish Town, 2815 Grand Point Hwy, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 - Photo by Innocent Bystander.
They all have their styles - Anthony, Andrew, Guy, David Chang, Sean Brock - all the great food writers. Big Al has his, making real world food experiences come alive. Sometimes his destination is a food destination like Crawfish Town, in Louisiana, sometimes more formal dining in Nashville, Louisville, and Campbellsville, KY. Where ever he goes, the natives find him even when he adopts tribal attire. Above, the boy from Vester & Chicago, enjoyed the best of Breax Bridge, LA. and gives it a Regular Stop for Me Rating. It always has two of basic food groups: Corona and Tabasco, and main entree? the Seafood Gumbo: "I must say that it was the best gumbo I have ever tasted." If you're headed there for lunch, leave early : It's 766 miles, 10 hour, 58 minutes from Downtown Vester, KY according to Google Map)

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