This weekend marked the first voyage of a summer tradition, Ship Faced Sundays. Each Sunday in the summer my friends are invited to venture the waterways of Lake Maurepas. Located about 30 miles south of Baton Rouge, the lake is fed by three rivers and leads out to Lake Pontchartrain and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. We begin our trip on the Diversion Canal, onto the Amite River and out to the west side sand (mud) bar, continue across the Lake to the Ticfaw River. In each of these rivers we make stop at unique bars such as Canal Bank, Pier 13, Blind River Bar, Tin Lizzys, and the Prop Stop. It wouldn't be out of the norm to share a beer with one of the cast members of Swamp People (as I did last summer) or see alligators lurking in the lily pads. Some of the bars are built in the midst of massive cyprus trees and can only be accessed by water. The Prop Stop is so busy during peak season that if you don't arrive early you'll have to anchor in river and wait for a river taxi. The Prop Stop made famous the specialty drink of choice on the river known as, The Worm Bucket. The drink begins with a flavorful gummy worm, served over cubelet style ice (Sonic Ice as its called in the South) in styrofoam worm buckets made with a mixture of Sprite, Grenadine, Pineapple juice and Rum.