Candlewood Suites Lafayette River Ranch
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It's been a fair while since I have posted. Albany Georgia was great. Rob has the greatest family! We stayed with his cousin Greg. What a kind and gracious man. He drove us around for two days. Showing us the sights. He also taught me how to cook on a green egg. Now I feel confident to go home and fire mine up. We may even have to upgrade to a larger one. Albany is a beautiful city with amazing home ...
... us as he has a tractor and this time we were able to get it out. Everyone still had to help push the van though so we are all covered in mud and drenched in rain water. Although this morning was a complete disaster everyone worked really well as a team and as a reward/something to cheer us up we went to Waffle House for breakfast/lunch. Then hit the road around 12:30 for a 6 hour drive to Lafayette, Louisiana. Everyone just crashed ...
Dang has crawfish for sale, it's inside a gas station and you can order it live or boiled. 3 lbs minimum and they are $2/lb live and $3/lb boiled. When I asked how much one person could eat, she said oh, about 3 lbs. 6 lbs later (figured the kids would prefer hotdogs) and we were set. SIX pounds is a LOT of crawfish to peel. Now we know.... Doggone tourists. But man was it good!!! The question becomes.... Will the Mosquitos quit biting us now that we are eating local ...
... village also had a restaurant, the cooking school, closed today, and a performance center for special occasions. We learned a lot.
Our next stop after a picnic lunch by the river was the Jean Lafitte Cultural Center which is part of the National Park Service. There was an excellent film about the Acadians and their troubles when they were persecuted and forcibly removed from Acadia (Nova Scotia) by ...
... stilts. We then headed north along L 27 which is the Creole Nature Trail All American Road. Saw lots of birds in the bayou, but no gators. Saw some warning signs for them though. The whole area was very cool. Hooked back up on I-10 and drove into Lake Charles. Angie saw signs for Isle of Capri casino, so we had to stop. Very beautiful, right on the water, the casino part is on a paddle ship. Only stayed about ...