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Sunny day with warm temperatures in the 80s. We're off to learn more about Acadiana and the Acadians or Cajuns.
The Vermillion Village is a reconstructed Acadian village along the banks of the Vermillion River. Several old houses have been moved to this location to create a village. There were the usual artifacts from homes in the late 1700s when the Acadians came here. But the most interesting part were ...
... the altar from Easter Sunday.
Interesting note: We picked up the newsletter and Easter Worship at Home program. Both had two full pages of ads from businesses much like you would see in a play bill or athletic program. It’s an interesting cultural practice that we don’t see often—at least not in ...
... Boiling Point. This restaurant, out on the highway, served us boiled whole crawfish with fried onion rings. There was a flavorful dipping sauce with Tabasco and other spices. Again, it wasn’t hot is flavor at all. George showed us how to break the crawfish apart and get the tail meat out. We didn’t suck the fatty part out of the head, but I did taste it. It was OK. George told us that ...
... We joined them for more beers and for supper we went over to a local seafood restaurant because we wanted to try Crawfish (we had tried them in Ottawa and did not like them so wanted to see what they are like when fresh and cooked properly) well we loved them! When done right they are tasty and somewhat spicy.
Sunday we went to the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville which is where the Acadians landed ...
We had meant to spend the night at a National park but the drive was too long and the weather was yucky so we pulled into a Truck Stop before it got dark. Some truck stops are fantastic, they have full picnic areas, bathrooms, snack bars, and the best part is they have over night security. It was a quiet night after a lot of ...