Evangeline Downs Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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... with a huge slice of southern history go there. The accommodation is fabulous. However if you don't believe Obama is a dimwit and Hilary Clinton had some ex lover murdered, then the politics of the hosts may be a trifle hard to take. When they start talking about the American Civil War as the war of Northern Aggression then you really know this is the South. People still seem to be occupying an extraordinary mythical view of their past and endlessly avoid some ...
... runs a Cajun band in the Big Apple 6 months a year before returning to Lafayette to top up the batteries in winter. She reliably informed us there were at least three Grammy winners sitting in tonight. The whole thing was intoxicatingly good. I approached Johnny, her friend, who was a retired electrical engineer , come stand up bass player , and said, awe struck. "So this is your regular Wednesday night?" He replied ," Yup, hanging out ...
Woke this morning to find our efforts were wasted and I'd been eaten by Mosquitos - not happy! We then loaded to the van and set off across Texas. I get the front seat on this journey woo! Me Clara and Mel decided to play the alphabet game which killed an hour before we arrived at Buc-ee's a humongous garage. Everything really is bigger in Texas! We then carried on passing horrible crash on the highway and on through Houston. We stopped just ...
... is slim pickins'. Personally, I see why they think this bird was not a Pileated Woodpecker, but I don't think there's enough there to proclaim the return of a bird extinct for more than 6 decades.
We can always hope, though! I kept my eyes peeled for an Ivory Billed Woodpecker, but no dice. I'm sure if it hadn't been raining so hard....
This was the one place where rain spoiled our plans on this ...
... very creative with money hanging out of the pockets, holding ice cream, flowers, stethoscope, etc.
The city sign boasted the 'city if murals'. So we drove around and viewed some of them and people waved to you from their front porches. We also stopped to visit an old cemetary.
We ate at Frog City, a one stop shop with cajun food, casino, gift shop and gas. There were 12 women sitting off to the side who come there every Tuesday ...