Holiday Inn Opelousas
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Left home at 5:20am and drove for 2 1/2 hrs to Lake City.. Got a replacement tag.. Then spent the rest of the day driving.. We covered 767 miles... Off to Dallas tomorrow, another early start
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 ...
... the kitchen to eat. (This is the first visitor's center I've ever seen with a kitchen; this festival is obviously a regular event.)
It's a little sad to see the remnant of the long tradition; clearly Eunice is one of those towns which is dying off as the young people all leave, so that the only people left to carry on the cultural practices are the aging ones.
A highlight of the day was dinner in the ...
... Keno from 5 - 9; truckers stop for there regular bowl of gumbo and people were friendly. The chicken sausage gumbo was tasty and Darren had a platter of seafood and then some. Grilled catfish, softshell crab, oysters, frog legs, shrimp, baked potato and seafood etouffe.
We topped the evening off toasting Mom with Whitehouse ice cream. Vanilla and marchino cherries - it was good! Thanks Mom!!!
Off to Texas on the hotel search from ...
What was intended to be an early start became my usual hour late start. The 10 hour drive to Lafayette, LA was uneventfull until I stopped at the Mississippi welcome station. It turns out that Elvis was also on the road and I was able to get a selfie with him. He is either much taller than I thought or I am much shorter. This ...
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