Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lake Charles South
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Wednesday feb 18 the weather was warmer. We packed up and headed to Oak Alley Plantation (1200 acres) about an hour west of New Orleans. We arrived around 10:30. We did a guided tour of the home first then explored some of the grounds and perused the outbuildings that would have been slave quarters. Then we had lunch at the restaurant there before heading on our way. We drive as far as Vinton LA and arrive there around 6:00pm. Had homemade chili for ...
... lots of biting insects.
The mosquitos and deer flies were going crazy attacking Gabi. He got several bloody bites on his legs, and pretty soon the enjoyment of nature was overtaken by the discomfort of him having to swat at himself constantly with his hat. It finally got to the point where he said, let’s get the hell out of here, and we started walking back and Gabi sped back, not even wanting to stop for a photo. I ...
... 8212;it’s still recovering from my soccer injury two weeks ago. However, hearing the music got me really excited and I insisted that we start dancing right away. (And I never noticed any discomfort while dancing! Must be the joy drowning out the pain.)
We danced every song until the band took a break, and then decided to wander around the gambling areas, since it was our first time being ...
... corn flour!!!
We ate fried ALLIGATOR (surprisingly yummy!), FROG LEGS (too fishy for me), fried catfish (delish!), and grilled fish (delish!), in addition to excellent french fries, super-buttery broccoli, and a little green salad.
Randy talked to the owner, who he knows, and got him to let us go around and check out the back of the restaurant. We met a couple of the chefs, stepped inside the big seafood ...
... 5 over the speed limit, and it was busy and fast. There are a number of other highways and toll roads that come in and out. They paint the numbers on the lanes and a good thing because my head was on a swivel all afternoon. The truckers didn't slow down for a second. If this was a race, then I was 14 the from the bottom, because that's all I passed and not until the end. The other 10000 cars and trucks passed my by and left me in the dust. ...