Howard Johnson Express Lake Charles
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... a second, smaller, alligator who was chilling on the bank. So fun! Randy was very happy, and felt the trip (and his own worth as our host) had been redeemed by seeing those creatures, and the wonderful experience we had with the shrimp fisherman. (Poor guy, he mentioned a few times that he puts lots of pressure on himself about stuff like that—about being a “good” host, though we tell him that he’s just perfect!)
... new steps more quickly. I even danced this complicated line dance—the trickiest I’ve ever done. And Gabi did really awesome for his first time dancing zydeco! We also danced his first waltz, which he took in stride, too (ok, bad pun). We happily danced every song until the night ended at around midnight. We took a selfie with Randy’s 75 year old friend—his first ever selfie, he said!
... 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. ...
... bearing down from all sides is very intimidating. If I leave space for comfort, cars invariably cut through the group. the group passed the location I stopped at so I ended up behind them. after Houston, I took a detour by Winnie based on a recommendation from someone at a gas station and a review of the maps.