La Quinta Inn Lafayette North
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"Bienvenue én Louisiane".
I reached Lafayette after a while.
It's a quaint little town with a very heavy Acadian/French/Cajun influence. Most of the sign boards around downtown are in French only. At one point, the GPS was shouting "Turn left on Jefferson Road West" and I was staring at a sign that said "Rue Jefferson Ouest" all confused.
It is not a ...
... so far that you don't care if the story is true or not. They usually are, give or take a few details. Each photograph opened up a world of memories, and the repeating question, "Mais, you know who that is?" with an explanation to follow.
My mom and I spent the afternoon with Janelle and Ronnie. I refer to these lovely folks as my aunt and uncle, but Janelle and I are actually second cousins. Because ...
... memories upon my heart. I settled in for the flight, letting the discretely witnessed sentences wash over me, knowing that reaching my family meant floating in a sea of all that feels right. For a little while anyway. Until my uncle wants to talk about "the Mexicalies" and religion, and I remember what else going home to the South means.
I have landed. I have returned to my first home, the Bayous of Louisiana. I am ready to remember what makes me, me.
*** To place this in context and view the timeline, begin by clicking on 'About This Blog' *** Saturday, 27 October 2012 Leaving Lafayette it was colder than I expected in this part of the country, and the wind was extremely harsh. Perhaps this was the outside affect of hurricane Sandy that was heading up the Atlantic coast. In any case, it was quite uncomfortable. The plan was to ride the Interstate for a little while, ...
... with clouds). The sky cleared, it was approximately 25 degrees C and tour was fantastic. Upon returning to the hotel, after asking about the tour, the girl at the front desk suggested I ride downtown and listen to some Zydeco music. Lafayette had a Friday night music in the park program, and this would give me an opportunity to see some local activities. I thanked her, then asked what is Zydeco music - it is local Creole influenced music (and me without my ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed