La Quinta Inn & Suites Lafayette Oil Center
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Sunny day with warm temperatures in the 80s. We're off to learn more about Acadiana and the Acadians or Cajuns.
The Vermillion Village is a reconstructed Acadian village along the banks of the Vermillion River. Several old houses have been moved to this location to create a village. There were the usual artifacts from homes in the late 1700s when the Acadians came here. But the most interesting part were ...
We went out to dinner at Randol’s. They have Cajun food and live music. Jim had Fried Boudin Balls and an entrée of Crawfish étouffée, Fried Crawfish and Crawfish Au Gratin with rice and French fries. Barbara had Seafood Gumbo and an entrée of Crawfish étouffée, Fried Crawfish with rice and French fries. ...
... from northern Louisiana, a couple from Germany, and us.
Interesting note: The couple from Germany are living in El Paso, TX for 3 years. He is in the German military and came to El Paso to learn about. patriot missiles for a year. He is now staying 2 more years as an instructor. We assume training other Germans who come to learn about the
1. Before we left ...
... We joined them for more beers and for supper we went over to a local seafood restaurant because we wanted to try Crawfish (we had tried them in Ottawa and did not like them so wanted to see what they are like when fresh and cooked properly) well we loved them! When done right they are tasty and somewhat spicy.
Sunday we went to the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville which is where the Acadians landed ...
... them and put them together before placing them in the "jungle".
This time, the Park is all done so we ventured out to take a few photos. I like the High Voltage sign....nice touch.