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Travel Blogs from Opelousas
Finally we found someplace to stop!
We drove down to the road to get into this Walmart, well, every entrance had a yellow height barriers blocking the entrance - but we could see 3 motorhomes in the parking lot. We went around to the back entrance and were able to drive right in. We got ...
... at a roadside stand called Hebert's for some boudin and some cracklings. Boudin is a Cajun sausage. Cracklin's are fried pig stomach. We didn't like either, but we can say we tried them.
Picked up some Subway and returned to the hotel to watch the game. What a slaughter. Tomorrow on our way to New Orleans. It's still raining.
Woke up and hit the road at 10 a.m. It was very cold and overcast. 47 ...
Left San Antonio after breakfast at about 10 a.m. Went by the church to leave the candle, but it was locked up. Will look for another one. Got on the freeway, and only got lost twice trying to find I-10 east! The trip to Houston was quite pretty. Farmland and ranches. Saw a lot of billboards saying to stop at Buc-ee's. We had to check it out. It was like a roadside rest area, gas station, snack and souvenir ...
... the Teche" plantation. We were the first ones there so had a "personal" tour from the tour guide. Drizzling but we took some great pics outside. Walked dogs, took the tour, went into the gift shop, watched the short movie, then walked to the dogs. Then headed to Oak Alley Plantation on the way to our next La Quinta stay in Boutte. Drove through Pierre Part, LA where Troy Landry from "Swamp People" ...
... Any major university along our path warrants a campus drive-through. We love to find the stadium or arena. We love to tour the grounds. It's fun to drive by the fraternity/sorority houses, the dorms and the library. Remember, our first date was a University of Michigan football game - obsession over universities was doomed from the beginning.
Baton Rouge ("Red Stick")
Baton Rouge was ...
Other places to stay in Opelousas
5696 I-49 North Service Road, Opelousas | 3 star hotelfrom $116
5454 I-49 North Service Road, Opelousas | 2 star hotelfrom $103
4165 I-49 S. Service Road, Opelousas | 2 star hotelfrom $104
5761 I-49 Service Rd., Opelousas | 1 star hotelfrom $66
5791 I-49 Service Road South, Opelousas | 1 star hotelfrom $58
2235 Creswell Lane Ext Lot B, Opelousas | 3 star hotelfrom $125