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Travel Blogs from Opelousas
7.35 Bev and I are up, keen to revisit yesterday's breakfast place, The French Press. As she busies herself packing I sat on the bed and remarked that all this constant packing could be a bit of a ball ache. Laughing like a hyena, she rightly observed that I was usually on my **** during any activity looking remotely like packing. In my defense, whenever I do try and touch clothes she shoos me away like a farmer shifting chickens and tells me to stop rooting. We ...
9.40 The Great American breakfast continues to amaze, today we visited The French Press. My initial impressions of Lafayette as being a dump are sooo wrong. This large, ex printing press had a menu that made swift choice impossible and each of us ate like kings; Bev had Eggs Benedict and cheddar grits, I went for the Arcadian breakfast , Steve went for Cajun Benedict which involved Gumbo. All truly yummy .The waiter guessed I may have been ...
Woke this morning to find our efforts were wasted and I'd been eaten by Mosquitos - not happy! We then loaded to the van and set off across Texas. I get the front seat on this journey woo! Me Clara and Mel decided to play the alphabet game which killed an hour before we arrived at Buc-ee's a humongous garage. Everything really is bigger in Texas! We then carried on passing horrible crash on the highway and on through Houston. We stopped just ...
... culture, however, was very much the same, and the singing and dancing, religious and marriage customs persisted--and persist to today. We arrived at the visitor's center just in time to see the end of a concert of traditional Acadian music. Both the musicians and the audience members appeared to be local people, and much of the audience danced while the musicians played the accordian, banjo, triangle, and ...
... I go in and they did have scoops and low and behold in a case toward the end is Whitehouse ice cream. Go figure! We had gotten her a cone and a cup in case it dripped which it did.
So we get off the highway in Rayne, LA to get ice cream after seeing a sign on the side of the road. We discovered much more.
The town is known for bullfrogs the size of your thigh. They had concrete frogs in front of most of the businesses around ...
Other places to stay in Opelousas
5696 I-49 North Service Road, Opelousas | 3 star hotelfrom $121
5454 I-49 North Service Road, Opelousas | 2 star hotelfrom $102
4165 I-49 S. Service Road, Opelousas | 2 star hotelfrom $67
5761 I-49 Service Rd., Opelousas | 1 star hotelfrom $67
5791 I-49 Service Road South, Opelousas | 1 star hotelfrom $58
2235 Creswell Lane Ext Lot B, Opelousas | 3 star hotelfrom $132