Super 8 Lafayette
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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. ...
... was used mostly in cooking for flavor. The crawfish was a great new experience.
3. The Konriko Rice Co. We went to the store front in New Iberia to a company that processes and sells rice to distributors. One of their specialties is Pecan Rice. It doesn’t have pecans in it, but it smells like pecans when it’s cooking. We had a cup of the rice to try and yes, it smelled a ...
... expelled by the English from the Maritimes. Angele has direct ties to them as there is a large contingent of Richards and Daigles which is her linage, It was interesting to see that there were no Thebeaus that imigrated here. Very moving learning what they went through. After we spent a while in a Cajun/Zydeco bar on the water and enjoyed the band and the Cajun dance moves.
Till next time. eye eeeeee!
... relics) have stayed. It's open and airy and oozes old times yet with an air of modern times with its awesome steel and concrete cocktail bar at the back. I'm instantly drawn in.
So what to eat? Local eats please! (we loved it here so much that we actually had breakfast here both days - that's why there is so much food reviewed!)
The menu is not extensive, however it's mouth watering. An appetiser breakfast menu is also on offer too. Locals ...