Oaks Motel of Opelousas
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... a lot of people here and planning for more.
We stopped for gas before leaving Texas and the highlight of the day could be considered the price of gas. We paid $1.99/gal. I never thought I would see that again anytime soon. It kind of eases the sting of the prices in Canada which were over $5/gal and in California, where they were pushing $4/gal.
We landed in Lafayette with time to spare, so we decided we ...
... in a manner not intended. The State is working on rewording it to close down this obvious threat to 'merican family values.
Curiously enough there was a Daq To Go shack right outside my hotel in New Orleans that I frequented while staying there.
I had a long awesome FaceTime date with the Loverly Lady Eryn, did a little blogging and went to sleep, dreaming of The Big Easy!
Marlin, TX to Eunice, LA
Lafayette Louisiana is about 2 hrs away from New Orleans, and known for its Cajun food (versus Creole in Nola). We went on an amazing food tour by local Miss Marie, who taught us that Cajun is actually an American *******ization of "Acadian," the name for a group of French settlers in Canada in the 17th century, many of whose relatives eventually ended up in Louisiana.
... Sorry Nashville, even though you have a great restaurant scene, you are too darn HOT and MUGGY! July 3rd. We left Destin along hwy 10 to Fairhope Alabama. I had heard of its quaintness. Beautiful city with flowers everywhere and great shopping. Unfortunately we could only spend an hour there. Again too hot and muggy, like Nashville. Long driving day. Had to switch campgrounds. Original one was just too ...
... This place is a shack, small stage, big ole dance floor and bar sort of built on, proper old porch on the front with rockers.The quality of the music was exhilarating. 5 or so fiddles sawing away , guitars, triangles, and most wonderfully of all, accordion players. We were talking to a couple of hugely personable Yanks; initially they assumed we were Aussies, who turned out to be players. Susie, a fiddler , has played Cajun for 20 ...