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Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy Hours and Festivals

Bonjour a tous, French for Hi all,
So we continue to immerse in this wonderful Cajun lifestyle. It is festival time here, I think they have a festival for anything you can think of.  We had big plans on hitting three of them this weekend, plans that were changed by Mother Nature but we made the best of it.
 Friday we had planned to do a brewery tour and  lunch at the Etoufee Festival in Arnaudville. We found out just before leaving that they only do tours on Saturday and the festival would not start til 5.
 Oh well we would still do a tasting and have lunch somewhere. Eight of us made the drive and along the way decided on The Little Big Cup for lunch. We did have a bit of a order snafu but the manager stepped in and free desserts later and many apologies we were all smiles.
 Next up was the Bayou Teche Brewery. We enjoyed a few samples in a friendly atmosphere. While there a storm rolled in and forced us to wait it out (darn). It was quite the timing as the storm had produced good sized hail and wind gust that dumped two semis on there sides on the nearby freeway. We closed out the evening at Betty's famous happy hour meeting a new group that had pulled in during the day.
 Saturday everyone got up and at 6 am we headed to Breaux Bridge for the CafĂ© Dez Amiz Zydeco breakfast. A real experience you need to be there good and early if you want to get a the first seating. Quite the place and site to see the dance floor jammed at 8 in the morning.

Tom, Linda, Nanc, Jim, Merlene, Dan, & Wendy
 Kinda neat when they ask where we are from and we say Washington, California, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
 Plan next was to hit a big International Festival in Lafayette but rain again caused us to change plans. We then hit the local jam session which was still a lot of fun.
Jim, Nanc, Merlene, and Dan
 Sunday-- (no time to sit around idle here) we headed off to Church Point for Cajun Woodstock. A newer festival that supports St Judes. We met up with Tim and Renee again.

Tim and Renee with daughter and granddaughter
 The festival was a bit of a letdown to us as the band that had the prime afternoon slot was a rock and roll. Not a bad band but just not the music we wanted to hear while in Louisiana. We left and headed back to happy hour-oh darn again.)
 Thought I would include a nice note we got from friends we had met in Arizona. Thanks Glenna!
Hi you two,
It seems to me that you’re having toooo much fun down there in the south!  Came to this conclusion after just reading your last two blogs.  Fine, friendly, fun people are always found where there’s RVing.  So glad  you’re enjoying and storing up memories.  Ten – twenty years down the road you’ll be able to re-visit all the fun places from your Rocking Chairs!   Winking smile 

1 comment:

  1. I hope we can get to Betty's again at some point. We only spent a few nights there the first time, it's just not enough! We both really enjoyed the Cajun lifestyle.