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Mar 1, 2014 - Mardi Gras, Boudin and Jerky

Our day began with a trip to Don's for some boudin for lunch and too much of the super tasty jerky for whenever and it didn't clear the parking lot before consumption began. Then we headed for Lafayette for our first Mardi Gras parade. Since it was a children's parade in Louisiana, we shouldn't have been surprised when it started 90 minutes+ late. We ate our boudin while waiting and saw a small bakery that advertised King cake, so off to the King cake we went. It was delicious, but the slices were entirely too small so more is in our...

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No Snow For Us

Nov 14, 2013 - Leaving Alabama

Today we said so long to Greg and Judy and hit the road to head to Henderson Louisiana. The drive was very interesting, with having to cross the long bridge over Mobile Bay. Then the tunnel under it going into Mobile. A couple of the highlights we're again crossing the Mighty Mississippi River and then the long drive on the highway on stilts over the bayou. Unfortunately with all that water Jan was a little nervous (she was starting to get better by this time) so no pictures. We spent the night at a super nice campground called Cajun Palm...

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Al & Jan on the Road

Apr 10, 2013 - we are Swampees now!!!

A quick trip to nearby Lafayette this morning and a walk around downtown to see what it had to offer. The power of the church in Cajun country is evident with both the size and grandeur of both the churches and the huge Catholic schools near the city center. In almost any city or town we have been through the largest and most elaborate building is either a church, a courthouse or a bank and Lafayette did not disappoint. Theirs was a courthouse complete with fountain and statue in the park at the front of the building – QUILTY as...

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Apr 9, 2013 - won't see the ocean until we hit BC - boooo!!!

A little late heading out for our morning jog’s and both of us returned beat up by the wind and sun. It is hard to remember this is the coolest time of year for these folks as we are finding it quite warm and very humid. I can’t imagine what summer must be like with heat, humidity and insects so we are quite content to be winter Mississippians. We sadly had to leave today and we stayed on beach highways as long as possible but finally had to take the interstate into Louisiana. The roads instantly were bad with holes and bumps – Louisiana...

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Mar 24, 2013 - Heading back toward home

Well it finally came...the time to pack up and head back toward home. First we helped strip all of the oranges of the tree that had been just outside our dining room window all winter. They claim that if you want a crop of oranges next year you have to get all of the fruit off the tree once it starts setting blossoms. So, we helped the neighbor clean off the tree and we squeezed and brought home as much as would fit it the fridge. We left Mission about 8:30 Saturday morning with the days high predicted to be around 100. By the time we got...

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Raven Rambles

Mar 4, 2013 - Bad Hair Good Hair

Well today we decided to satisfy our daughters and get the haircut I truly did not need. While we were about it, Linda got one too. This took needed time away from our important missions of seeing the swamp and it's creatures and our culinary adventure. Linda spent most of the day arranging campsites through the end of the month. We don't normally schedule that far ahead, but two wonderful ladies are meeting us in Sedona in a couple of weeks for some Grand Canyon touring and we wanted to make sure we got there on time and had a place for...

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The Gypsy Whaylands

Feb 9, 2013 - rendezvous des Cajuns

We are in Eunice La. We started off today by traveling by car 10 miles north of Eunice to Mamou La. For a street Mardi Gras celebration with Cajun music and lots of bikers on Harley's . tattoos , leather and beer everywhere . Every town seems to have mardi gras parties . This is the heart of Cajun country. . Back to Eunice for a show called Rendezvous des Cajun .at a local theatre. Live radio broadcast of Cajun music and a visit by costume wearing characters that they call mardi gras (everyone wearing a mask and costume are called mardi...

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Jan 14, 2013 - Cajun Palms RV Resort, Henderson, LA (near Lafayette)

The morning of Jan 14th we left Hollywood Casino RV Resort and headed west on I-10 to Henderson, LA for a three night stay at Cajun Palms RV Resort. We only stopped here because we needed to do some grocery shopping and Kathy wanted to look for something at JC Penney. There was also a strong cold storm coming through with heavy rain and posiible snow so we thought it would be good to lay low and wait it out. We did get heavy wind and rain but no snow. It did snow a few miles north of us though. The route on I-10 took us from Mississippi...

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Nov 5, 2012 - Cajun Country Culture, Food, and Fun

We set up camp outside Breaux Bridge, LA for several days of fun and food in Cajun country. We really like Poche’s Fish Camp and RV park and will stay here again. The park has five large fishing ponds that used to be crawfish ponds, and there is a great blue heron, an American egret and several other, smaller birds who hang out all day. It has been fun to watch them during the days and also watch the wonderful sunsets each night! We also have enjoyed the chance to eat a lot of wonderful Cajun cuisine! Shrimp, crawfish, lots of kinds of...

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Oct 24, 2012 - Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tour - Beaux Bridge, LA 2012

We are currently at Betty's RV Park in Abbeville, LA. Miss Betty is well know throughout the RV community for being the most gracious hostess and offering the best social community in her little park. She only has 17 sites which are cozy. It is a destination park for the social camaraderie she brings to her table. Today we went on a swamp tour on Lake Martin which is a bird sanctuary run by the state of Louisiana. January through June is breeding season for over 200 species. A birders paradise. The lake is also home to turtles, 3 kind of...

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May 22, 2012 - LaFayette LA

De Nouvelle Orleans LA a Breaux Brisge LA (Lafayette) Distance parcourue 165 milles Je couche 3 soirs Campground: Poche's Fish and Camp a Breaux Bridge: Passport, tres economique, 5 lacs seulement 2 pull through situe a 15 minutes de laFayette La photo de Passport ne represente pas la beaute de ce camping. Je passe trois nuits Je visite la manufacture de Tabasco a Avery Island, tres interessant; le Acadian Interpretation National Park et le Village Acadien Vermillon sont des attrait touristiques a ne pas manquer; je visite aussi le petit...

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May 15, 2012 - Paragon Casinno

We arrived at Paragon campground . ( 05-14-12) Only 8.50 a nite. Excellent campground. Beautiful pool and sites. Gambled (black jack). I won 100.00 dollars! Yeah Clayton won 20.00 . So sad! Did laundry 5-15-12. Went to pool, shopping at Walmart for few items. They even perked us free buffet. They give you free10.00 match and play with guest sign up. Free drinks given which is usually not at Indian Casinnos. Going back to Casinno to win more money!

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