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Mar 1, 2011 - Breaux Bridge, LA (near Lafayette)

Left Galveston this morning via the FREE Bolivar Ferry through the Galveston ship channel, it was only a 20 minute ride. I wasn't nervous at all, in fact, it was pretty exciting! Then we traveled along the Bolivar Peninsula that borders the Gulf of Mexico - it was amazing to us how all the structures are built up on stilts(as much as 15-20 feet high) - for obvious reasons. We don't understand wanting to live in an area where you must prepare for "water dangers" ie hurricane surges, all the time - something we certainly couldn't do! Arrived...

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Jan 29, 2011 - On the move again

Left Galveston Island this morning via ferry. As we approached the dock we were told to hustle as the ferry was waiting for us. A short 15 minutes later we were on the Bolivar peninsula heading east to the mainland. Upon arrival in Louisiana we made a lunch stop at the L'Auberge du Lac casino and tried our luck there. After one hour we hadn't lost anything ( actually up a couple of bucks) and then had a quick lunch break in the motorhome. Afterwards it was off to Lafayette, where we are spending the night. It looks like I missed an...

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Our travels

Jan 1, 2011 - Into Louisiana

Saturday, the temperature has gone down a bit, but it is still very pleasant weather. This was to a longer drive day especially with not reaching Natchez the preceding day. We were trying to find a new state park in Louisiana that just opened in October. My god the roads are downright vicious in this state!!!!! But then we have made this observation before. Interstate 10 west of Baton Rouge is particularly bad. The concrete pavement has shifted for miles and produced a series of dips every 10 feet. After more than an hour we are both ready...

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Nov 18, 2010 - Last Days In Biloxi Then Into Louisiana

From Lafayette KOA Kampground– Scott, LA Well since last posting we have finished our stay in Biloxi and traveled West on I-10 to the Lafayette area of Louisiana. Before leaving Biloxi, we enjoyed a couple more outings that included the local scenes. The first being a community theatre production of a comedy stage play; “The Late Christopher Bean” on Sunday afternoon. This for us was something outside our usual agenda of things to do and see in an area, but we did enjoy ourselves and may have to look in this direction for future “things to...

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Home Sweet RV - 2010

Jul 7, 2010 - Rain, rain, rain

July 7, 2010 Yikes! It's so hard to keep track of our journey when you're on the journey. We are at Poche's Fish-n-Camp, Beaux Bridge LA, just outside of Lafayette LA. You'll see some pics of the the Toy Hauler and the fish pond. We did see some sights in San Antonio: Here's a brief update of my observations so far: - At the San Antonio Convention Center, they have Smart Toilets. I've attached a pic. It says to pull the handle up for #1, liquids and push the handle down for #2, solid wastes. The number system is alive and well...

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Apr 21, 2010 - Laissez le Bon temp rouler

We are meeting family and friends in Abbeville, LA to Laissez le Bon temp rouler (Let the good times roll) . The Interntional Musical Festival is held yearly in Lafayette where musicial groups from around the world preform and the folks here block the streets in town to party for a few days. The bigest draw is the hospitality of our sister-in-laws Deb's family. They know how to show the "out-of-towners" a good time. Geren and I arrived a few days earlier and visited Breaux Bridge, Bayou Teche and St. Martinville. St Martinville is the...

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Apr 11, 2010 - Day 11, Lafayette, Louisiana

Went over to Gail & Garry's this a.m. about 10:00. Maizy was there as she had had a sleepover @ Grandma Gails. Shortly after arriving there Garry Jr. & Nadine arrived as well. It was great to see them as it had been quite some time that we had seen them. Had a great visit with everyone for a few hours until we had to bid them farewell before we hit the trail again. Nadine was looking well & the twins will be arriving in the next few weeks or so (if not sooner). Wish you all the best Garry & Nadine & sister Maizy! Headed east to Louisiana &...

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Mar 30, 2010 - swamp tour

Yesterday we went on an awesome tour into the Cypress Island/Martin Lake swamp about half an hour from here. Our guide was a really fun guy named Bryan Chamagne who was born and raised on the Bayou Teche (Teche means snake). We spent 2 hours with him on a 24 ft flat bottomed crawfish skiff that somehow made it through water that was at times only a few inches deep. He told us about the native and non-native plants in the swamp and about the trees. Usually a swamp will dryout some in the winter, but Lake Martin swamp is separated from the...

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Mar 28, 2010 - Cajun Country

We have only been in Lafayette a few days, but it has been a pretty busy couple of days. Lafayette is the center of Cajun Country...this is where you come for true Cajun food and music. Last night we had fried Alligator and frog legs for dinner! I really liked the alligator, and frogs legs really are like eating chicken. One night before we leave we are going out to listen to some Cajun music...several of the restaurants here have music nightly. One of our first stops here was the Tabasco Factory on Avery Island. Avery Island (along with 4...

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Jan 18, 2010 - On to Louisiana

We have been without internet for a few days, so I have a little catching up to do. Our last day in Mississippi we went into New Orleans; pretty much just walked around the French Quarter, ate beignets at the Cafe du Monde, and went to the Presbytere Museum which is all about the Mardi Gras. It goes into the history, the costumes & masks, the parades and the balls. I found it interesting that it is all organized by "krewes" which are more or less clubs or groups that want their piece of the action as near as I can tell. Each one has their...

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Jan 17, 2010 - Beaux Bridge (Lafayette) tour de bayou

Avant de partir en direction de Lafayette, LA, je prend des arrangements pour un tour guidé avec http://www.delahoussayes.com/ . Le guide Marcus nous suggére de sortir à la sortie 115 de I-10 et de mager au Cajun Chicken Gumbo. À vrai dire, nous ne serions jamais arrêté à cet endroit s'il ne nous avais pas été recommandé. Imaginez un dépanneur avec un comptoir de commande et des tables de plywood avec une chaudière au centre pour les déchets. Nous y avons goûté un repas typiquement cajun; poulet frit, fèves, riz, pommes de terre et gros...

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Nov 11, 2009 - Catfish & Gumbo

A Cajun day in the heart of Acadia - Wednesday, November 11 All my life I’ve known that there were Acadians in Canada and Cajuns in Louisiana, but I never put 2 and 2 (or A and C) together and made the connection until last year. It never occurred to me that ‘Cajun’ was an English mangling of Acadian, and that the two were one and the same - or had been at one time. But in Nova Scotia last year we discovered the connection, and there we learned the first half of the story. We learned that the French had established outposts in what is now...

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