Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lafayette, La.

We arrived in Lafayette around 2:00 this afternoon.  That was 85 miles.  I hate these long driving days!
We drove around looking at the area and found this place.  We were told by some of the locals that it was a good place to eat.  Around 7:00 we headed that way.  This restaurant has been around for 30 or so years.
 This is the Seafood platter.  There is a piece of catfish, fried shrimp, stuffed shrimp, catfish jambalaya, fried oysters,stuffed crab and a frog leg.  I passed on the frog leg, gave the oysters to Doug land enjoyed the shrimp and catfish.  Just didn't have room for the crab or stuffed shrimp.
There was a cajun band playing.  I guess they were singing in cajun french because I couldn't understand a word they were saying.  There were 2 bus groups there tonight.  One group was from Iowa and the other was an international group from Australia, Malaysia and England.  They were fun to watch.
They were up dancing.  It was funny to watch them get in a circle and "dance".  I use that word loosely.  It was a combination of the twist, a line dance, and just standing there and shaking their hands and legs.  LOL They were having a good time though!  As they were getting back on the bus, one of them waved and said, "goodbye America"!  I hope they continue to have as much fun as they did tonight.
 The band playing was Jay Cormier and Cajun Born.
We really did enjoy watching them.  On the wall were some of the posters from the Crawfish Festival they have every year.  It is the first weekend in May.
We are headed into New Iberia tomorrow.  We will see what all we can find in this area.