Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Layfayette, Louisiana Sight Seeing

Since we only have 1 ½ days in the Lafayette, Louisiana area,we feel like we need to make use of every second we have here. 

We pulled into our campground at about 1pm.  We had no real travel issues except for drizzling rain most of the trip.  We had delayed our trip a day because of a winter weather advisory with threatening sleet, ice and rain.  In the end we were glad we delayed our travel by one day, however, this means we only have limited time to see everything we want to see in this area. 

We are staying at Maxie's Campground in Broussard, LA.  It is a Passport America campground, so we are able to save the normal 50% off.  We do not plan on being in the 5th wheel much, so we are flexible about the campground.  The reviews said noise is an issue because the campground sits right off the highway. The reviews were right!  I feel like we are parked in the middle of the highway.  It is an older campground, so the sites are very small.  We remind ourselves that we really only plan to sleep here, not hang out. We were meant by the owner of the campground, Jason.  It is obvious that he really cares about the campground.  He was very intent to make sure all of our needs are meant—he suggests places to eat and things to do in the area.

After setting up the 5th wheel, we head out to see as much as we can see before the days’ end. We visited museums with information and exhibits about the history of the Cajun people and their culture.  Since we knew nothing about the history, it was very interesting. 

We are realizing how much we love seeing beautiful churches around the country.  We drove by Cathedral of St. John, it is Ash Wednesday so the bells were ringing.  It is an absolutely a beautiful church.  I would definitely recommend visiting, if you are in the area.  We drove through Lafayette neighborhoods and also drove through the nearby Breaux Bridge parish (town).   

Jason had suggested we go to Prejean’s Cajun restaurant to enjoy an authentic Cajun dinner and music.  I enjoyed crawfish enchiladas.  I had never had crawfish, so I loved trying something different.  George has less "food adventure" than I do, so he enjoyed fried shrimp and French fries.  The waitress was great, when we told her we were new to most of the foods listed on the menu—she brought us samples to try.  

After dinner we were exhausted from our long day, so we settled in for a movie before going to bed.

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