The Gypsy Whaylands travel blog

Historic plaque

Creole house

Acadian house

Red Tailed Slider Turtles

The crawfish are getting bigger

No honey, we already had the aligator appetizer


Today was an interesting and somewhat leisurely day. It began with a tour of the Conrad Rice Company Plant. Conrad is the oldest rice plant in the USA and is on the historic register. We learned a lot about rice production and even it's connection with crawfish growth. Found lots of rice products to try, so the purse was opened today and soon the Skippy Test Kitchen will begin rice testing.

Then we went to The Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic site and saw a recreated plantation, Creole and Arcadian homes. It was clear to see that the Acadians were the new comers and treated as second class at best. Also saw some wildlife and a turtle pic is attached. We picked up some Boudin for future consumption and got some tips from the butcher on another place to eat.

Then it was time for a return and last, for this season, trip to "Crazy about Crawfish" and some more catfish, shrimp, crawfish and other Cajun delights. Tonight Linda finally got to watch her Cajun dancing. Even I could see that there was talent and grace on the dance floor as they literally glided along. There were a couple of guys out there who resembled my dancing talent. Oh, we had to eat more Cajun while we watched the dancing.

And tomorrow? Your guess is as good as ours at this point! Now tomorrow nights agenda is set in stone cause we're making our last 2013 trip to Hawks and plan to consume a wee bit of crawfish.



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