More Cajun Country

Trip Start Mar 04, 2005
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Trip End Dec 31, 2014


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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Our stop in Breaux Bridge was made for two reasons.  The first is so that our group can get a little taste of what Cajun Country and non-tourist Louisiana is all about .  Secondly it is a good jumping off point for a trip down to Avery Island, home of Tabasco. 

We stuck to the backroads and made a stop at Evangeline-Longfellow State Park where we had a guided tour of a typical Acadian Plantation home.  The Acadians are what we now call the Creoles.  It was a fascinating history lesson and a highly recommended stop for anyone who may be traveling through this area.

After making a quick stop at the Conrad Rice Mill in New Iberia to stock up on what I consider to the the best Creole Seasoning we headed out to lunch.  Ken & I had visited here back in 2007 and when we asked at the rice mill for a restaurant recommendation the clerk said 'do you mind eating out with the locals?'  You all should know what our answer to that was.

Now, it's a sign of how much our friends trust us that they didn't hesitate to park the car and walk into Bon Creole Lunch Counter in New Iberia.  I can honestly say that they are all still talking about the Po'boys we had for lunch there...the food was by far the most authentic we had during our whole trip! 

A short drive later found us on Avery Island.  The Tabasco factory tour is something everyone should do - once!  It's pretty touristy and as you all know that's not our favorite kind of thing.  Once done with the tour and the tastings at the 'Country Store' we made the relatively short drive back 'home' for happy hour. It was yet another perfect day out here on the road!!
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