We have been looking forward to this stop since June when I booked it. We were here less than 10 minutes when we decided that 1 week was not going to be long enough. We are here for 2 weeks.
Betty has a reputation for her warm Southern hospitality and boy does she have that in spades.
|Betty - on the phone and watering her plants|
|This picture is not from the first day but gives you an idea of the ambiance|
|Terry and Paul on the right, Heather and Craig on the left|
That first night, six of us went down to the town square to listen a band performing there. What an experience. We were not aware that this kind of thing still went on. What a setting!
Unfortunately, neither of us had our cameras. There will be more music in the square all week and we will get some pictures.
The couple we became fast friends with, Terry and husband Paul, from Toronto, left the next morning with promises of meeting again in the not too distance future.
Yesterday we went to the annual Cracklin Cooking festival at a local bar in a neighbouring town (there are a lot of neighbouring towns). It started at 8:00 am, yes, in the morning. Free beer, free food and great zydeco music from a live band. I can honestly say, we have never had beer at 9:00 in the morning but we did AND basically deep fried fat and catfish, and beignets, sweet potatoes and chicken. Needless to say Doug and I were not well that night.
|Cracklin, sweet potato and a little beignet|
|Yes folks, it's barely 9:00 am and we are drinking beer. After all it was FREE|
The music was great! The band was called Louisiana Groove and apparently this is the third generation to have the band. Notice, they all smoke. Well maybe not the drummer.
And there was dancing. Lots of it. And these people are good, very very good. We did dance but only because....
|A little heavy on that red dye sister|