Monthly Archives: July 2011

Deep in the Heart of Texas (Day 55) – Lake Charles, LA to Orange, TX

We were struck by the clear cultural differences as soon as we we crossed the border into Texas. Gone were the crawfish shacks and French bumper stickers; now we got ‘Howdy, y’all’s with a Texas twang and beef barbecue joints. … Continue reading

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See Ya Later, Alligator (Day 54) – Lafayette, LA to Lake Charles, LA

Will took such great care of us this morning that we thought about staying for a few more days. He and baby James drove us to a dinerette, where we waited entirely too long for coffee, eggs, and a breakfast … Continue reading

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Joie de Vivre Jambalaya (Lafayette, Louisiana)

¼ cup corn oil 1 lb. boned chicken, cut into bite-size pieces 1 Tbs. margarine 1 large onion, chopped ½ green bell pepper, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/3 cup water 2 ½ cups canned tomatoes … Continue reading

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I’m on a M*thaf$#kin Boat! (Days 52 & 53) Lafayette, LA

Have we mentioned that we love Louisiana? That this is the coolest place ever? Oh, we have? Well, are you sick of hearing it yet? If so, you might need to skip this post, since this place just gets better … Continue reading

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Spencer’s Chicken Gumbo Filé (Lafayette, Louisiana)

  Spencer is a bike mechanic in Lafayette, Louisiana who took us out to the local swamp to eat some crawfish and then showed us an amazing, drunken good time in Lafayette, full of wonderful Acadian (Cajun) hospitality.  Check for … Continue reading

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Lovin’ the Rajin’ Cajuns of Louisiana

Why do people visit other countries?  What even makes an “other” country.  I mean, beyond the passport stamp, how do you know that you’re somewhere else?  Is it the funny road signs? Is it the flag? Or the different language … Continue reading

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Will’s Chicken Jambalaya (Lafayette, Louisiana)

Will A. Will is the hilarious and generous owner of Recycled Cycles of Acadia in Lafayette, Louisiana.  We stopped in for advice one day, and ended up hanging out with Will and Spencer all day, then took off the next … Continue reading

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Pretty Campground, Ugly People (Day 51) -Paulina, LA to Morgan City, LA

Well, after too much good food and hospitality, today was the day that we had to say goodbye to the Poches…and their Tempurpedic mattress.  Wayne and Trixie were up early to feed us, and they offered to give us a … Continue reading

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People on Vacations Need Weekends Too!

Hey all, This whole blog thing is incredibly exhausting, and we’re gonna stop posting on weekends. Hope that’s okay with you guys.  We’ll be back on Monday with more tales of Louisiana!

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Peanut Butter Dump Bars (Paulina, Louisiana)

Trixie Pochet We met Wayne and Trixie at a campground in Mississippi, and they instantly made our trip along the Gulf Coast magical.  At the campground, they invited us over to their camper, where they served us some of Wayne’s … Continue reading

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