It was a very hot weekend. on the way out we met with my friend Peggy for lunch. Can't believe we never made photos! We stopped the first night in Beaumont. then on to Louisiana in the morning with a quick stop for tooth brushes at Target. this followed a futile attempt to find WalMart in Beaumont the night before when the GPS took us to Sam's. So on to the camp ground in Parc Hardy for 3 days dry camping (no electric power or water or sewer, we had to rely on the RV).
There were 3 stages, this is the Crawfish Stage lots of Cajun and zydeco.
Demo of how to make crawfish etouffe. and of course a sample.
Chris and i taking it in. We had to buy chairs. Fortunately the Winn Dixie across the street had a special 2 for $12.99. Mine is orange.
No I never go on this stuff.
Everyone goes there with chairs these had a canopy.
This was the Crawfish Etouffe cook off. Chris found these young men and they gave him a shot of something. I thought theirs was the best.
Everyone always dances in Lousianna. We even attended a dance lesson. We have vowed to practise at home !!!!
Making friends with the Relay for Life queen, a pageant to raise money for cancer research. They had adult and children queens. Pageants seem to be part of the Louisiana lifestyle.
And here is the star, little guy they feast on, celebrate and live off. They are also known as Mudbugs. They are like shrimp but live in the mud. They cook them up many ways. There were lots of food booths with $5.00 or $8.) plates. We had them boiled, you tear off the heads(I like to suck it) then peel the tail We liked them best of all in cream sauces. Everything is very spicy. There were great discussions on what to eat next and what we thought were the best. I really love them little bugs. Yummy.
Beer was $2.00 and we drank lots of that as it was at least 89F (32C). I sprayed myself from head to toe with Neutrogena 55. it worked.