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Jefferson Island & Rip Van Winkle Gardens

November 29, 2018 When we arrived we were greeted by the resident peacocks. One even posed for us on the roof of the welcome sign. Given the time of year (late November) we were not surprised that few plants were … Continue reading

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Avery Island, Tabasco Factory Tour, Jungle Gardens

November 28, 2018 Who here hasn’t heard of Tabasco Sauce? I expect the answer is very, very few. Well, EVERY bottle of Tabasco Sauce that you have ever seen in person or movies was bottled on Avery Island in New … Continue reading

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New Iberia, KOC Kampground, Konriko Rice Mill

November 27-29, 2018 New Iberia This is a small town along Bayou Teche (teche means snake so basically it is Snake River). They have a small old town main street near the river but the spot we enjoyed the most … Continue reading

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Acadian Culture Center, Lafayette Visitor Center, Cajun Food, and Frog City RV Park

November 23, 2018 Acadian Culture Center THIS is where you find out what all this Acadian, Cajun, and Evangeline stuff is. It is ALL OVER this area. Roads, buildings, billboards, company names… you name it, it has Cajun, Acadian or … Continue reading

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Vermilionville

November 21, 2018 The original Vermilionville was named for the Vermilion that grew wild in this area. It was the first town built by the Acadians when they relocated here. The town was later renamed Lafayette. The Vermilionville that we … Continue reading

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Notice – Batch Posting

For those of you trying to follow us chronologically, we have just published posts covering: –  August 1-3, 2018; Effigy Mounds and National Eagle Center in Wabasha –  September 28-October 2, 2018; The Land of Lincoln – October 8-10, 2018; … Continue reading

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Cane River Creole NHP

November 18, 2018 Cane River Creole National Historic Park consists of two plantations – Oakland Plantation and Magnolia Plantation – separated by about 10 miles. We visited both. How could we not? At each location they have nice maps with … Continue reading

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