22-24 March 2010
We really enjoy the KOA at Lafayette, even with all the traffic noise from the Interstate. It's run by the 3rd generation of the same family and we find the folks very friendly.
This time we knew where a good restaurant was: we had to make a stop at Fezzo's. It's a small local chain and, in our limited experience, the etoufe is exceptional. But we figured there were probably several places in the area that might please our palate.
We asked a neighbor- they were here when we passed thru in January- where they had found to have dinner that they thought was really good. Their response was "Prejeans!" They pronounced it "pree-jeens" which didn't sound right, so we asked a local. They chuckled and said we needed to use the French pronunciation... it sounded something like "pray-zjons". Even Mr. Garmin got it right!
We had a great meal at Prejeans, plus there was a local band for dinner. Nothing like Cajun food with the sound of Zydeco filling the air. Like Fezzo's, Prejeans was expensive, but the food was superb. Major grin-factor!
On a hunch, Celia asked if we could find beniets anywhere in town. We were going to miss New Orleans this time, but she wanted to get the flavor anyway. They told us to ask at any of the Chinese fast food restaurants. Huh?! You gotta be kidding, right? Celia gave it a try and came back with a dozen beniets, so no, they were not kidding! The beniets were so-so, but what the heck. Sadly, after the home made doughnuts from Doug & Pat nothing comes close!
Just 2 nights in Lafayette, then we were off to Conroe, TX... the place I love to hate.