All I had to do was follow Bob and Janet's beautiful Mobile Suites 5th wheel in front of me. This led to a conversation about how homey a 5th feels, and maybe one is in our future. We'll see.
When you are part of a caravan of three, there is a good chance that someone is not going to make it through a set of traffic lights, but fortune was smiling on us, as that was not an issue today. Mind you, a couple of those yellows had me flooring my mighty 10 cylinder motor to keep us legal !!
We arrived at Betty's around noon. After hugs and handshakes, we were all parked up, and ready to eat. We are in the heart of Cajun country, and although there are a number of great restaurants, we headed to Suire's, well known for their delicious offerings.
|Their tasty offerings are written |
on the outside of store front
|C'mon ladies, we're hungry !!|
Inside, half the store is grocery items, and the other side is where they have five or six tables for eating. It is like taking a step back in time, and Janet and Marilyn both said it reminded them of their family stores when they were growing up.
We noticed on the wall an article from the New York Times, reporting on the excellent food available here.
|Bob and Janet trying to be patient|
waiting for their food
|Marilyn and Ed are all smiles, because they|
have been here before, and know what to expect
Teresa and I have never had gumbo before, and when it was brought out, all you could hear was us moaning about the tastefulness of this new found treasure.
In fact, a lot of today's meal was new to us. We had catfish, shrimp and crab cakes, deep fried oysters, and crayfish etouffee. Of course the deep fried shrimp and french fries we have had before ... LOL.
We all enjoyed our meals ( understatement ), and Teresa even bought some shrimp and crab gumbo to put in our freezer to be enjoyed at a later time.
Don't let the styrofoam plates, and plastic cutlery fool you, the food is the main attraction here, and you will not go away hungry or disappointed.
We filed back into our vehicles, all rubbing our over-stuffed tummies, and came home to change into some looser fitting clothes.
Betty is famous for her happy hours, so at 4:30 we all made our way over for a nice visit with a cold beverage. We enjoyed getting to know some other RV'ers from other parts of the States, and they had a lot of questions for these two wide-eyed Canadians as well.
We returned to our rig, only to agree that we were still full, so for supper, we had a piece of pecan pie that we had bought from Suire's. It too was very, very good.
It has really cooled off tonight, so we are looking forward to snuggling and sleeping off all this food !