Tuesday, December 17, 2013

we see gators!

so Day Two of our class started with the fabulous David Greely who gave us his family's personal history as immigrants from Acadie (the Nova Scotia colony of French Catholics who became the Cajuns) he also was a professional musician and introduced us to Cajun music and its evolution via pieces he performed with the fiddle.

Right after the wonderful David Greely class we headed out to lunch at Poche's Market for a plate lunch- and oh yeah- it cost $10 per person including the drink!


all decorated for Christmas- after all it was the first week of December!

After lunch we went to McGee's Landing to do a boat trip on the Atchafalaya Basin where we spotted not one, not two but FOUR gators hanging out just waiting for us to take their photos! LOL The boat captain was 100% local with the thickest Cajun accent we had encountered yet- but he was also a hilarious joke and storyteller. Is there anyone there who isn't a character? LOL


and when was the last time you saw one of these? especially with the phone book attachment....

Back to the hotel- and a class on Cajun ingredients and cooking - led by Patti Daigle - during which we saw a super film called "Raised on Rice & Gravy"

We opted for dinner on our own at the Bon Temps Grill in Lafayette. 

wow! the crawfish pie - looks mighty fine! as does the boudin & sausage platter!

Our next day included dance lessons, an accordion factory (with in-house concert) and two excellent meals- so don't miss out...stay tuned! 

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