Monday, March 31, 2008

Louisiana Wedding Day 1

I just returned from 4 days in Louisiana for a wedding (Mooey's brother) and I'm still hungover. Those guys know how to throw a wedding!

Six hours after we left the house, we took the exit to Lafayette.

Then we took the Sunset exit.

We arrived at La Caboose Bed & Breakfast shortly after taking the exit.

We were greeted by the proprieter, Margaret Brinkhaus almost immediately. She was very kind and told us the history of the mailcar we were staying in.

There were lizards everywhere!

Here is the inside.

Check out the pull chain on the toilet!


Margaret had made french toast for our breakfast. Also, there were cut up strawberries in yogurt. Delicious.
She had also left us a decanter of wine to enjoy before we had to meet the rest of the wedding party.

Margaret makes jellies and sells them in her gift shop. We all got a little sampler to take home.
We had gift bags on the bed that had all sorts of Cajun cooking items.

After a little wine, we loaded up in the car to meet everyone at the Rhythms on the River in Lafayette. Playing that night was Terrance Simien, Grammy Award winner. We hung out there and listened and met the wedding party but then it was time for "Girl's Night Out" and we separated from the guys and went to Cafe Roma for drinks and food.
We ordered hummus and garlic baked shrimp. Both were exceptional. Mostly we drank.

Mooey and the bride-to-be.

Upon leaving Cafe Roma, we piled into 2 cars and went to Grant Street Dancehall. Since there were so many of us, we negotiated the cover charge and entered. Wow is all I can say. The music was being played by Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. They were fantastic! Dancing and more imbibing followed.
I'm not sure what time we got home but I had truly seen some amazing Acadian/Cajun dancing. It was magical.

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