Friday, October 16, 2009

COME WITH ME TO BREAUX BRIDGE, LOUISIANA FOR THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!!!!!

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Breaux Bridge is a city in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 7,281 at the 2000 census.  It is just off I10 east of Lafayette, La.

This community is called the "Crawfish Capital of the World", a designation obtained by former Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives Robert J. "Bob" Angelle.

It is also known for its unusual listing of nicknames in its telephone directory.

You cross the Bayou Teche  to enter into the old town,  where you will find the Famous Cafe des Amis Cajun Restaurant and some very cute and unique shops. There is also another famous restaurant there, Mulates Cajun Restaurant, which also has a large dance floor, but I can’t remember when they have a band and dancing.  Cajun people love to dance and have a good time.

 

 

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On our way to St. Francisville, Roy and I stopped to have lunch at des Amis.  On Saturday morning starting about 7:00-8:00 they have Zydeco  music and dancing until lunch time.  The place was wild when we arrived with music and dancing and laughter and good times.

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CAFE dES AMIS ON THE MAIN STREET JUST AS YOU CROSS THE BRIDGE.

 

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These are the sights that greeted us as we waited for a table to eat lunch.  I wish you could hear the music and laughter.

Zydeco music started with the rural black Creole, but now as you can see is joined by all.

After lunch, I had crawfish etoffee and Roy has barbecue shrimp, we took a walk thru the little town and shopped in the stores.

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Here is a new one, where Roy found a treasure…..

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Last but the best…Roy and his treasure.

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The coke cooler is in great condition and has a tray inside which they say makes it more valuable.  Some of you experts will have to tell us about that.  Roy just likes old Coke things.

We found some more treasures and then continued our trip on this rainy Saturday to St. Francisville.

“Laissez les bon temps rouler”

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

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6 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun trip. All you need to do is say the word crawfish to me, and my ears perk up! And I love zydeco music. As a matter of fact, I'm trying to think who has my zydeco tape I bought in Louisiana... hmmmm....

Looks like a fun time, and Roy's coke box is a great find!

XO,


Sheila :-)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HiBarbara! I only wish I could have tasted food in the restaurant! How fun. I have only been to Louisiana once...and was too young to remember. So thank you for the great tour!
I read your bio and you are quite an interesting gal! I like feistiness in a woman...big smile!
thanks for your visit to my blog too.
Blessings,
Debbie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a great time it looks like you had. Love the pics. Your coke cooler is wonderful, what a great treasure. It looked like everyone was having such a fabulous time. Hugs, Marty

Fairy Footprints said...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Heidi

Laura said...

Oh my gosh-
My husband and I must do this. I live in South Texas, but I think I lived in Louisiana in another life.

I just turned to him and said I want to go there!

Laura

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