Monday, February 6, 2012

Back in LA at Betty's

We Finished our 1600 mile sprint from Q (Quartsite) to A (Abbeville) and arrived at our favorite place, Betty's RV Park, with plenty of time to set up and make it to happy hour. This is our fifth visit to Abbeville and, as always happens, we have already extended our stay by a week. We really are caught in Betty's web. We always say coming here is like coming home and as usual Betty was there to give us a big welcoming hug. This visit is special as this Saturday Betty is being inducted into the Order of Living Legends at the Acadian Museum in Erath and she has asked me to speak on her behalf. If you would like to send a message to Betty about this honor you can sign the guestbook on this blog. I am honored to have a chance to say a few words about his wonderful lady. It also just happens to be Mardi Gras so we are sure looking forward to all those fun times again this year.

You can set your clock by happy hour at Betty's. At 4:30 everyone gathers together at the pavilion or in the Louisiana Room to share food and stories of their travels. It is a chance to get caught up with old friends we have made here and to meet new ones that we are crossing paths with for the first time.
CeCe showing off her stylish Mason jar stemware.

We were happy to hear that the crawdads were already available because of the mild winter they have had. We went to a new place, Big Johns, in Erath and found the mudbugs to be great without the long wait we had at another local spot in the past. Above are old friends Bob, Judy, Russ, Lori with Jay whom we met for the first time.

Here are some of Betty's regulars, Ruth, Marvin and Wendell, waiting to be served.

Betty, Jim and Nanc. We all used the ingredients in the basket to mix up our own crawdad dipping sauce. That way you can make it as hot or as mild as you like.

Jim, Cookie, Priscilla and Dave, more regular visitors at Betty's.

New friends Marie & Cal and Richard & Lynn. We are looking forward to spending time with this group as they are here for the month of Mardi Gras and to help Betty celebrate her induction as a Living Legend.

Check out these mudbugs. WOW, I had to go for the five pounds as it had been so long since I have had any of the delicious little things.

Another reason we like Acadiana, in addition to the food, is the music. On Saturday a few of us went to Touchets for the Cajun jam session. There were many musicians waiting to play and as always it was wonderful.

A few of the gang from Betty's; Nanc, George, CeCe, Judy, Bob, Wendell and Ruth enjoying the music. Another reason coming here is like coming home is the many friends who welcome us back when we walk into the jam sessions. The friendliness of the Cajun people is wonderful.


I have added a Betty's RV Park label to the blog for anyone who is interested in seeing what a fun time we have had here on our many visits. I also updated the travel map to 2012.


Jim and Bobbie said...

So great to see the photos of places we have also visited with you. Glad you are enjoying yourselves.

Doing It On the Road(Part II) said...

Five pounds of mudbugs, have you started swimming backwards yet?