The Grand Finale!

Wrapping up Louisiana with a powerful punch, we found room for several more meals, happy hours and great music as well as a visit from my sister.  Karol joined us in Abbeville on Saturday and even spent the night in our spare room.  Having her come visit us helped us to stay on our timeschedule to be back in Arizona by Friday.

Karol made it to Betty’s RV park about 10 am and after catching up we headed to Cafe Museum in Erath, LA to enjoy an afternoon of music.  Apparently there is a museum but all we found is the Cafe (Bar)  and lots of very happy retirement age people having a grand time in the middle of a Saturday afternoon.

 

A little Zydeco Music

A little Zydeco Music

Zydeco Music   Usually fast tempo and dominated by the button or piano accordion and a form of a washboard known as a “rub-board,” “scrub-board,” “wash-board,” or frottoir, zydeco music was originally created at house dances, where families and friends gathered for socializing.  Lots of good music and some dancing.  There was a couple of different groups that played, one was pretty much country and this man played most of the afternoon on his accoridan!  Lots of fun.

Erath is a tiny town with not much in it but they do have this museum, Saturday music and a very good spot to enjoy crawfish dinner during season.

Big Johns

Big Johns

Big Johns Seafood, not much to look at and about a mile out of town, plastic table clothes with the mayo already on the table along with trays for eating your crawdads.  We walked from the museum so that when we ate our 5lbs of crawdads we could know we had to walk home, about a 1.5!

Interior Design

Interior Design

When you sit down there is a menu to look at but the main attraction is crawdads,  3, 5 or 10 lbs.  We ordered 5 lbs to share as well as a pound of shrimp.  The table is set with large round trays that are for your individual pleasure of breaking the heads off and sucking the meat out of the tails!  On top of the trays are little cardboard boats and small containers of mayo.  You are suppose to apparently pour the mayo into the boat and add whatever you would like and make your own dip for the crawdads tails.

Yea right, no ones eats the corn!

Yea right, no ones eats the corn!

Karol saw what other tables were doing and proceeded to build herself a dip!  We never even ate the dip, the crawdads are plenty good all by theirselves.  I did put a bit of lemon on mine.  With your crawdads you can order a side of corn or potatoes but I think those are just to make you think you are having some vegetables!  They were just boiled and just took up space that could be filled with crawdads!

Paul doesn’t like crawdads or all the work so he ordered the pound of shrimp.  He had to work some because they came with the heads on!  Yuck!  With the heads removed these shrimp were still 6 inches long and very tasty.

That walk was needed after that dinner!  Sunday morning we were up and enjoyed a nice breakfast of yogurt so that we could go back to Suires Grocery for one last meal!  Again it was so good and we all bought some to take home so we can continue on our eating frenzy of wonderful cajun seafood, ettuffee, stew, gumbo and don’t forget the rice!

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