Yeah, when we were there Mr. Gros who owns the bar/dance hall/marina, made us a turtle sauce piquant that was absolutley great. It also did not hurt that there was plenty of beer on hand and a local cajun was playing.
We stayed most of the time in Vacherie and spent a couple of days on the lake.
Yup, it was like a dream come frue for me. I love that culture and have always wanted to experience it firsthand. I love Texas but already miss the bayou and the people I met. You two are awful lucky having been blessed with growing up in that setting.
I don't blame you cajun, I would too.
By the way, I was going to stop by Hebert's to buy some stuffed chickens and boudin but ran out of time visiting with all the folks that wanted to feed us. Is this the best place to but stuff like that or are any of the newer places just as good?
I had met some cajun's guiding a meat hunt in Bandera. We quickly became friends and, since they did not shoot their limit, I let them shoot a couple of deer off of my place. Long story short, they invited me to come and visit and I did.
We did make it to Lake Des Allmands and raised the catfish cans. Never had heard of anyone catching catfish in cans before but it was interesting. Also fished Bayou Lafourche.
These folks were so nice, they sent us home with homemade blueberry wine, homemade amaretta, cherry bounce, preserved figs,and more hot sauce than you can imagine.
Something else that was interesting was seeing firsthand how they catch turtles.
I been quite a few places but this was by far my favorite vacation ever. As a matter fo fact, we are already planning for next year.
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