Monday, December 12, 2011

Texas RV Trip - Heading Home

After the calamities of our trip down to Texas, and fear of getting back on the road, we stayed at Pecan Park until Monday morning - you've probably figured out by now that these posts are many days behind.  With our new found driving criteria of adding "stop before dark" to the existing 300- 350 miles per day, we didn't make any campground reservations for the trip home.  Rather, I went to and listed about every campground along I-10 that could accomodate us with the intent of calling ahead, depending on where we were, and seeing if a spot was available. 

We also have a map showing all of the Sam's and Walmarts in case we have to use their parking lot and dry camp.  We only went about 300 miles per day coming down, but after extending our planned stay by 5 days, we decided to plan on three 350 mile days for the trip home if the RV and the driver could hold up.

I knew we had planned to stop in the Lafayette, La area on day one so I emailed area resident, Maguerite, from Cajun Delights for suggestions - she came back with both campground and dining recommendations.  We stayed in the suggested Cajun Palms RV Resort just off of I-10 in Breaux Bridge, LA, but we decided to eat at the resort affiliated restaurant -  Crawfish Town USA, so they would come get us on a multi-seat golf cart and we didn't have to deal with our car (they would also bring the food to your RV). 

Can you believe neither Bev nor I had a camera at the restaurant to shoot our outstandly presented meals, but here is a description of her La Bam Breme - "Fried eggplant, fried catfish, crab cake, fried shrimp & fried oyster stacked high over our Louisana crawfish etouffee" - it was on a vertical skewer.  Hers was delicious and I really liked the very crispy eggplant with the etouffee - I could really like etouffee if it all tasted like this.  Here's a shot from their website.

And my Seafood Festival - "Stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, crawfish boulette, frog leg, fried catfish, fried shrimp, fried oysters, seafood jambalaya, and a boiled crab" - everything fried but the crab.  Again from their site and both of our plates looked even better than these shots - mine had a boiled crab on it.

I thought I'd ordered the Crawfish Festival, but I was very pleased with this, which also included a salad, fries and a dessert.  It was alot and the fries, jambalaya, roll, and dessert didn't get eaten - I ate the dessert when we got home.

If I'm ever close to this place again, I'd definitely go back - unless Marguerite suggests an even better place.  Judging from the number of locals eating there, it must have represented pretty good Cajun and our young waiter had the thickest French Cajun accent I could imagine - I kept asking him questions just to here him talk.  Unfortunately we were unable to link up with Marguerite and I'm thinking she may have one of these accents as well.

The campground was obviously pretty new and very nice complete with fishing ponds, minature golf, pools, etc. - I'd highly recommend it - check their site for some shots of the pools.

The second (and last) night was at a rustic campground tucked back in the Southern Pines just east of Meridian, Ms, and was a very nice place in it's day, but RV's and Rver's tastes have passed it by - I really liked our site though and it was just right for an overnight stay.

The three day trip coming home was uneventful and we were glad to arrive - especially to a meal of country steak (cubed steak, breaded and fried, then baked in the oven with liquid to make the gravy) and mashed potatoes.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

One year ago:  Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Quiche

Two years ago:  Visit To Cumberland Gap



  1. They do eat well in Louisiana and one of my favorite places for seafood. Glad you and Bev are home safe and sound and on firm ground, even if you did have some work on the dock to welcome you. There just no place like home.

  2. I am glad you are safely home. Are you going to keep the RV? As to the peppers - they are miniature bell peppers that I'm able to buy at Costco. They are sweet and have no bitterness or heat. I just checked the bag. The specific name of the pepper is not given. I wish I couldbe more helpful. Blessings...Mary

  3. Well thank goodness for "uneventful". Those meals you describe sound crazy good. Love the idea of all that fried skewered food to compliment the etoufee. The first crawfish etoufee I ever had was at Al-t's in Winney Texas. It was unbelievable. When I ordered it at a "cajun" restaurant here in Denver, I learned my lesson about them not all being created equal. :)

  4. Glad the trip home was uneventful. I love eating fresh seafood in LA!

  5. I love that they drive you to the restaurant in a cart - how cool! Both meals sound wonderful. The campground looks nice too with all of the trees.

  6. I like that your campsite was amongst the trees. It must have felt pretty comfortable!

  7. Glad to hear your trip home was uneventful! Travel should be fun and memorable - I'm sure yours was :)

  8. Larry, Well at least you made it home without any more serious you managed to find another restaurant for me to add to my travel listing! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  9. I don't know how I missed this post! lol Now you've made me so hungry for one of their seafood platters that I'm going to have to go over there! So glad that ya'll enjoyed everything and next time I will have to join you.

  10. That is enough seafood to choke a large pelican!


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