Well, the move is complete but we are still not unpacked! The kids have started in their new school and love it! Danny is busy at work and I'm buried in moving boxes at home! We are learning to love the local cuisine (some of us more than others) and are still trying to find our way around town. The kids are looking forward to the 27th and 28th of this month...they get two days off from school here for Mardi Gras! We are going to pass on the whole New Orleans Mardi Gras scene but will be going to Lafayette for a parade and crab boil. Here are a few things that we have learned since moving here...
The people here will put a crawfih in anything, including pie!
Alligator is good eating and yes, it does taste like chicken!
Fresh frog legs, crawfish tails, alligator and squid are all available for purchase at the local Wal-Mart right next to the fresh ground beef.
The people here are very friendly and we can even understand most of them.
Mardi Gras is a local holiday and everything closes...schools, businesses, etc.
The meaning of Mardi Gras is taught in puclic school even though it is affliated with the Catholic religion. Maybe the whole seperation of church and state subject never made it down this far south!
There is a Catholic church on every corner and if you are any other religion you'll be hard pressed to find a church to go to on Sunday morning.
We are enjoying it here and I must admit that 75 degress in January sure beats snow anyday!!!! We would love to have visitors and welcome anyone who would like to come. We won't promise not to feed ya red beans and rice now that we know how to make them but we will promise a good to be had by all.