In our last few days at Betty’s RV Park we made one last visit to Lafayette, LA and we were able go to a few music gigs and several more of Betty's happy hours. The first music venue was one we had always wanted to go to but never did. On some Saturday mornings the Cafe de Musee in Kaplan LA hosts a Cajun Music event and on our last Saturday they happened to be hosting three people we knew. The main attraction was Judy Bailey, nominated for three Grammy Awards, and the band she put together included our friends Dan (staying at Betty’s RV Park) and local musician Dave, a lead guitarist, who we got to know from Touchet’s and Erath’s Cajun jams.
As fun as the morning was listening to music we also drove up to Rayne to the Mire Volunteer Fire Department Annual BBQ Fundraiser where Geno Delafose and the French Rockin Boogie Band were playing. We absolutely love listening to this very talented Zydeco band and were sure happy we found a way to see him before leaving Betty’s.
So as we come to the end of our month long stay we reflect once again how we really enjoyed our time here in the Acadian part of Louisiana. No doubt the food and the music alone would bring us back here but the biggest reason we and most others come back to Betty’s RV Park is Betty Bernard herself! She is a jewel and hosts a happy hour every single day at 4:30 pm (known as Betty’s time).
These happy hours are special events in that they offer the opportunity to get to know every patron staying at Betty’s. Many of our closest RV friends happened because we met initially at Betty’s These happy hours bring together RV’ers from all over the place and occasionally a pot luck dinner or music jam will occur during them. Otherwise happy hour is a bring a snack to share and BYOB drinks. It is always fun and is also a great way to find out about local attractions and upcoming events.
These Happy Hours would be nothing without Betty who is the soul of Betty’s RV Park. Her friendship and wonderful sense of humor are a true delight for all those in attendance . Without Betty this RV park would be… well…. just another ordinary RV Park! No one comes to Betty’s RV Park to stay for it’s amenities they all come here to stay because of Betty! Many extend their stay way beyond their original planned stay because Betty ensures each and every guest has a great time.
One thing about extending your stay is that you will probably be involved in the famous “Betty’s Shuffle” which means you will find yourself moving from one site to another in order to stay a few more days. In our month plus two day stay we did the Betty’s Shuffle twice. But it isn’t only the shuffle Betty’s is known for… Betty’s is best known as a small, extremely friendly RV Park that most will want to stay at longer and return to more often than any other park in North America. Yes it can even happen to you as it has happened to us… that is, being caught in Betty’s Web! And really!!! Where else in America will they throw a going away party for you… of, course they do so after you leave Betty’s…