Nearing the end of our stay at Betty’s RV Park we thought we would head over to St. Martinville LA for a stroll around the town square. On our way over we passed a leveed pond that was full of birds including a large flock of Roseate Spoonbills, Fun seeing them again but on to St. Martinville. Incorporated in 1817, it was then the sixth named city in the State of Louisiana. St. Martinville has many old buildings that are architecturally interesting.
One of the neatest is the historic St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church on Main Street. The church was dedicated to Martin of Tours in France and in its square can be found the Statue of Evangeline. She is the Acadian heroine that was made famous in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "Evangeline." The church is beautiful both inside and out.
We also visited nearby New Iberia where we stopped and played some disc golf at the Magnolia Disc Golf Course at a park just outside of town. We love to play disc golf and this park had a very open feel but there were quite a few water hazards to contend with. It was along the Bayou Teche which was still very swollen because of the rains north of here.
After disc golf we had to have lunch at another Louisiana Road Treat, the Bon Creole Lunch Counter. We never had been there but had always heard such good things about their food that we had to finally pay it a visit. We’ve had poorboys all over this part Louisiana the shrimp po'boy we had at Bon Creole was one of the best we've had. We still like Olde Tyme Grocery in Lafayette a little better but no one packs as many shrimp in their po'boy as Bon Creole does!
We continue to have a good time here at Betty's and still get out for our walks. We went down to Palmetto Island State Park again to walk in the park there. However, this time we also had an objective which was to meet up with some RV friends staying there whom we hadn’t seen since we were in Washington State. We had lunch at their campsite and took a nice long walk with our friends Barbie and Rick. Even funnier as we were touring the park's cabins, a pick-up truck stopped and yelled at us. It turned out to be more RV friends (Doris and Gary) whom we all hadn’t seen in two years. Go figure!
Yes this life on the Road of Retirement is not only full of scenery and fun, but very rich in friendships…