Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cajun Summer Fun

After we had our pot of coffee and crawfish omlette, we set out to find some fun this afternoon. We headed over to Whiskey River Landing, on Levee Rd., in the town of Henderson, La. Whiskey River is a boat landing on the beautiful Atchafalaya Basin, as well as a popular dancehall and bar. There is a beautiful view of the basin from the dance floor.

Their Sunday afternoon dances host some of the best bands and dancers, anywhere. Today's band was Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie who entertained the packed crowd with highly seasoned Cajun and Zydeco music. By the end of the 4 hour dance, the dance floor was so crowded that the patrons took to dancing on the bar and anywhere else they could find to dance!

And all that dancing worked up an appetite, so we drove back down the Levee Rd. and stopped in to eat at Pat's Fisherman's Wharf and Restaurant. Fresh seafood entrees including , a fried seafood platter and seafood gumbo were delectable and highly recommended. No room for dessert, this time.
Besides, there was a band starting to play in Pat's nightclub which has the biggest dancefloor in Louisiana. Who could resist the sounds of The Foret Tradition, a traditional Cajun band with a following of their own. So, more dancing to work off that big dinner and more fun. Cest toi !

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