Cajun Country and Tabasco

by | Jan 22, 2016

Traveling I-10 through Louisiana toward Texas, Joan and I decided to stop for a few days in heart of Cajun country. We took exit 103a toward New Iberia and found a very nice Campground called Cajun RVera. This county owned campground is part of the Sugarena at the Acadiana Fairgrounds – a multi-purpose facility designed to host a wide range of events with a special emphasis on horse shows, livestock shows, rodeos, concerts, and more. We were there during the winter months, but the campground has a very large pool and water entertainment venue on site as well.

This relatively new campground is very large with all center sites as pull- through. If you’re looking for a wooded camping experience, this place is not for you. What it does offer is paved roads, concrete pads, 30/50 amp power, trash pick-up and very competitive pricing. They also offer the best Wi-Fi I’ve ever experienced in a campground.

The food for this area is spectacular. If you don’t like spicy food, have no fear, they’ll back off the hot sauce and spices. If you’re a fire eater like me, the area was heaven. Our favorite was Landry’s. Wonderful gumbos, fried crab claws, stuffed shrimp and dishes with French names I can’t spell or pronounce. Doesn’t matter, all was delicious.

Regardless whether you like spicy food or not, you would be remiss if you didn’t take advantage of a tour of the nearby Tabasco Factory. Just a few miles from the campground, this tour was the highlight of our stop. A small restaurant is on the site and the food was fantastic. And if you’re into hot sauces, the table was complete with every sauce created by Tabasco. A store is located next to the restaurant with all things Tabasco. There is a small, newly remodeled museum and an extensive tour of the factory. Don’t leave Avery Island without visiting the Jungle Gardens. This 3 mile walk or drive tour is like stepping back one hundred years – beautiful flora, gardens, just a peaceful tour of the site.

Overall, the area isn’t fancy, but the residents of the area were wonderful. Friendly, proud of their local, their heritage and their food. Regardless of where we visited, everyone smiled and glad to help with directions or advice.

Tabasco Factory, Avery Island, LA –

I love RV Life, Jerry

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