What to do in Thibodaux Louisiana?

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  1. RottenTheCat

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    Get on over to Avery Island and tour Tobasco factory. Free. Very enjoyable. Makes you wish more companies were run that way. Takes about 3 or 4 hours if you eat there ... At reasonable prices too!
     
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    Exactly! Cause you don't just get in trouble down there...you get in a HEAP a trouble...boa!
     
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    My dad has a Tabasco bottle that must be at least thirty years old. (Scarey brown contents, too.) The bottle brags that all their peppers are grown on Avery Island. That's no longer the case, is it? I don't see the claim on their bottles anymore.
     
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    Crack Budreaux jokes.
     
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    Hey! That's my friend Sam on guitar! One of the best guitarists on this planet!

    You know his 15 minutes of fame was playing the guitar on that horrible song "Wildfire," right?
     
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    Gerard Melancon builds incredible guitars there.
     
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    Seriously though, ask the locals to tell you about a guy they know in Thibodeaux named *Boudreaux.*
     
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    That is cool.!,,and I had no clue....

    Love that band...Saw them at a few festivals up north and down south..
     
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    Yeah, that sounds like great advice in the days before Google.
     
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    Oak Alley Plantation is a beautiful snapshot of an 1800's plantation. They also do not glaze over the ugly history! It's pretty sobering to see the manicured grounds and exhibits as you are reminded of the enslaved people that had no choice but to work the plantation.

    I realize that it may seem obtuse to call a former slave plantation beautiful, I hope everyone understands the intent of my comment.

    http://www.oakalleyplantation.org/
     
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    Never heard of him. Wow, cool. I'm at his website now.
     
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    From Thibodaux, go South on 24, take a right on Hwy 90. That's the "Cajun Tour", it'll take you thru New Iberia (Tobasco plant tour) and into Lafayette. I used to have a t-shirt that said "I survived Hwy 90". I lived in Lafayette for 3yrs back in the early 80s. Loved it there.

    Stop anywhere that has a hand-painted "Boudin" sign out front. Eat until you can't stand up. If you do the Tobasco plant tour, don't forget to also do the Avery Island "Jungle Gardens" tour.
     
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    Ha, lot's of good music and food down that way! The land of my ppl.
     
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    New Iberia has that Shadows on the Teche home, which is worth a look.
     
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    I was just in Breaux Bridge in Febuary on a road trip. GREAT food there... omg, but its a way from Thibodeaux. Was in St. Martinsville, New Iberia... Houma...

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    Namesake diner.... I went in and told the excessively cute waitress I drove all the way from Florida just to see Boudreau and Thibodeau, and wondered if they were in. She didn't miss a beat, and said "Oh, sorry, they're not in today, its their day off."

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    Tobasco museam, and start of the self guided free tour. The place is still family owned, runs one shift, and only Monday thru Friday. I saw in another post about the peppers. They still grow lots of 'em on the island, but also surrounding farmers supply peppers. There is also a pepper plantation in West Africa, but... all the pepper stock, the seeds, are grown at Avery Island. One of the culture greenhouses is on the tour. The museum is a snapshot of southern life during the last 125 years or so.

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    The Bloody Mary bar is to die for. You can order the drink, and literally make it your lunch, there's so much stuff to add into it. The booz was not stingy either!

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    This new house is built like a 17th century (1600's) French chateau, has a moat with two alligators, and is occupied by a very very eccentric antique dealer who always dresses in period clothing.

    That whole area of the USA is very old, NOLA just celebrated 300th year anniversary, and is steeped in culture not seen anywhere else.
     
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    They are an incredibly great band.

    Sam is a character. Sharp as a tack. Funny as hell. Intensely skilled and tasteful musician. He'd be my number one go-to guy if I was a producer with money and needed a studio guitarist (if he was still willing to do that sort of work these days).

    And speaking of Boudreauxs and Thibodeauxs...guess what Sam's last name is? ANOTHER famously stereotypical Cajun name: Broussard.
     
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    Ha. Yeah, we're staying in Houma. I can't remember if we ate at B&T last time. I think we did.
    Ate at Bubba's II, 1921 Seafood was fun, Big Al's. I think Abear's was closed the whole time we were there, but that is definitely a place to have lunch. Also forgot, Cajun Critters. You can get a huge platter of crawdads for a reasonable price.
     
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