Long day, mostly interstate, though, and we traveled 462 miles – diagonally NW through LA, then across the NE corner of TX to a KOA in Colbert, OK, just across the Red River from TX. As mentioned yesterday, LA doesn’t have rest areas. Saw a couple of former rest areas along I-49, but they’ve been bulldozed over. Must be a story there. We had lunch in TuziTwo at a very nice TX welcome center on I-20.
Leaving Lafayette, we found a couple of Cajun call-in and music shows on the radio. Very entertaining, even without translations. Was it Justin Wilson who long ago told Cajun stories?
Which reminds me, I forgot to mention that the Cajun band at Randol's in Lafayette was joined for a couple of songs by an active, older chap playing rhythm on a sheet of tin hanging over his shoulders. He used kitchen egg beaters (not electrical powered) to provide the sound. I’m often amazed at the variety of ways the human mind and spirit have conceived to make music.
The show was broadcast by PBS, so maybe it will show up someday in a pledge drive near you. Watch for it.
Historic Route 66