|Evangeline Oak in St. Martinville|
On the eastern edge of Lafayette, a circle of roads connects the historic town of St. Martinville with picturesque Lake Fausse Pointe. This was our weekend destination, and we launched the adventure from the Crawfish Capitol of the World - Breaux Bridge. As we passed under the bridge and over Bayou Teche, the kids jolted from their naps and began fidgeting with anticipation.
The sleepy downtown was filled with antique stores and the promise of amazing treasures, but one glance at the wild-eyed kiddos in back, and we continued south through the countryside to the equally charming town of St. Martinville. As Charles catapulted from the car, he was stopped in his tracks by our friend who had followed along on the trip. Shaking off his momentary confusion, he pulled her along in his quest for new discoveries in Louisiana's third oldest town.
|St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville|
|Le Petit Paris Cafe|
|Cypress trees in Lake Fausse Pointe State Park|
On the way out, we traveled the levee road back to I-10, where in the tiny town of Henderson, we enjoyed a seafood-filled dinner at Pat's Fisherman Wharf. It was dark when we drove away with full bellies and memories of another Louisiana adventure.
|Playing on a natural see-saw at Lake Fausse Pointe|