As usual when you come to Betty’s RV Park, you hit the floor running as soon as your rig is set up. Something (and usually several things) going on everyday, all day long.
Such was our second day here. At 11:30 a.m. 12 of us headed out to Kaplan to Abshire’s Corner Grocery, and like most little groceries in Louisiana, it has a lunch counter and a few tables.
There’s a few groceries, chips, pop and beer
We liked the way they artfully stored the toilet paper
We pulled all the tables together and even got a couple of chairs from outside so we could all eat together.
The cooking is done right behind the counter so we ate in shifts as the owner was able to cook the different orders. In this collage you have the daily lunch plate of shrimp stew on rice with half a crab cake, fried catfish and mashed potatoes. Next is eggplant fries. Have you every heard of them? I tried one and they were luscious. Then there is a Cajun sausage that was very spicy. Next on the bottom left is a super stuffed shrimp po’boy. Several of us had lots of grilled shrimp salad that was delicious with grilled onions and mushrooms on top.
We waddled out, dropped off our carpool folks and then went shopping for hors d’oeurvre fixins….you need a lot of them when at Betty’s. At 4:30 we went to happy hour. I’m trying to be healthy so I fixed roasted broccoli with coconut oil and garlic – it was well received.
Betty arranged for musicians to come over to entertain us. Here is Toogie (Two-gee) on the accordion and singer Lane on the guitar. Oh, man, they were good!!!! They played Cajun, Swamp and Country music. Toogie is self-taught on the accordion and brought three Martin accordions with him, each in a different key.
Remember, you are loved.