Worth every penny: Lafayette through the eyes of the Frugal Traveler
Lafayette makes a guest appearance in the annals of the New York Time’s Frugal Traveler this week. It’s always interesting being a tag-along-tourist when a travel writer comes to town. Even if it’s just a virtual tag-a-long.
Seth Kugel, who travels on the cheap for the NYT, got some great tips for what to do in Lafayette and its environs. (Not from me, I swear.) He hit some personal high spots like staying at the Blue Moon Guest House, taking a Lake Martin swamp tour, chicken fricassee at Creole Lunch House and the half and half shrimp/oyster poboy at Olde Tyme.
He also encountered a local lightning rod: swamp guide and political ranter Marcus de la Houssaye. Kugel describes his experience in the middle of Lake Martin:
But he was also liable to stop the boat and lose himself in anti-government rants, random tangents on the Ice Age and what it means for global warming, and the evils of commercialized dog food. We’d find ourselves fruitlessly trying to find an easy segue to our favorite topic: “Where are the alligators?” No luck.
Marcus to a T.
Read the rest of Kugel’s on-the-money whirl through Lafayette here.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
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