Sunday, April 16, 2006

Onward to Betty's!

Finally arrived at the famous Betty's RV Park in
Abbeville, LA. True to fable, myth, and legend, Betty
came out to greet us with a warm hug and even warmer

Following a recommend from Betty to try a restaurant
called the Riverfront, Ron and I went out for a great
dinner last night of a salad with grilled fresh gulf
shrimp and steamed vegetables.

We were very virtuous, passing up the fried catfish
and shrimp. Extremely delicious and only $14 for the whole
darned dinner! We did split the salad, which was huge.
But Ron also had a cup of gumbo with it, plus we had
little side dishes of "sticky" rice. Can't beat the quality
or the price.

As for Betty's, yes, it's a small park, but we are quite
happy with our site. A whopping $12 a night with our SKP
discount includes full hookups, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. We can
even get satellite signal from our site. It's very quiet
at night except for the whirring of cicadas and crickets.

Today we walked for an hour, and spent most of
the day washing clothes and visiting with our fellow
campers. A very nice group of people from Washington,
Maine, Utah, and Michigan.

We shared a potluck this afternoon, complete with
slow-BBQ'd chicken provided by Betty. She had marinated
the chicken all night in her "secret" BBQ sauce. The slow
part was indirect heat for almost 6 hours! Absolutely
yummy, plus the group offerings of various covered dishes
to go with it.

But the piece d'resistance was Betty's homemade bread
pudding with merinque on the top, accompanied by homemade
warm RUM sauce to spoon over the whole thing.

OH MY GOODNESS it was simply scrumptious! Virtuous
again, we split one small piece. Sigh.

We were too busy visiting to take a bunch of photos,
but here is the little patio where Betty reigns supreme
over daily happy hours and cookouts for her guests.