Our visit took an unexpected turn Friday after my cousin Victor died. So we headed south to Morgan City to join my dad's clan for the wake. To get there, we traveled for nearly two hours through sugar cane fields, past petrochemical plants and across the Mississippi River on the Sunshine Bridge.Rex was captivated by the scenery, the English of my Cajun cousins and the dinner we ate at Landry's Seafood House along Highway 70 in Pierre Part. Here, he's trying fried alligator for the first time.
Dad had a delicious plate of turtle sauce piquante. (That's my twin sister next to him.)
I had the seafood platter - fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. We all had the sweet potato fries - they were heavenly.