Last weekend we went to work at a Crawfish Etufay (no clue how that is really spelled) Cookoff in Eunice, LA. It was awesome. The food was incredible. Naomi, JOy and myself were able to help out with the judging and so we learned lots of interesting facts about cooking crawfish and what makes good etufay. :) One of the judges was a local TV news anchor and he was a lot of fun. Also, the mayor, Lynn, was awesome. Every other minute she was asking if we needed anything and if we had enough food. One of the neat thigns was that there was a live Cajun band and they had an area for people to dance. So, we got to watch all these super cute, older couples show off their moves on the dance floor. It was awesome. In fact, this past Thursday night, Meredith, JOy, Alena and I went to a Cajun and Zydeco dance class in Lafayette. We're pretty much professionals now. YEAH RIGHT!!! I had no idea how complicated the dancing was. We can pretend really well though. :)
Today (and tomorrow) we are working at the Acadiana Medieval Faire. It's been pretty fun so far, we've had the chance to talk with a lot of the people working the different booths and doing the various performances... Once I get to Charleston, I'll put some fun pictures up.
Also, on Friday we were able to tour a shrimping boat. One of the neighbors of a house we are working on, Glenn, took us to his friends boat and explained the art of shrimping (which is a dying industry). Delcambre, the town we have been working in, was founded because of the shrimping industry. It only has 937 homes within the city limits and out of that total, only 32 did not get water in their homes during Rita. CRAZY! I'll tell you what, these people are so tahnkful for us being here and they continue to show us so much hospitality. It's been a wonderful project because of that. Work has been very frustrating due to lack of supervision and lack of supplies. Only a week left. We have yet to hear what our next project will be (after spring break). But odds are, we will be heading back to the Gulf Coast. :)
All for now. Miss you all very much. If you get a chance, give me a holla.
Grace and Peace.