The Lafayette Jockey Flea Market and Poche Restaurant

You know you're in the South when the food truck looks like this: 
This was parked at the Lafayette Jockey Flea Market, and nearby ladies were selling baked goods like Pecan cake, Peanut Butter cake, Hummingbird Cake, and something called Elvis cake. We passed on the sweets and walked through the rest of the market. There was a fair amount of garage sale items, including big car and truck tires. We've never seen those for sale at a flea market before. Nor have we seen anyone selling "Platinum Playaz Grills", but they have them here.
They also had loads of t-shirts, fake "European" antiques, and miscellaneous fresh-off-the-truck junk. But I managed to find a couple of little things I couldn't live without before we left.

Our next stop was a nearby RV park. The park we are in is fine, but we chose it at least partially because it easy to get to; the GPS route to this other park was wind-y. But we have learned that the other park has a restaurant that gets great reviews, plus it offers Passport America rates during weekdays, so we want to see it. 

It's a nice park and most sites back up to one of their two lakes. After taking to the office staff, we decided we will move here on Monday. We learned that the  Poche restaurant is a couple of miles down the road so we drove there for lunch. It's a very casual place, with a bunch of lacquered pine tables, straight back chairs, meals served on plastic plates, and everyone gets their own drinks. The menu is straight-forward - a choice of meat and a choice of 2 sides - but they have a sampler plate, too, so we ordered one of those to split. It came with fried fish, fried shrimp, and crawfisétouffée, and for our sides we chose slaw and rice dressing. Rice dressing, it turns out, is what we call dirty rice. Every one of these items was cooked just right, according to old recipes which fortunately nobody updated. And goodness knows they don't worry about presentation, but every thing was really good.
And the crawfish etouffee, hidden under the fish, was excellent. 
After lunch we went back to the RV, and I, who almost never nap, enjoyed a 2-hour nap. So far I'm really liking Louisiana. 

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