We traveled on toward Lafayette LA and were surprised to get a room about 5 miles before reaching the city. Good that we did not even try to get one in the city or east of it. I’m sure they would have been full.
Today we visited only the Shadows on the Teche home and plantation. This was kept in the same family for four generations and finally given to the government national trust by the last family member. Much of the furniture and other things were unchanged from the original family, so it was not terribly elegant inside, but pretty decent and functional.
Tonight we just called every hotel within miles of the Burnside – Donaldson LA area and all are booked for the next month due to the flooding that hit Lafayette and Baton Rouge areas. We assumed some staying there were flood victims driven from there homes, but the only thing we heard from some hotels was that they were full of FEMA and government people for the next month. We finally got a reservation at a La Quinta about an hour’s drive to the south of our first stop the next day.