My family decided to take a day trip to Lafayette to visit my little brother. It’s about a two hour drive from New Orleans. I have never really spent any time there, so even though we were pretty close to home, it felt like an adventure.
FOOD: POP'S POBOYS
740 Jefferson st, Lafayette, LA 70501
My little brother said he liked a place called Pop’s Poboys, so we went there. It’s in the city’s downtown area, which is quaint and slightly charming. It reminded me of a downtown area from an old black and white movie. Pop’s sat right on the corner and had a pretty substantial line, though it was early in the afternoon on a Saturday. My mom got the oyster poboy and I got the roast beef so that we could taste both. The oyster was my favorite. I also should say that I eat my poboys (and any other sandwiches) plain, just bread with a little butter and the meat. My mom got her mayo and other dressings on the side. The roast beef was ok. I am not a fan of the debris style roast beef, so I wouldn’t order that one again. We had a huge serving of fries that we split. I am not a big cold drink person, but I do love a cream soda. So I was really excited when I saw praline cream soda in the cooler. The praline flavor was a little too strong for me, but I liked it in theory. I would definitely drop by this spot again for the oyster poboy next time we are in town.
SIGHTSEEING: UL RAGIN CAJUNS CYPRESS LAKE
I wanted to see the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL). I really was surprised at how pretty the campus was. We got out at the lake hoping to see an alligator. I only saw a squirrel and a bird. It was still much more impressive to the eyes than I ever thought it would be. I have loved moss since my dad and I used to pull it off trees in City Park, so I had to touch it just for old times’ sake.