One More From The Road

As Martha and I were making our way over to Houston,  I stopped for gas, (and to give us both a little exercise) just off Rt 10 in Lafayette, LA.

It took only a few seconds after I opened the door for me to notice. . . Zydeco music playing on the gas station speakers.

Welcome to Southwest Louisiana!

Happy music I was introduced to many years ago and have continued to enjoy.

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What’s that sound I hear? 

Then, as I’m pumping gas, a tricked-out sedan enters the area, windows open, speakers blaring, similar to what you might experience in your own community. The difference however, instead of hyper-driven sub-woofers and repeated use of the F word,  it was Zydeco.

The guy pulled up to the other side of the my pump and sat there a few moments before cutting off the engine.  As he got out, he looked at me and all I could say was, “Man that sounded great”.  He smiled and and walked into the store.

This is not the song that was playing, but it’s close enough.

 

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to One More From The Road

  1. emjayandthem says:

    My favorite boss I ever had was a Cajun from Lafayette ~ we are still in touch. He was just so much fun and his music was a big part of it. Being Canadian, and dancing old French dances called the Chautisse ~ similar dancing in Cajun country – we instantly bonded over the music – and the food, of course. Your post brought many smiles to me, thank you!
    MJ

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  2. It is happy isn’t it. Thank you for the introduction.

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