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View From The Cab #4: Up To My Rump In Cypress Stumps

 On this rather unique edition of The View From The Cab, take a ride with me down to my home stomping grounds of Cajun Country.  You’ll hear the accents, the laughs, and experience the good-hearted nature of the kind of people that form the backbone of a great nation.   The only downside is that I simply wasn’t able to send you all a bowl of gumbo.  But don’t worry, I ate enough for everyone. (Photo I took of the interior of the Frog City Travel Plaza, Rayne, LA)

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  1. Jimmy Carter

    I ain’t Cajun, but I put Tabasco on My biscuits, and if Tabasco ain’t available it’s Louisiana Hot Sauce.

  2. Kennedy Smith

    &nbsp;Whoa, whoa, wait, hold on there.&nbsp; The Tadpole Breakfast?&nbsp; Your public demands to know what sumptuous spreads you passed up in favor of the tadpole.

  3. Dave Carter
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    Jimmy Carter: I ain’t Cajun, but I put Tabasco on My biscuits, and if Tabasco ain’t available it’s Louisiana Hot Sauce. · Aug 19 at 4:18pm

    Then you’ll love this stuff, also on sale at the truck stop.

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  4. Dave Carter
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    Kennedy Smith: &nbsp;Whoa, whoa, wait, hold on there.&nbsp; The Tadpole Breakfast?&nbsp; Your public demands to know what sumptuous spreads you passed up in favor of the tadpole. · Aug 19 at 4:25pm

    I took a pass on the Bull Frog Breakfast: &nbsp;Three eggs, grits, hash browns or home fries, and biscuit or toast, and choice of bacon or sausage. &nbsp;Living on the edge? &nbsp;Then go for Richard’s Breakfast (pronounced Reeshard’s), which substitutes Richards sausage as the meat of choice. &nbsp;Wonderful stuff, but I just wasn’t that hungry after a gallon or so of gumbo the night before.&nbsp;

  5. Mel Foil
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2QtyHultEA

    Not under the best circumstances, but a great Cajun accent.

  6. Cas Balicki

    I was in Denver one time on business, and when the day ended I hit a restaurant for supper. When the waiter came by to take my order I ask him for a recommendation, as I hadn’t ever eaten in the place before. He asked me if I liked hot, meaning spicy, food. I said I did. He replied, “Well have the jambalaya. It’s the best thing on the menu and the cheapest, too.” I’ve been in love with Cajun cooking ever since.&nbsp;

    Laissez les bon temps rouler!&nbsp;

  7. Jimmy Carter

    Sweet!

    Thanks, Dave.

    I enjoy pepper sauces in all flavors and varieties.

  8. Dave Carter
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    Jimmy Carter: Sweet!

    Thanks, Dave.

    I enjoy pepper sauces in all flavors and varieties. · Aug 19 at 4:48pm

    It’s the gift that keeps on giving, Jimmy.&nbsp;

  9. Dave Carter
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    etoiledunord

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2QtyHultEA

    Not under the best circumstances, but a great Cajun accent. · Aug 19 at 4:44pm

    Now, fill a room with people that talk like that, give them great food and something to talk about other than a shooting, then sit back and enjoy. &nbsp;

  10. Pilli

    Great post , Dave.

    I know what you mean about accents coming back. &nbsp;After a few days back in my home hills of East Tennessee, I hear my own accent sneaking back. &nbsp;It just sounds natural.

    Your story about the man making rosaries and your love for the good people who know basic truths calls to mind the “hillbillies” I grew up with.

    BTW Some of the original Arcadians that were run out of Canada ended up in the lower Appalachians (E. Tn and W. NC). &nbsp;Think we might be related?

  11. Dave Carter
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    Pilli: Great post , Dave.

    I know what you mean about accents coming back. &nbsp;After a few days back in my home hills of East Tennessee, I hear my own accent sneaking back. &nbsp;It just sounds natural.

    Your story about the man making rosaries and your love for the good people who know basic truths calls to mind the “hillbillies” I grew up with.

    BTW Some of the original Arcadians that were run out of Canada ended up in the lower Appalachians (E. Tn and W. NC). &nbsp;Think we might be related? · Aug 19 at 8:04pm

    I’m reading a book now on the Grand De’rangement, when the Acadians were dispersed from Nova Scotia and scattered all over the place. &nbsp;I wouldn’t be surprised at all if some of them wound up in the Appalachians. &nbsp;

    Related? &nbsp;You never know. &nbsp;BTW, I lived for a couple of years on the GA/TN/NC border. Beautiful area. &nbsp;Speaking of accents, the mountain accents are priceless. &nbsp;

    Glad you enjoyed the podcast, and thanks for listening!

  12. AUMom

    My children swear that my accent changes as soon as I cross the Alabama state line to visit relatives. I would scoff at the notion except I always knew who my dad was talking to on the phone by his accent and cadence.&nbsp;

  13. Pilli
    Dave Carter

    Pilli:&nbsp;

    Related? &nbsp;You never know. &nbsp;BTW, I lived for a couple of years on the GA/TN/NC border. Beautiful area. &nbsp;Speaking of accents, the mountain accents are priceless. &nbsp;

    Glad you enjoyed the podcast, and thanks for listening! · Aug 19 at 8:16pm

    Dad???

  14. Louie Mungaray (Squishy Blue RINO)

    My favorite song about Rayne, Louisiana, for your enjoyment.

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