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Lafayette, La., itinerary

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August 16, 2006

FRIDAY

5 p.m. Check in

Blue Moon Guest House 215 East Convent St.

337-234-2422; 877-766-2583

www.bluemoonhostel.com

Part hostel, part guesthouse, this funky downtown inn includes a communal kitchen, a great bar with live music Wednesday-Sunday, and rooms with private and shared baths, $18-$60.

6:30 p.m. Cafe dinner

Blue Dog Café 1211 West Pinhook Road

337-237-0005 http://bluedogcafe.com

9:30 p.m. Local mixer

Dance the night away at the Blue Moon Saloon. This outdoor party can last till the wee hours.

SATURDAY

8:30 a.m. Zydeco breakfast

Café Des Amis 140 East Bridge St., Breaux Bridge

337-332-5273 www.cafedesamis.com

2 p.m. Stroll downtown

More than 50 specialty shops featuring regional art, crafts, antiques, books, jewelry. A few musts include the Jefferson Street Market, Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery , Teche Drugs & Gifts , and Odell Pottery . Stop at Dwyer's Café (323 Jefferson St., 337-235-9364 ) for smothered pork chops.

7:30 p.m. Dinner and dancing

Mulate's 325 Mills Ave., Breaux Bridge 337-332-4648 www.mulates.com

SUNDAY

10 a.m. History live

Vermilionville 300 Fisher Road 337-233-4077 www.vermilionville.org

Re-creates a historic 18th-century Cajun village. Lunch at La Cuisine De Maman Restaurant, where chicken and sausage gumbo is a specialty, $8.99-$9.99.

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