By Rachel Cutrer
In July, Mollie and I traveled to Sulphur, Louisiana to judge the Braford Junior Nationals. We had a great time on the “girls trip” and I highly recommend this area of Louisiana. The show was a very high quality show and gave me a big appreciation for Braford cattle in this area of the gulf coast.
Transportation: This was a pretty easy drive for us, and was about 3 hours. Once you get past downtown Houston, it was I-10 all the way and made for a good trip. Of course, we stopped at Buc-Cees for a midway snack.
Entertainment: Mollie and I are true crime junkies so we listened to the Diane Downs story.
Lodging: We will give this one a 2 out of 5 stars. The show put us up at the Best Western Plus in Sulphur, Louisiana. The rooms were decent, but the general atmosphere didn’t seem very safe for us and we felt uncomfortable, especially after dark walking from the parking lot to the hotel. To Mollie’s disappointment, the pool was not functional, it was green and full of algae.
Dining: We give this a 5 star review! Our best meal was at Restaurant Calla in Lake Charles. We shared a great meal here with some former BRC camp alumni and had a great night of visiting and chatting. We started with a meat and cheese board, and a hummus board. Mollie had the burger and I had the redfish. It was amazing! Great restaurant and great atmosphere.
Fun Stops: We did a quick stop at Gator Country in Beaumont. This is Mollie’s second time to visit here, and she loves it. It was super hot, so we only stayed for a little while, but it was still a good time, and pretty affordable.