Tag: gator

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #6 The Gator Pond

Well now that we’ve shown you the two fake gators, we’ve finally got to the real ones!! Just a little walk from the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau is a fenced pond with at least four adult gators along with turtles and other natural wildlife. The area makes it super easy to see everything Read More

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #5 The Creole Nature Trail Virtual Tour

Just next to the large Louisiana state cutout is a familiar sight if you’ve been following our blog or have done any traveling around the backroads of Southwest Louisiana: a Creole Nature Trail marker! The Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau is the perfect place to start a trip down the Creole Nature Trail with Read More

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #3 Gumbeaux Gator!

Does he still exist? Just outside of the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau is a beautiful topiary of the legendary Gumbeaux Gator. Lexi had never even heard of him, so we saw the topiary as a flashback to my childhood. Then lo and behold Lexi goes to the ReALLIEty Challenge, and they annouce that Gumbeaux Gator is in the Read More

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #2 & Gator on the Geaux “Clotile”

We were super excited to find the beautiful Clotile inside the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau! As our fourth Gator on the Geaux to feature, Clotile is definitely a Lake Charles treasure. The people of SWLA even had a hand in naming her, and I love that they chose a Cajun name! We were Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux #3: Jesta-Gator

I’m really excited to share the story behind finding this Gator on the Geaux! JestaGator is hanging out just outside the door of Dr. Lee Monlezun, Jr. at 801 Bayou Pines West, right off Lake Street. We found him the night mom and I teamed up with Myron and Jacob to do some nighttime gator Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux #2: Gris Gris Gator

  Look at our latest gator find! It’s Gris Gris Gator!! When we first started researching and looking for Gators on the Geaux we found a picture of this voodoo lady gator, and we were crossing our fingers she was still around somewhere! Then, on a misty night, we loaded up in Myron’s truck with Read More

Huntin’ for Gators on the Geaux #1

Remember this amazing piece of art we discovered at the Cameron Prairie Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center? Well he’s inspired us to start huntin’ for Gators on the Geaux! Gators on the Geaux is a public art project in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and although many gators have been stolen and/or destroyed, there are still many hanging Read More

The Creole Nature Trail: Cameron Prairie Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Roadtrip time!   Our day began with a stop at Chesson’s Grocery on La 27 for gas. When we drove up I noticed a brightly green colored alligator statue out front. I had to have a picture of it! So while Myron, my boyfriend, pumped gas, I went over to see exactly what it was. Read More

Welcome!

Hi y’all! Welcome to Bon veiller, cher and our very first post! We are Katrina and Lexi, a mother-daughter team living in small-town Southwest Louisiana. We have always had a very special bond and shared a great love for our home state, and now that we are both adults, we find ourselves yearning for more Read More

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