Tag: Louisiana

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 #4!

Just past Gumbeaux Gator stands this large cutout of Louisiana that we, of course, had to take pictures in front of! We were just planning on including them in the post about the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau until I stumbled upon this picture of my mom while looking through a box of old photographs, 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

Fearless Finds: Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Stop #1

When driving East down Interstate 10, just after getting off the Calcasieu River Bridge, it’s almost impossible to miss the large, lit-up sign and marquee for the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. But have you ever actually stopped to see what all the fuss is about?! We have to admit, we hadn’t either. However, 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

Fearless Finds: Imperial Calcasieu Museum

  Did you know there is a history museum in Lake Charles? I sure didn’t until a few years ago when I saw the Imperial Calcasieu Museum on a list of extra credit opportunities for one of my college classes, and I enjoyed it so much I knew I had to head back and share Read More

Lake Charles 9/11 Memorial

I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve run down the lakefront boardwalk and never knew I had been so close to two actual steel beams from the World Trade Center. Memorial Point can be seen on the flags hung from the light posts for the stretch of boardwalk surrounding the Lake Charles 9/11 Memorial, Read More

Southern Snapshots: A Roseate Spoonbill

    Out boat-riding one day with Myron, we came across these beautiful Roseate Spoonbills. They were crawfishing in the swamp between the trees that line the Lacassine Bayou. This one even looks like he’s smiling at the camera! P.S. Have any favorite southern snapshots you’d like to share? Comment below or e-mail us at bonveillercher@gmail.com and Read More

Pelicans on Parade #2

Here’s the friend of the Mardi Gras Pelican! He also sits in the parking lot of South College Center on the corner of Bertrand & Johnson in Lafayette. He’s painted up in University of Louisiana at Lafayette garb but, again, has no name plate.       Comment or e-mail locations of other Pelicans on Read More

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