Tag: tourists

Fearless Finds: The Gator Chateau

We held baby gators!! Even after growing up on the bayou, neither me or my mom had ever held a baby gator before. After all, in the wild where there are babies, there are big mamas! So we were so excited to get to check out the Gator Chateau and get our hands on some gators! Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Senator Gator

  Look at those lips! Senator Gator is definitely dressed to impress and gain some supporters. She’s just outside the Magnolia Building in downtown Lake Charles with the lake to her back. With her campaign in mind, I’m sure she’d be up for any future photo ops! Know of any other Gators on the Geaux Read More

Fearless Finds: Bird City

If you read a recent post of ours (click here to catch up!) then you know we love exploring Jungle Gardens! One of our favorite spots though is Bird City. The amazing beginnings of Bird City is what really got me excited about it all. The founder of Jungle Gardens, E. A. McIlhenny, started this rookery in Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: All American Gator

Happy Independence Day!! This patriotic gator is just missing a hat! No really, where did his hat go? My mom is pretty sure she remembers him wearing an Uncle Sam hat in the past, and we can see there definitely used to be something on his head. Regardless he’s still beautiful! He can be found Read More

Bayou Treasures: The Sallier Oak

If only trees could talk!! This beauty is over 375 years old and is on the registry of the Live Oak Society of Louisiana. It stands behind the Imperial Calcasieu Museum and on the site of Charles Sallier’s winter home. Charles Sallier is Lake Charles’s namesake! The tree is so massive; it’s a living miracle! Time Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: C.P. gAtor

This Gator on the Geaux is ready to do some work! He’s got an actual abacus on his back! So cool! He sits on the porch of a local CPA at 724 Kirby Street in Lake Charles, and the artist is Dr. Kathleen Simone Little. Are we missing a Gator on the Geaux? Comment below Read More

Bayou Treasures: Saving the Heywood Building

Have you heard about the Heywood Building? Its fate has been causing a ruckus in Jennings, Louisiana, for the past couple of years. Originally built in the early 1900’s, the building is one of the few remaining from this era left in Jennings. We were lucky enough to sit down with Dusty Chaisson, one of the Read More

Pelicans on Parade #4

How cute is this one!? This Pelican is perched in front of Imaging at Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital on Kaliste Saloom in Lafayette and is fittingly painted as an x-ray. After a bit of research we found out this is actually a replica of the original which was destroyed. You can see from the picture Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Sleepy

He’s wearing a night cap!! How adorable! Sleepy hangs out at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana at 4820 Lake Street in Lake Charles. We didn’t find an artist, but his name was on both his shirt pocket and tail! Spotted a Gator on the Geaux around town lately? Let us know where by leaving a Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: The Phoenix Building Gator

This Gator on the Geaux sits in the balcony of The Phoenix Building at 949 Ryan Street in downtown Lake Charles. We wish we could have gotten closer view! Although we don’t know his official name or the artist behind him (comment below if you do!), he is decked out in a tux and looking Read More

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