Hanging Out In Cajun Country – Sam Houston Jones State Park

Swamp Trail

The Southwestern Region of Louisiana is known by some as “Cajun Country” and boasts both bayous and big cities.  Our first stop in the Pelican state was Sam Houston Jones State Park.  It is located at 107 Sutherland Road, Lake Charles, Louisiana at the confluence of the Houston & Calcasieu Rivers and Indian Bayou. The landscape is obviously in stark contrast with the […]

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“Houston, we’ve had a problem ” – Space Center Houston

F1 Engine

The quote “Houston, we’ve had a problem”  is forever linked to the city of Houston.  On April 11, 1970, John Swigert Jr of Apollo 13 reported a problem to mission control in Space City. This mission was known as the most successful failure in NASA history.  However, it was the 1995 film, Apollo 13, that cemented the misquoted version in our minds, “Houston, we have a […]

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The Missions of San Antonio

Church at Mission San Jose

Besides the River Walk, there are several other touristy things to do while in San Antonio.  We were lucky to be able to take two tours – a personal one with Susan and Bob of Travel-Bug, and a paid one by Alamo Tours.  Our opinion – unless you are lucky enough to be friends with Susan and Bob, you’re better off […]

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The River Walk – San Antonio, Texas

When Susan of Travel Bug knew we were heading east and would pass thru Texas, she recommended the River Walk in San Antonio.  What’s more interesting is that they were staying at the park where we planned to live during our stay.  Yet another blogger to meet in person! When we arrived there our new friends, Susan and Bob, graciously gave […]

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