After reading my previous post, you might think all we did was sit around being fat and happy the entire week. Well yeah, but it’s not in our nature to let the grass grow under our feet no matter how full our tummies are 🙂 Although the mountains we’ve been yearning for are still hundreds of miles ahead, we were able […]
…and boy did we ever! But first, since we were camping in the capital city of Louisiana – Baton Rouge – we wanted to tour the state capitol building. Having visited eight so far, we continue to be amazed by what we learn at each one. So how about the history and unique features of this capitol building?
At the River Walk in New Orleans were 22 plaques describing interesting facts about the mighty Mississippi River. One thing we learned is that this mud-laden water has flowed over 2,350 miles and takes about 66 days to get from Lake Itasca, Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Our crossing of the Mississippi River was a unique trip, according to […]
Dang, we missed Mardi Gras? Oh well, let’s just walk around and sightsee instead. The city of New Orleans is synonymous with Mardi Gras, Creole cuisine, Super Bowl XLVII, Jazz music, beignets and Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is also known by other names such as the “Big Easy” because of its gentle, slow and easy-going way of life. Or the “Crescent […]
“Is that train moving?” Steve asked repeatedly. After peering behind us I replied that it was moving – toward us! That blaring horn was telling us to get out of its way. “Let’s get out of here!” Steve yelled in exasperation, while I nervously signaled oncoming car traffic to stop. They were not slowing down nor giving us enough space […]
Now back to our regular programming. The last two anniversary posts, hiking and biking faves, were fun to write not only for the sharing part but because they brought back fond memories as we discussed and voted on them together. Now where were we? “Pass the Tabasco, please.” We hear this in restaurants, diners, even at home, that’s how famous […]
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 […]