Angie Kay Dilmore
Meet The Author
Angie Kay Dilmore

In June 2007, Angie Kay Dilmore and her family moved from their hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. to Lake Charles, La. The transition from Steeler Country to Cajun Country has been an ongoing adventure. Follow this freelance writer as she continues her journey in a new state, a new town, at angiekaydilmore.blogspot.com.  

Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

Kayaking Lake Charles Waterways 🛶

Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of waterways – shimmering lakes, meandering rivers, mysterious bayous, cypress swamps, and salt grass marshes – and where there is water, there are boats. Sailboats, motorboats, bass boats, fishing trawlers, and pirogues . . . but me? I love to kayak! Kayaking…

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5 Christmas Cocktails from Bayou Rum

Are you planning a party this holiday season? Impress your guests with Christmas cocktails that add sizzle and sparkle to your spirits. Enjoy these recipes made with Southwest Louisiana’s own Bayou Rum. 1. YULETIDE COCKTAIL 1.5 oz Bayou Spiced Rum .5 oz vanilla vodka 2 oz cranberry juice 2 oz…

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What to take home from Southwest Louisiana

When you travel, you probably like to take home a memento or two as reminders of the good time you had while on vacation – magnets, pens, keychains, t-shirts, postcards . . . you’ve seen the typical tourist shops! But if you want to take home something more unique to Southwest Louisiana (SWLA), here…

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Catch and Cook in Southwest Louisiana

Imagine you and your friends spend a perfect day out on the water and you reel them in all the way to the limit. You take the requisite photos to commemorate your catch. Then what? If you’re not keen on cooking your own catfish (or whatever might be hanging on your stringer) consider Louisiana’s…

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Lake Charles Celebrates International Yoga Day 🧘

When traveling, it’s often difficult to stick to your normal exercise routine. Lake Charles has an event for that! June 21 is International Yoga Day. Joining cities across the globe, we’ll celebrate with Summer Solstice Yoga in the Park. This free community event will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m…

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3 Cool Pools for Southwest Louisiana Summertime Fun

Summertime in Southwest Louisiana means two words: hot and humid! Make plans to beat the heat at the Lake Area’s coolest pools. Southwest Louisiana boasts three fabulous pool complexes to keep you comfortable and entertained during the sweltering Gulf Coast summer. Sulphur Parks & Recreation…

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Bayou Rum adds Coffee House with a Touch of History

One of Southwest Louisiana’s biggest tourist destinations recently added even more incentive to visit this popular attraction. Louisiana Spirits Distillery in Lacassine, La., not far from Lake Charles, makers of the famous Bayou Rum brand, opened Café du Bayou, a coffee shop set in a rustic…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Brunch

This Sunday is all about Mom and what better way to show your appreciation than to give Mom a break from kitchen duties and head out for Sunday Brunch. Lake Charles offers a myriad of brunch options to choose from. Jack Daniel’s Bar and Grill® at L’Auberge Casino Resort offers an impressive Bloody…

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