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Weather in Southwest Louisiana

In Southwest Louisiana, you never know what to expect when it comes to weather! You could be wearing sweaters and gloves in the morning and then be in your t-shirt and shorts just a few hours later. On average, the temperature in Lake Charles in the winter months ranges from the mid-40s to mid-60s…

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5 Things I Learned from Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras: King cake, parades, beads, krewe… sure, these are all part of it. If this is all you know about this Louisiana tradition, though, you’re missing out on the best of it! Celebrating my first Mardi Gras in Lake Charles last year, I discovered the secret — what makes Mardi Gras truly…

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How to Eat Boiled Crawfish

In Louisiana, every meal is a celebration. One of my favorite food festivities is a crawfish boil . Boiled in a large pot and liberally seasoned, it's not unusual to see a single person go through at least 5 pounds of these delicious critters. Not to mention my hubby, who can peel through 10+ pounds…

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It's Mardi Gras Time in Lake Charles!

Here in Southwest Louisiana, Mardi Gras is an exciting time! This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 9. But leading up to Fat Tuesday, Southwest Louisiana offers a ton of events and better still, Lake Charles’ Mardi Gras is family-friendly. ( For a downloadable event & parade schedule, click here)…

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