Each year on my birthday, which happens to coincide with the peak of the spring bird migration, my spouse and I travel the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road . Starting in Sulphur, we travel LA-27 to Sabine National Wildlife Refuge , to Johnson Bayou and Peveto Woods, Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary on LA-82. And from there it’s again on LA-27 to
Prior to visiting Southwest Louisiana last August I had no idea what culinary delights were offered in the region. Of course, I knew gumbo and jambalaya were popular, but I had never heard of boudin or tried crawfish . Needless to say, since then, my taste buds have been introduced to a whole new region of food and they couldn’t be happier.
I am thrilled to share with you an attraction that engages the senses as well as the imagination, Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point! Adventure Point is a fun, free attraction along the western gateway of the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, which is geared toward an educational, immersive experience showcasing the culture, food, music
My family and I moved to Lake Charles in the summer of 2007. I immediately fell in love with everything about this fascinating state. Because the music, art, language, landscape, and customs were so different to me, every day was a new adventure. This was especially true for Louisiana culinary traditions. I was introduced to foods I’d never heard
By Linda Aksomitis Witness the cannon fire on May 2 as the city militia try to defend the seawall only to be overtaken by Jean Lafitte. Photo by David Aksomitis There’s nothing like a good pirate story—or event—to lure me into driving two thousand miles. And Louisiana Pirate Festival in Lake Charles proved to be all I hoped for. I’ve
A hint of salt rode on the gentle breeze as the wings of terns, cormorants, herrings, and egrets whistled in the southern wind. The air temperature was perfect, a cool, yet comfortable seventy-two degrees as the sun met the horizon, setting on a dream day in the life of an outdoor writer. From the balcony of our room at the Golden Nugget in Lake
By my best guess in talking to the locals, the 45-degree weather is a bit chilly for late March. A cold front blew through and shifted the wind from the familiar southerly direction to the north. It isn’t a hard wind (at least by Texas Panhandle standards) but is steady nonetheless. From my hotel, the drive is short and twenty minutes is all it