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Posts from April 2015

Catching the Spring Bird Migration

4/28/2015 by John K. Flores
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
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7 Must Try Southwest Louisiana Foods

4/24/2015 by Deb Thompson
Posted In:  Culinary
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.
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The Unique Experience of Southwest Louisiana Food

4/16/2015 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
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
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Louisiana Pirate Festival 2015

4/15/2015 by Linda Aksomitis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
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
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My Springtime Adventure in Southwest Louisiana

4/14/2015 by Nate Skinner
Posted In:  Gaming, Outdoors
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
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Making Memories on Big Lake

4/8/2015 by Russell Graves
Posted In:  Outdoors
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
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