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Posts from December 2016

#VisitLakeCharles Videos: Year in Review

12/23/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
In case you missed them, we put out a few videos this year. Check ‘em out! Explore the Creole Nature Trail Sensory overload, too much screen time and the ever-present phone in our pockets. These days it’s much too easy to get caught up in the virtual world. The video showcases a day-in-the-life of “unplugging” and visiting the trail from
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Best of Visit Lake Charles: The 2016 Blog Winners

12/22/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
2016 was our best year yet for the blog. The team and I wrote over 100 blogs – 108 to be exact. Here are the most viewed and highest rated blogs of 2016. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for 2017! Pokémon Go: Where to GEAUX in Lake Charles – 7272 views “While searching for Pikachu, remember to look up from your phone screen and enjoy the
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5 Christmas Cocktails from Bayou Rum

12/19/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
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 ginger infused apple cider (non-alcoholic)* Squeeze of
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Christmas Gumbo Recipe

12/11/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
For many in Southwest Louisiana, the Christmas meal is a big pot of gumbo. Make any it style you like, but I’m partial to a rich and savory bowl of seafood gumbo served along with a big loaf of garlic French bread. Yum…I can almost taste it now. Delicious! It actually works out nicely. You can make your gumbo the day before (or early Christmas Day)
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Catch and Cook

12/8/2016 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary, Outdoors
Have you ever experienced the thrill of being out on the water, rod and reel in hand, when you suddenly feel a strike from a redfish or speckled trout as it hits the end of your line? If not, you certainly should. How could it get any better you ask? Try dining on your catch that same day. Looking back now, being raised on the banks of Big Lake
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