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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

Beyond Alligators – What to Look for along the Creole Nature Trail

12/4/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
One of the thrills of exploring the Creole Nature Trail is spotting alligators lurking near the many waterways you’ll discover along this All-American Road. But there is so much more to see throughout “Louisiana’s Outback.” Don’t limit yourself to gator seeking! Here are several suggestions to add excitement to your adventure. Begin your journey at
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Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles

11/8/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  History
History buffs visiting Lake Charles will appreciate the efforts of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. Three years ago, this group initiated the Lost Landmarks project. The program strives to preserve the history of significant buildings, once a vital part of the Lake Charles community, that no longer exist. The Society has thus far
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An Evening at the Races

10/11/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Gaming
How often have you driven down I-10 West and seen signs for Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino? Have you been there? Recently, I went for the opening day of Thoroughbred Season. Being newbies to Louisiana horse racing, my husband Bob and I were excited! The first step at horse racing is to buy an Official Program. This booklet tells you all about the
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Lake Charles Spa Services for Every Budget

10/3/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
You know those days when you long for a little “me” time, a bit of pampering and relaxation? Several area day spas offer a full range of services and amenities – from reasonable to luxurious in cost -- all sure to bring the pep back into your step! So no matter your budget, there are affordable services to meet your needs. Here is only a small
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Mantripping: Things for Guys to Do Around Lake Charles

9/10/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Southwest Louisiana is the perfect destination for guys to get away for some much-deserved rest, recreation, and fun! Do you love the great outdoors? Southwest Louisiana is a Sportsman’s Paradise! Below are only a few activities you’ll find waiting for you in this corner of the Bayou State. Golf Southwest Louisiana is home to several public golf
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8 Ways to Get Around Lake Charles

7/27/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
While you’re visiting Southwest Louisiana, you’ll want to experience as many sights and sounds as possible. To maximize your enjoyment, take advantage of the many different ways to travel throughout the region. Each mode of transportation offers a uniquely different perspective. 1. Personal Vehicle – The most common way to experience Southwest
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Suppertime in Sulphur

6/23/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
When visiting Southwest Louisiana, the town of Sulphur offers many worthy destinations – Adventure Point and the gateway to the Creole Nature Trail , the Brimstone Museum , and Henning Cultural Center . You’ll find great shopping too. Check out Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures . And while you’re out exploring, you’re likely to get hungry. No problem! There
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Where Ladies Go for Lunch

5/18/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
***Updated June 28, 2017*** When ladies meet up for lunch, it’s about more than good food. Girlfriends seek out establishments with atmospheres conducive to conversation. They want to talk and catch up on things without the imposition of televisions blaring the latest sports trivia and loud music insisting they shout at each other. When it comes to
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