Month: June 2016

Pelicans on Parade #4

How cute is this one!? This Pelican is perched in front of Imaging at Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital on Kaliste Saloom in Lafayette and is fittingly painted as an x-ray. After a bit of research we found out this is actually a replica of the original which was destroyed. You can see from the picture […]

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Southern Snapshots: A Flowery Stop

    Exploring downtown Jennings one day we realized some of the stop signs were inside these giant pots filled with flowers!! They’re so beautiful and completely change the look of the streets! Then we found out that the Jennings Garden Club is responsible. Thank you so much for adding more beauty to the street […]

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Vintage Memories: The Hayes Store

      In honor of my dad’s birthday today, we decided to show a different side of him as a young entrepreneur. Here he is photographed with me holding their first dollar at their gas station and convenience store on Highway 14 in Hayes, Louisiana. It was taken in October of 1968 when I […]

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Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Sleepy

He’s wearing a night cap!! How adorable! Sleepy hangs out at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana at 4820 Lake Street in Lake Charles. We didn’t find an artist, but his name was on both his shirt pocket and tail! Spotted a Gator on the Geaux around town lately? Let us know where by leaving a […]

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Fearless Finds: Lakeside Hospitality for You and Your Dog

  I love this taste of true Southern hospitality! I actually found this little watering hole a few years back on a run, and I am so excited to share it with y’all! Just off the sidewalk on the lakeside of Shell Beach Drive is this adorable fountain for human and pet use. As you turn the […]

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Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: The Phoenix Building Gator

This Gator on the Geaux sits in the balcony of The Phoenix Building at 949 Ryan Street in downtown Lake Charles. We wish we could have gotten closer view! Although we don’t know his official name or the artist behind him (comment below if you do!), he is decked out in a tux and looking […]

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Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Ed Drew Gator

  This Gator on the Geaux was an interesting find for us because we had no clue who H.C. Drew was until we did a bit of research. Harrison C. Drew was a businessman and state senator at the end of the 19th century who upon his death left half of his estate to provide […]

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Fearless Finds: Jungle Gardens

When most people think of Avery Island, the Tabasco Factory comes to mind (be on the lookout for a post about the Tabasco Factory in the near future!), but Jungle Gardens is another amazing attraction on the island! Spanning over 150 acres, Jungle Gardens has beautiful foliage, birds, and several interesting historical artifacts, and all […]

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Following the Louisiana Antique Trail: The Steamer Trunk

We have another downtown Jennings, Louisiana, find for you, and this time it’s on the Louisiana Antique Trail! Nova Barnes opened The Steamer Trunk in December of 2012 fulfilling her dream of having a shop on Main Street and loves to fill her shop with things her customers will “treasure and not just fill space.” The […]

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Vintage Memories: Victor Monsour’s “Greo”

  Back in the 90’s I worked at Victor Monsour’s studio. One day he came and asked me to follow him because he had something to show me. He led me to the living room of the studio, pointed to a photograph hanging up on the wall, and said “out of all the pictures I’ve […]

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