Category: bayou treasures

Bayou Treasures: The Sallier Oak

If only trees could talk!! This beauty is over 375 years old and is on the registry of the Live Oak Society of Louisiana. It stands behind the Imperial Calcasieu Museum and on the site of Charles Sallier’s winter home. Charles Sallier is Lake Charles’s namesake! The tree is so massive; it’s a living miracle! Time […]

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Bayou Treasures: Saving the Heywood Building

Have you heard about the Heywood Building? Its fate has been causing a ruckus in Jennings, Louisiana, for the past couple of years. Originally built in the early 1900’s, the building is one of the few remaining from this era left in Jennings. We were lucky enough to sit down with Dusty Chaisson, one of the […]

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Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #4!

Just past Gumbeaux Gator stands this large cutout of Louisiana that we, of course, had to take pictures in front of! We were just planning on including them in the post about the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau until I stumbled upon this picture of my mom while looking through a box of old photographs, […]

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Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #3 Gumbeaux Gator!

Does he still exist? Just outside of the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau is a beautiful topiary of the legendary Gumbeaux Gator. Lexi had never even heard of him, so we saw the topiary as a flashback to my childhood. Then lo and behold Lexi goes to the ReALLIEty Challenge, and they annouce that Gumbeaux Gator is in the […]

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Lake Charles 9/11 Memorial

I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve run down the lakefront boardwalk and never knew I had been so close to two actual steel beams from the World Trade Center. Memorial Point can be seen on the flags hung from the light posts for the stretch of boardwalk surrounding the Lake Charles 9/11 Memorial, […]

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States on Skates Rolls through Cajun Country

    Have you seen five tall and tanned ladies skating around the back-roads of Louisiana? When I heard about States on Skates, a group of roller derby ladies from Colorado skating across eight states in 78 days to raise awareness for domestic, sexual, and child abuse, I thought to myself, ‘if only I could […]

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Bilbo Cemetery & the Millennium Statue

Our favorite way to find new and exciting ideas for the blog is to just drive around and see where the city brings us! This is how we discovered the amazing Millennium Statue of Jesus Christ. Once we spotted it through the trees, we had to get a closer look! The statue is in Bilbo […]

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Following the Louisiana Antique Trail: Rooster’s Antique Market

After coming across Rooster’s Antique Market’s Facebook page, we couldn’t wait to make our way to Lafayette to check it out! Then when we got there and discovered the Louisiana Antique Trail brochure, everything just fell together so well, and this blog series was born!   Rooster’s is at 3209 Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette, Louisiana, and […]

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Following the Louisiana Antique Trail

Since I was little, my mom and I have loved antiques and shopping for vintage items. I love finding unique pieces or discovering the stories from the past, and each antique shop is different from last. Looking around one a while back we found a brochure for the Louisiana Antique Trail that listed 95 stores […]

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A Shrimp Boat in Cameron

The drive down to Cameron is different than when I was young. Now, after the hurricanes, everything has changed. But one thing the hurricane did not take away is the spirit of the shrimper and their heart and soul, the shrimp boat. One shrimp boat in particular caught my eye as we drove down the […]

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