Tag: downtown

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 Read More

Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park

There is lots to see around the Lake Charles Civic Center and along the boardwalk but none is as important and worthy of a visit as the Veterans Memorial Park. Each war is recognized such as the helicopter honoring the Vietnam veterans. You can even purchase a brick to celebrate your own veteran! For more Read More

Southern Snapshots: Central School Arts & Humanities Center

    This treasure, the Central School Arts and Humanities Center, is located at 809 Kirby Street in Lake Charles. They don’t make schools like this anymore. Notice the marked “Girls” entrance to the school; this was built in 1912 when boys and girls were separated during school. Now it houses a variety of local businesses and Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Cajun Country Gator

Another Gator on the Geaux down! This work of art can be found in the Lake Charles Civic Center right when you walk into the front entrance. Perfectly named “Cajun Country Gator,” this one features just about everything that we love about the Lake Charles area from the beautiful skyline to the nature surrounding the Read More

Fearless Finds: Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau Stop #1

When driving East down Interstate 10, just after getting off the Calcasieu River Bridge, it’s almost impossible to miss the large, lit-up sign and marquee for the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. But have you ever actually stopped to see what all the fuss is about?! We have to admit, we hadn’t either. However, Read More

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, Read More

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 Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux #2: Gris Gris Gator

  Look at our latest gator find! It’s Gris Gris Gator!! When we first started researching and looking for Gators on the Geaux we found a picture of this voodoo lady gator, and we were crossing our fingers she was still around somewhere! Then, on a misty night, we loaded up in Myron’s truck with Read More

Fearless Finds: The Strand Theatre

  My mom and I have always been lovers of old movies. We love seeing the fashion and technology of the past, and some of our all-time favorite actors and actresses are from old Hollywood. So you can only imagine our excitement when we found out The Strand Theatre in Jennings, Louisiana, is showing old Read More

Fearless Finds: Pint House Pizzaria

  I get so excited when there are new restaurants in town, and if it’s a favorite of mine like pizza I just have to go! Pint House Pizzaria at 329 Broad Street in Lake Charles opened in July of 2014 and has such amazing pizza combinations, desserts, beers, and more!   Although we opted Read More

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