Tag: things to do

30 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: See You Later, Alligator  0

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Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: See You Later, Alligator | bonveillercher.comThis Gator on the Geaux fits in perfectly outside the travel agency at 1407 West Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles. His tail is covered in foreign countries, and it appears he once had a camera around his neck! The artist is Fred Stark.

Help us find all the Gators on the Geaux! Comment below or e-mail us at bonveillercher@gmail.com!

Keep smiling!Lexi

27 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Regulator Gator  0

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Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Regulator Gator | bonveillercher.comWe had to travel just outside of Lake Charles for this official Gator on the Geaux located inside the Iowa Police Station. He’s all decked out in his police uniform, white gloves and all! The artist is Myka Guidry.

Let us know of any Gators on the Geaux we are missing in the comments below or an e-mail to bonveillercher@gmail.com!

Keep smiling!Lexi

19 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: The Red Gator of Big Lake  2

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: The Red Gator of Big Lake | bonveillercher.com

 

It’s a surprise Gator on the Geaux! My boyfriend and I were just driving around Big Lake and spotted this lovely Gator under the carport of a house.Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: The Red Gator of Big Lake | bonveillercher.com

Luckily the owner was there and was so kind to tell us all about it! Lois Manena said she bought this Gator on the Geaux from a fundraiser in Lake Charles. Originally it was designed as a fisherwoman, but after it was knocked down and broken in half during a storm she had it fixed and repainted. Now she dresses it up for each season and holiday!

Do you or anyone you know have a Gator on the Geaux hidden away at home? Please let us know because we would love to come take pictures and share it!

Loving-2Blife-2CKatrina

 

18 Jul 2016

Fearless Finds: The Sloppy Taco  0

Fearless Finds: The Sloppy Taco | bonveillercher.com

Is it Taco Tuesday yet?! Well it’s only Monday, but we have tacos to share with you today! The new rage right now in Lake Charles is the Sloppy Taco food truck, and I was lucky enough to be working in Iowa, Louisiana, when they made a stop there last month!Fearless Finds: The Sloppy Taco | bonveillercher.com

The Sloppy Taco food truck drives and parks around Lake Charles and surrounding areas to sell their delicious foods, and when I saw them they were attending a fundraiser for a local cheerleading team. Since it was our first time to try it, my boyfriend and I ordered a few different items to try. I absolutely loved the Chicken Tacos! The Sloppy Tacos and Ribeye Roll were tough to beat too! There’s so much stuff on the tacos, and the sauces are delicious! For all the food you get, the prices are definitely reasonable.

The Sloppy Taco’s Headquarters is 2500 Kirkman St, Lake Charles, Louisiana, but to see where they’re parked you can go to their website, sloppytacotruck.com, where they have a tentative monthly schedule. Also follow them on Facebook to find out where they’ll be and when!Fearless Finds: The Sloppy Taco | bonveillercher.com

So if you happen to see the Sloppy Taco Truck around town, make an effort to stop and try them out! You won’t be disappointed!

Loving-2Blife-2CKatrina

17 Jul 2016

Fearless Finds: Java Joltz UPDATE!  0

Fearless Finds: Java Joltz UPDATE! | bonveillercher.com

Try out a different flavor of coffee? Yes, please! And as usual Java Joltz did not disappoint! We first visited Java Joltz about a year ago (click here to read that post!), and we were very excited to get back and see what’s new and talk about their recent venture into using the Waitr app.Fearless Finds: Java Joltz UPDATE! | bonveillercher.com

Well Java Joltz is cozy as ever! And we love the new chalkboard wall with the menu! They of course had a long list of mouth-watering flavors, so we each ordered one and grabbed a cupcake to share! The cupcakes are from a local baker, Denise Benoit, and wow! It was so delicious! I loved my French Kiss frappe, and my mom didn’t hesitate to gulp down the Latte of the Day, Ferrero Rocher!

Although we didn’t try any out, Java Joltz also offers soups and sandwiches. And you don’t have to leave your house to enjoy any of it (as long as you live near Jennings, of course)! Java Joltz is now apart of the ever-expanding Waitr app. If you’re unfamiliar with the Waitr app, it’s basically a delivery company for a variety of restaurants. Just download the free app, find the restaurant you’re craving, and order! Simple as that!Fearless Finds: Java Joltz UPDATE! | bonveillercher.com

Java Joltz said it’s been a great addition so far, and they can’t wait to see how it expands once word gets out about the app! Check out their Facebook page to keep up to date with their daily specials and events!

Well our love for Java Joltz is still going strong. Our only question is, how about another location closer to us?!

Keep smiling!Lexi

13 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Bowtie Marina’s Pirate Gator  0

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Bowtie Marina's Pirate Gator | bonveillercher.com

 

It wouldn’t be Lake Charles without a few pirate Gators on the Geaux, and we found our first one at Bowtie Marina! Although he appears to be missing his headpiece, he still has his weapons in his pockets! This Gator on the Geaux stands on the deck to keep watch over the marina and welcome all boats that arrive!

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Bowtie Marina's Pirate Gator | bonveillercher.comThere was no plaque with a name or artist, so if you know any information about him please comment below or send us an e-mail at bonveillercher@gmail.com!

 

Keep smiling!Lexi

07 Jul 2016

Fearless Finds: The Gator Chateau  0

The Gator Chateau

We held baby gators!! Even after growing up on the bayou, neither me or my mom had ever held a baby gator before. After all, in the wild where there are babies, there are big mamas! So we were so excited to get to check out the Gator Chateau and get our hands on some gators!

bonveillercher.com (14)The Gator Chateau is located in the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park at 100 Rue de l’Acadie in Jennings, Louisiana, and offers a great opportunity to both learn about and interact with live alligators. They fosters baby gators until they are old enough to go into the wild. While they are being fostered they are hand fed and easily handled.

We got to hold T-Gaston. He was about a year old and appeared to be seriously bored by our enthusiasm!

bonveillercher.com (15)The worker who helped us was very informative instructing us in proper handling as well as educating us about other gator facts. Through a window in the Gator Chateau you can see a few larger gators and even a snapping turtle or two. One of the turtles was said to be over seventy years old!

The best part about the Gator Chateau is it’s free! Yes! It costs nothing to learn a little and get your hands around a baby alligator! So load up the kids and spend a day at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park. A perfect and inexpensive day could be a little picnic, have some fun on the playgrounds, feed some ducks, and hold a baby gator!bonveillercher.com (13)

The Gator Chateau is open year-round Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm. From June to September to you can watch them feed the gators on Fridays at 3:30!

Keep smiling!Lexi

06 Jul 2016

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Senator Gator  0

Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Senator Gator |Lake Charles, Louisiana | bonveillercher.com

 

Look at those lips! Senator Gator is definitely dressed to impress and gain some supporters. She’s just outside the Magnolia Building in downtown Lake Charles with the lake to her back. With her campaign in mind, I’m sure she’d be up for any future photo ops!Huntin' Gators on the Geaux: Senator Gator |Lake Charles, Louisiana | bonveillercher.com

Know of any other Gators on the Geaux hanging around? Comment below or e-mail us at bonveillercher@gmail.com and let us know where to hunt next!

 

Keep smiling!Lexi

 

 

05 Jul 2016

Fearless Finds: Bird City  0

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If you read a recent post of ours (click here to catch up!) then you know we love exploring Jungle Gardens! One of our favorite spots though is Bird City.

bonveillercher.com (11)The amazing beginnings of Bird City is what really got me excited about it all. The founder of Jungle Gardens, E. A. McIlhenny, started this rookery in the 1890’s to combat local poachers using feathers for hats. He began with just eight baby snowy egrets! When it was time to migrate in the fall, he let them fly; six returned in the spring! And they brought their mates!

Now each year thousands of snowy egrets make their way to Southwest Louisiana each year to nest and raise their young. There is an ideal lookout for visitors to watch the birds, and it’s truly an amazing sight! Its proof what impact a single person can truly have on the world!

For more information about Bird City and Jungle Gardens itself go to junglegardens.org. There you will find hours, attractions, tours, and prices! It’s a great way to spend a sunny summer day as you can drive through in your vehicle, stay in the air conditioning, and make a few quick treks for up-close views! Plus the photo ops are endless!

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Do you have a favorite spot at Jungle Gardens? Please share it with us in a comment below!

Keep smiling!Lexi