Category Archives: Walking Tours

Jefferson Island & Rip Van Winkle Gardens

November 29, 2018 When we arrived we were greeted by the resident peacocks. One even posed for us on the roof of the welcome sign. Given the time of year (late November) we were not surprised that few plants were … Continue reading

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Avery Island, Tabasco Factory Tour, Jungle Gardens

November 28, 2018 Who here hasn’t heard of Tabasco Sauce? I expect the answer is very, very few. Well, EVERY bottle of Tabasco Sauce that you have ever seen in person or movies was bottled on Avery Island in New … Continue reading

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Acadian Culture Center, Lafayette Visitor Center, Cajun Food, and Frog City RV Park

November 23, 2018 Acadian Culture Center THIS is where you find out what all this Acadian, Cajun, and Evangeline stuff is. It is ALL OVER this area. Roads, buildings, billboards, company names… you name it, it has Cajun, Acadian or … Continue reading

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Vermilionville

November 21, 2018 The original Vermilionville was named for the Vermilion that grew wild in this area. It was the first town built by the Acadians when they relocated here. The town was later renamed Lafayette. The Vermilionville that we … Continue reading

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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

November 16, 2018 The trading post that would become Fort St. Jean Baptiste and the town of Natchitoches was founded over 300 years ago. The site they chose was ideal for making trade connections. The Red River flowed into the … Continue reading

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Natchitoches, Louisiana

November 15-19, 2018 We had a very busy five days in Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish). We took a guided tour of the town and a fort, visited a museum, and spent a day at the Cane River Creole National Historic Park. … Continue reading

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Hot Springs Fordyce Bathhouse

November 7, 2018 The Fordyce Bathhouse holds the National Park Visitor Center. You can tour the entire building from the hot spring bubbling up in the basement, up to the men’s and women’s spa rooms on the first floor, the … Continue reading

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