Category Archives: Walking Tours

Meteor Crater – near Winslow, AZ

April 2, 2019 I wasn’t too sure about going to this site. First, it was privately owned and operated which makes me suspect that it was “just another tourist trap.” Second, being privately owned, how pristine and impressive was the … Continue reading

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Sunset Crater, Wupatki, and Walnut Canyon – near Flagstaff, AZ

April 1-3, 2019 Mother Nature keeps hitting it out of the park. Sunset Crater If you stand on a flat area and look around, every peak you see was once a volcano. The still snow covered San Francisco Peaks appear … Continue reading

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Whoopers!

January 28-31, 2019 Whoopers… aka Whooping Cranes. These are the largest birds in North America. They are on the Federal Endangered list. At one point only 15 birds were located at their southern migration point at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. … Continue reading

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New Orleans Sightseeing

December 1-6, 2018 Musical Legends Park / Bourbon Street / Canal Street Tours Hop On – Hop Off – We opted to buy the three day pass on the hop on-hop off bus. We enjoyed the tours and the narration … Continue reading

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New Orleans – overview

November 30 – December 6, 2018 What a week it was! We decided we don’t really like cities but we LOVED New Orleans. It has great music, awesome food, lots of history and so many things we wanted to do … Continue reading

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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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