Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA…

After 4 great nights at Poche’s Fish n’ Camp, we pulled out and drove a whopping 60 miles to Baton Rouge to visit the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Since we were only going to be there for one night, we decided to ‘rough it’ in the Bass Pro Shops parking lot… (technically Denham Springs, but […]

Tabasco factory tour & Zoosiana, Lafayette, Louisiana…

On our last day in Lafayette, we decided to head a little south to New Iberia, were we had the Best house tour ever before hitting the Tabasco factory tour !  (If you missed my post on it, you can find our Rip Van Winkle post here…) Afterwards, we drove over to Avery Island to […]

More family fun in Lafayette, Louisiana…

After we visited Vermilionville, we decided to stop just up the street at the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center (National Historic Park).   Vaughn liked it right off because (get ready for a rabbit trail)…  We ate lunch after we had finished touring Vermilionville, and since we hadn’t brought toothbrushes, the gum was handed around […]

Vermilionville – Louisiana Cajun and Creole living history village…

There is so much to see and do in Lafayette!  I wish that we had set aside more time to explore the area.  While we were there, we did have time to take in several fun, family-friendly stops.  Our first roadschooling stop was at Vermilionville… Vermilionville is “A Cajun/Creole Heritage and Folklife park”.  In other […]

Poche’s Fish N’ Camp Campground, (near Lafayette), LA…

After we finished visiting Monroe, LA, we trekked south to a little town just east of Lafayette, called Breaux Bridge.  Here we stayed, for 4 nights, at… Poche’s is an 85 acre, back to nature, peaceful campground that has 88 full hookup campsites, available in both 30 amp and 50 amp. The office has a […]

The Biedenharn Museum (loved the Bible Museum. seriously.)

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While we were in Monroe, Louisiana, we had to stop at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens… The Biedenharn Gardens is located on the property of Joseph Biedenharn, who in 1894, expanded his candy company and became the first person to bottle Coca-Cola.  He lived in Monroe, with his wife and daughter, and was active in […]

Chennault Aviation Museum, Monroe, LA…

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While we were visiting the hometown of Duck Commanders, we drove just a couple of miles up the road to what was a fav Louisiana stop for my guys.  Located in Monroe, the Chennault Aviation Museum is a fantastic stop for any history/military buff.  Needless to say, my tribe LOVED it.  And actually, I still […]

Duck Commander headquarters and Beth’s 18th b-day!

Super fun stop if you are a Duck Commander fan!

Last weekend, we HAD to visit West Monroe, Louisiana while we were in the vicinity (which according to my kids is about a 300 mile radius) – W Monroe was close enough to our RV park near Houston, apparently. Why (?) do you ask.  Well, if you have to ask, you probably won’t get it. […]

Poverty Point Reservoir campground in Louisiana…

After our wonderful time in Shreveport, we headed east to Monroe, Louisiana.  We drove right through, and past about 40 miles to the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.  So far, we have loved the Louisiana State Parks (including our past experiences with Fountainebleau)! Poverty Point Reservoir state park is located on a 2700 acre man-made […]

Rip Van Winkle Gardens = Best ever house tour!!!

We have spent the last few days staying at a private RV park near Lafayette, Louisiana (I’ll go back and share our Monroe, LA visit later, but I had to tell you about the wonderful place we went today!).  We have been exploring here too, and today we went to 3 different destinations to check […]