Vermilionville; learning living history in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana

Rvers don’t homeschool, they roadschool.¬† And by definition, ROADschooling means you have to hit the road! (ok, there isn’t really a REAL definition of roadschooling. ūüėČ )¬† We LOVE living history sites, so we are always on the lookout for them while we are traveling.¬†¬†A favorite of ours is located in Lafayette, Louisiana; Vermilionville is […]

NOLA – Audubon Insectarium & Butterfly Garden!

The Tribe hasn’t shared where we’ve been or what we are doing in awhile!¬† That doesn’t mean that things haven’t been happening, it’s just that after being on the road for over 7 years, we sometimes want a break from sharing! lol.¬† But, we’re back, ready to show you some of the fun places that […]

Creole Adventure Point, Sulpher, Louisiana

Located just off of I-10 in southern Louisiana, is the Creole Nature Trail’s Adventure Point.¬† This fun and unique¬†stop is actually a satellite office for the Lake Charles convention and visitor’s bureau, and offers the same services you will find in other visitor’s centers, but with a family friendly twist that is sure to appeal […]

Gator Chateau, Jennings, Louisiana

Gator Chateau in Jennings, Louisiana is a must do ‘touristy’ stop if you are traveling I-10! ¬†Right off of the interstate (exit 64), in the Louisiana Oil & Gas Park, this small, nondescript¬†building¬†holds the key to some great vacation/roadtrip photos… Gators that you can actually hold and take your picture with! ¬†For Free! Gator Chateau […]

Jungle Gardens Tour, Avery Island, Louisiana…

While Avery Island may be most well known for being home to the Tabasco Pepper Sauce factory, right next door is a beautiful part of the island that¬†certainly gives the factory tour a run for its money when it comes to desirable tourist destinations; Jungle Gardens! Jungle Gardens is a 3 mile driving or walking […]

Check out the All-New Tabasco Factory Tour!

Located just half an hour south of I-10, and directly south of Lafayette, Avery Island is a popular destination for visitors to southwestern Louisiana! ¬†And while we had visited the island, and the factory, just a couple of years ago, when we found out that the Tabasco Factory had rolled out a new tour just […]

Bayou Segnette State Park, NOLA…

After we left Baton Rouge, the plan was to head to our favorite Louisiana State Park – Fontainebleau, just north of Lake Pontchartrain, which is New Orleans’ northern border. ¬†We very seldom make reservations when we travel, and this was no exception! ¬†We had decided to head there on Friday evening thinking that the more […]

Audubon Aquarium, NOLA…

The Audubon Zoo was such a hit that we knew the Audubon Aquarium would be fabulous too! ¬†We surely were not disappointed! The area in front of the aquarium is under construction (but it does not interfere with the entrance); a public water park is in the works. ¬†ūüėÄ Right inside the entrance is a […]

Audubon Zoo, NOLA (that’s New Orleans, Louisiana ;) )…

During our 2 weeks in Louisiana, we were able to spend 5 days at the Bayou Segnette State Park near New Orleans. ¬†A couple of those days were spent visiting New Orleans. One of the days that we went into NOLA, we stopped at the Audubon Nature Institute’s Zoo. Located in what is now the […]

Aboard the Destroyer USS Kidd, Baton Rouge, LA…

After our night of boondocking in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, we got up the next morning and went to the USS Kidd… We love all things history, but especially visiting battleships. ¬†This would be our first tour of a destroyer! ¬† We’ve done quite a few battleships, but this one was exceptional in that it had […]