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.  😀 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 […]

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.)

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…

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 […]