Travel Blogs from Lake Charles
Not much happened on this day. We had a few hours to drive to Lake Charles in order to take a boat tour into the Louisiana bayou. Naturally, in preparation for this we watched The Princess and The Frog in the van on the way. On arrival we met up with the boat tour leader, who was called Cajun Jack. The 'Cajuns' are originally from Canada and migrated hundreds of years ago and settled in the ...
Admission to the Arts and Cultural Center was free in Lake Charles. We viewed a short film on the fire of 1910, which turned the town to ash. It seems, they would burn their trash behind the businesses in town, in a barrel. On the fateful day in 1910, someone wasn't tending the trash fire and the city burned down. The fire chief took the hit and ...
... price really wasn't to bad, all things considered. I had to unhook the car at the tire shop, so Tree stopped by the store while I headed out to Sam Houston SP. Upon leaving the tire shop, there was a multi car accident blocking the road and the street to my left was "no outlet", so I went over onto the wrong side and just got around, as police arrived. Safe here at Sam Houston ...
... homes (southern style) with lovely old trees and some have pontoons with boat shed across the road from the house.
We had dinner at Steamboat Bills to try the southern cuisine. Everything is fried and they like it spicy too. We were not impressed.
Woke up early today to make a push up the Rio Grande before having to get Bob and Julie to the McAllen airport. The goal was to find arid species to help add to the list. It took about 1.5 hours to get up to Falcon Dam...and on the ride into the Dam area we quickly picked up CASSIN'S SPARROW and ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER. There is a new border crossing check-point that no longer allows you to get to the dam ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking