The Richmond Suites Hotel
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 ...
... homestead built over 200 years ago.
We had lunch at some local roadside joint that Ben recommended to try the southern cuisine, It was all deep fried , heavily coated in batter and very greasy. Luckily, Greg and I only shared ours. Hmm, not liking this southern creole food.
Headed onto Lafayette and stayed the night ...
... 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.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility