2022 KCS Holiday Express train: Let’s Ride

2022 KCS Holiday Express train: Let’s Ride

Friday's Christmas in Louisiana starts in Monroe. Louisiana ! The 2022 KCS Holiday Express train will return to the rails for the first time since the start of the pandemic in 2020. This year, the festive, six-car holiday train with intricate displays inside and out will bring Santa Claus and his elves to visit children [...]

11/1 : All Saints Day and Day of the Dead

11/1 : All Saints Day and Day of the Dead

It's Tuesday November 1st ! And in Louisiana and many other places will be celebrating our lost love ones. With cleaning of graves, placing flowers and enjoying fellowship with family and friends. There lives live on in story and food so they are never forgotten. All Saints Day in Louisiana The day after Halloween, All [...]

Louisiana Sunflower Trail and Festival

Louisiana Sunflower Trail and Festival

The Red River runs south from Oklahoma to eventually join the mighty Mississippi River. Along the way, up in the northwestern corner of Louisiana, it divides Caddo and Bossier Parishes. Caddo Parish’s largest city is Shreveport, but that historic city is located in the southernmost part of the parish. The majority of Caddo’s land and [...]

Thursday Travel : Gonzales, La Jambalaya Festival

Thursday Travel  : Gonzales, La Jambalaya Festival

It's time for a Road Trip to Gonzales, Louisiana, (population 11,350). It's conveniently located between the capital city of Baton Rouge and the fun and originality of New Orleans. Festival History: Gonzales is the "Jambalaya Capital of the World." In 1967, this term was only an inspiration in the mind of Steve Juneau to promote the [...]

October : World teacher Day

October : World teacher Day

This October we celebrates two important holidays : World Teacher Day and Walk to School Day ! So lets start our celebration off Now by saying Thank You * Teachers at the heart of education recovery : The theme of World Teachers' Day 2021 i 'Teachers at the heart of education recovery'. It aims to [...]

Louisiana Christmas Eve

Today I am celebrating a traditional Louisiana Christmas ;  Great River Road region between New Orleans and Baton Rouge can lay claim to one of the more unusual public December holiday lighting displays you’ll find in Louisiana. It’s here on the earthen levees bordering the Mississippi River in St. James, St. John the Baptist and Ascension parishes that local Christmas lights aren’t colored bulbs, but instead dozens of 20-feet-high flaming pyramids [...]

Happy Hanukkah

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar [...]