Natchitoches Lights Festival * Celebrate The Christmas Season‎

Natchitoches Lights Festival * Celebrate The Christmas Season‎

This Monday we are in Natioches ,la for the Christmas lights: Named after a Native American tribe, Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish ) is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Since 1927, we are home to one of the oldest community-based holiday celebrations in the country. Starting as a one-day festival, the Natchitoches Christmas [...]

Lighting the Oaks and Hot Chocolate

Lighting the Oaks and Hot Chocolate

It's Monday Dec 2nd ! And today we are lighting the Oaks... The Walking Ladies of Opelousas are planning another beautiful presentation at Courthouse Square, the Lighting of the Oaks Visit downtown Opelousas the Saturday after Thanksgiving when they plug in the lights and light up the square! Santa Claus will also be on site for holiday photos. Other activities [...]

Lafayette farmers market

Lafayette farmers market

Good morning! I love spending time at our local farmers market on the weekends. It's a great place to buy local products and handmade gifts for my family. With Thanksgiving approaching let's shop for some inspiration and ingredients. Lisa A little Cajun music will sipping freshly ground coffee from a local coffee shop. My hubby [...]

Port Barre * Cracklin Festival

Port Barre * Cracklin Festival

Welcome road trip fans this Monday we are in Port Barre,la to attend the Cracklin Festival. What is pork cracklin? Cajun cracklings (or "cracklins") from Cajun cuisine (called gratons in Louisiana French), are fried pieces of pork fat with a small amount of attached skin, flavored after frying with a mixture of peppery Cajun spices. Pork rinds normally refers [...]

UL Lafayette Homecoming

UL Lafayette Homecoming

Monday road trip takes us to campus for Homecoming this past Saturday. Homecoming 2019: Embrace the Culture Homecoming Week is the epitome of University of Louisiana at Lafayette pride! Celebrating the sheer awesomeness of UL Lafayette and bringing alumni back to reminisce on the great times they shared is a huge part of Homecoming Week. [...]

Voices From Our Past

Voices From Our Past

Hello ! Road Trip followers today I am blogging about a local cemetery tour Spend some time with voices from the past at the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours & Historical Reenactments in the Zydeco Capital of the World, Opelousas. This historical group tour will transport you back in time focusing on a chosen time period in Opelousas' history with [...]