Hometown Haunts & Ghosts –

Louisiana has a rich history & when it comes to haunting,ghost and things that go bump in the night  its the perfect time to explore these places. Let’s Check out my corner  of the state – St. Landry parish  Almost every town has a house, building or cemetery that has a haunting tale to tell. Here’s a few of the […]

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This weekends Festival time-

Hi Friends- another Friday is here in Louisiana. October in Louisiana  is just a little cooler than normal (60-79- verses (80-90) 0f the summer. Hurricane’s are still forming out in the oceans but we are all quite here. at home.  Looks like another great weekend -to go out and explore- Any Plans for the weekend? Here’s some suggestion from Home – Louisiana Cotton Festival – Ville Platte, LA – Oct 10 to Oct 15, 2017 Cotton Queen and King, parade, carnival and live music. Tamale Fiesta – Zwolle, LA – Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2017 Annual event for 40+ years to celebrate the Spanish and Indian heritage of the town with hot tamales, entertainment, arts and crafts, dancing, parades, and children’s activities. Andouille Festival – LaPlace, LA – Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017 Dedicated to the sausage it is named after, event includes Andouille eating contest, gumbo cook-off and jazz brunch, among other activities. Bridge City Gumbo Festival – Bridge City, LA – Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017 2000 pounds of gumbo is served to visitors annually. Gumbo cooking contest, beautiful child contest, crafts, midway and delicious cajun cuisine. Held at Angel Square. Admission is $3. All day rides for $25. Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival – New Orleans, LA – Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017 Live music, Southern barbecue and fun in Lafayette Square.  Admission is free at Lafayette Square Park. Louisiana Gumbo Festival […]

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Celebrating Mid- Autumn Moon Festival

Thursday Food Fun – My Family Celebrates Mid Autumn Moon Festival You Tube Video – Wok video Chinese emperors worshiped the sun and moon every year, to pray for a good harvest, since the earliest recorded times. They believed the sun and moon are in charge of the universe. The Mid-Autumn Festival has history of over 3,000 years. It was derived from the custom of moon worship during the Shang Dynasty (c.1600–1046 BC). Mid-Autumn was first celebrated as a festival during the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127). Like the emperors, ancient people believed worshipping the moon and eating together round a table would bring them good luck and happiness. My family celebrates by  sharing a meal of our favorite food-       Enjoy the Flavors of the Autumn Moon Festival-    

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Chinese Mid- Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival, celebrated in most East Asian countries, such as China and Vietnam. The festival takes places on month 8 day 15 of the Chinese calendar. In 2017 it’s on October 4th. It is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. To the Chinese, the festival means family reunion and peace. It […]

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Friday – Weekend Plans.

Hello !   Happy Friday – we made it another week . And what’s on my planner for Today and the Weekend, Well here’s a few suggestions if you are in the area.   LSU  HomeComing   Game – in Baton Rouge ,la. It’s Saturday -and fun is happening before the game – Check out the Event  Link.   Homecoming Events  Event […]

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Monday – Trash & Bash

Hello  Monday! We had a fun weekend Here we went out and did some Volunteering ! As a parent that schools  at home I look for local opportunities to get my son  &  family out and helping the community we live in.  The number One questions I get from friends and family is about – Social skills since he is schooled at home . I tell people they are opportunities out there – to be social  – Clubs, Church , and Community Events. You just need to look and find them and join  the fun.  Lisa                 Saturday – We Trashed & Bashed in Port Barre. A small town about 30 minutes away. It’s the starting point of – The Bayou Teche – this is a semi annul event to clean the water ways of trash.  Sponsored by TECHE Projects Bayou Teche Paddle Trail is a 135 long paddle trail through 4 parishes and 13 towns along the most historically and culturally significant bayou in Louisiana. Named by the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana. Coming to visit – info below Water Trail info Trail Mission Statement The purpose of the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail is to provide education about the ecology, culture and history of Bayou Teche through low impact recreation opportunities.  The BTPT provides access for paddlers of all abilities and has several options for long and short trips to explore the unique […]

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Sunny Saturday * Louisiana

  Saturday is a Beautiful  day -so go out and enjoy it. This picture is from the Opelousas , La. Visitor Center. A great place to visit and see the vast history of the town. Don’t Miss the St. Landry Catholic Church – Cemetery Tours starting in October.  Lisa Opelousas takes its name from the Native American tribe Appalousa who had occupied the area before European contact. The first recorded European arrived in the Appalousa Territory in 1690. He was a French coureur de bois (trapper and hunter). French traders arrived later to trade with the Appalousa Indians. In 1719, the French sent the first military to the Territory, when Ensign Nicolas Chauvin de la Frénière and two others were sent to patrol the area and in 1720, the French established Opelousas Post as a major trading organization for the developing area. The French encouraged immigration to Opelousas Post before they ceded Louisiana to Spain in 1762 Opelousas is Louisiana’s third oldest city. The city served as a major trading post between New Orleans and Natchitoches in the 18th and 19th centuries. Traditionally an area of settlement by French Creoles and Acadians, Opelousas is the center of zydeco music. It celebrates its heritage at the Creole Heritage Folklife Center, one of the destinations on the new Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. 

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Fall Festivals Time

It feels like fall here but i am sure it will not stay that way -so this weekend go out and enjoy the weather.   lisa  So Friday starts the weekend – so what’s Happening in the area. Friday night and Saturday is filled with Football.  LSU Tigers are home. UL Ragin Cajuns are away. Saints play Monday away. Fall Festivals […]

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Louisiana * Fall Festival Season

Hello September! Hello Sunshine !   We made it through another Hurricane  without damages -so we are blessed. And the Sun is shining. In September in Louisiana thew weather is -wet ,leaves falling and only a small change of temperature happening usually at night.  Perfect time for SEC football and fall festival time. Come visit – Lisa   What;s Happening […]

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Friday Updates & Weekend Fun*

Friday Update – Monday – Eclipse (bell ringer) Tuesday -Why I blog? Wednesday   -Marbling technique Thursday – Waffle day Friday – What’s Happening in Louisiana – Missed a Post -check out my Blog- for the links.   Lisa Book Club -After 5   Lisa Book Blog Drinks ,Food,and Books. Join the Fun .   This Weekend in Louisiana –    Are you ready for some football? Festivals or Fun?    Lafayette – Farmer’s Market * Held every weekend.   Graylan  Duck Festival  August 25th, 2017 – August 27th, 2017 Duck Festival Park 404 Dallas Guidry Road, Gueydan, LA 70542 More About New Orleans Saints vs Houston Texans New Orleans Saints vs Houston Texans Tags: Sports And Recreation, Saints Footballs Event Details Date: August 26, 2017 Time: 7:00pm – Location: Mercedes Benz Football Stadium Coming Next Weekend!  82nd Shrimp & Petroleum  Festival  August 31st, 2017 – September 4th, 2017 Downtown Morgan City Downtown Morgan City, 715 Second Street, Morgan City, LA 70380

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