Tag Archive: Louisiana

May 30

USS Kidd: The Pirate of the Pacific

WWII Fighter

USS Kidd is a Fletcher-class destroyer that saw action in both World War II and the Korean War, and now serves as part of the Louisiana Veterans Memorial which is located in Baton Rouge.  A visit to the Louisiana Veterans Memorial along with the Old State Capitol or the other museums along the River Road …

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May 28

The French Quarter: The Heart of New Orleans

Jackson Square

The French Quarter and New Orleans seem to go together like air and breathing.  Part of our apprehension about visiting New Orleans was that outside of the French Quarter we did not know what else there was to see.  After doing some research on all the things there are to see and do in New Orleans …

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May 22

New Orleans Museum of Art: Fine Culture in New Orleans

Art of the Americas

The New Orleans Museum of Art is an expansive collection that houses over 4000 years of art in its many galleries.  They have European paintings that span the last 500 years, as well as work on this side of the pond that represents American works from the 18th to the 21st century.  The New Orleans …

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May 18

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol: An Architectural Treasure

stained-glass doom ceiling

As Karen and I were traveling through Baton Rouge we decided to take some time and stretch our legs and see the USS Kidd, a destroyer that appears exactly like it did during World War II.  As we were driving looking for parking to visit the USS Kidd we stumbled across Louisiana’s Old State Capitol …

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May 15

Audubon Zoo: The Kid Friendly Wild Side of New Orleans

orangutan

The Audubon Zoo is one part of the Audubon attractions that can be found in New Orleans and in our humble opinion it is the best attraction of the three. While the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Insectarium were well put together, our experience at the Audubon Zoo makes the other two …

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May 13

Take-Away Donuts: MMMM Donuts!

Take Away Donuts

Karen and I took a last minute trip to New Orleans during my time off for spring break.  We thought of several different locations at first, but with our little girl who still struggles with longer rides in the car  itnkind of helped us make our decision to go someplace a little bit closer to …

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May 04

Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Black Bayou Lake

Karen and I are always looking for areas to go to see nature, and if it is free to visit then that is even better. We got the opportunity to see some of Americas natural places at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  Black Bayou Lake is just a short drive northeast of Monroe Louisiana …

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May 02

National World War II Museum: America’s Museum

Interactive Display

The National World War II Museum showcases the American experience during World War II.  Starting in1933 and culminating with the victory by the Allied forces the National World War II Museum tells the story of what was one of the most harrowing times in human history.  It is a very powerful museum that shows the …

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May 01

Baton Rouge Zoo: Geaux Wild

Elephant Close Up

Baton Rouge Zoo is the number one year-round family attraction in Louisiana’s capitol city.  It is a medium sized zoo with several of the more prized species like tigers, Asian elephants, and giraffes that entertain the quarter of a million guests that visit the Baton Rouge Zoo each year.  This zoo was a nice stop …

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Apr 27

Audubon Insectarium: Making the Creepy Crawly Less Creepy

Blue Butterfly

The Audubon Insectarium is home to all things that are creepy crawly, which hopefully by the time your visit is complete you will see insects in a different light.  The Audubon Insectarium is one of the largest museums of its kind with 23,000 square feet dedicated to hundreds of thousands species of insects.  This is …

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