Lake Charles, Louisiana – Day 2

The motorhome is parked at the 1,086 acre Sam Houston Jones State Park about 12 miles north of the city. We are here to enjoy Mardi Gras and will depart on February 13th.

Yesterday we began exploring the local area.

You can read about Lake Charles by clicking this Wikipedia link…,_Louisiana

You can read all about the history of Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana by clicking this link…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

First stop was at the Lake Charles Visitors Center…







In Louisiana, Counties are called Parishes. We are currently in Calcasieu Parish. So for our second stop we went to the Imperial Calcasieu Museum…


Next stop was at the 1911 Historical City Hall…


where an exhibit of the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic was on display. There were NO PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED signs posted everywhere. Sorry I cannot show you any photos, but you can read about the exhibit by clicking this link…

Latin DeClouet works in that building. I thought he has an interesting face…


At our lunch stop I had a bowl of genuine delicious French Onion Soup. Mary had a Fala Shrimp Salad…


We did not partake in these desserts, but thought they would make a nice photo…


Final stop of the day was at the Central School Arts and Heritage Center where there are some nice paintings…



Also at that location is the World’s largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes. Being located in an older school building made photography somewhat difficult…





You can read about this museum by clicking this link…

All in all, a most enjoyable day!

Enjoying beautiful historic areas is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Louisiana. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

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