Wisteria Arch
Hiking history out and about

Jungle Gardens on Avery Island

The Lafayette area of Louisiana has quite a bit to offer in public natural areas, from wildlife preserves to state parks, but the privately owned Jungle Gardens on Avery Island is one of the best nature experiences in the region. You can’t go kayaking from its shore and it costs…

Fiddle Maker, Vermillionville
history out and about

Vermilionville Historic Cajun Village, Lafayette

We enjoy history but don’t often visit all the places we could. For example in Oklahoma City we were within walking distance of the Cowboy Museum and never went, but we have been to Dodge City and Deadwood, and we’ll hike miles to see some petroglyphs over going to a Native American…

out and about

Myriad Botanical Gardens and Bricktown, Oklahoma City

When we’re in a bigger city for a few weeks we always try and hit up the local Japanese and Botanical gardens (usually when we’ve run out of nearby hikes). On a cold and boring Sunday in Oklahoma City, our second week in town, we found the Myriad Botanical Gardens right downtown where…

out and about

Fourth of July 2013 in Kanab Utah

We found a flyer somewhere recently about the Fourth of July activities in Kanab Utah and decided, since we usually miss out on or don’t go to things like that in towns we visit, that we would instead participate. Luckily the parade wasn’t too early in the morning (or too…