Front Street, Natchitoches, LA

A few weeks ago, Lauren and I went to visit my younger sister, Bobbie in her new house in Natchitoches, Louisiana. We left pretty early in the morning and when we arrived Bobbie wasn’t answering her phone- she was still asleep! To kill some time we got gas and did a little exploring on Front Street and the surrounding area, playing Pokemon and snapping photos.

We’d both been before, but Lauren had only seen it at night. Natchitoches is a really historic and adorable town, especially Front Street. I wanted to share with you some of the pictures from our adventure! For more information on visiting (and pronouncing) Natchitoches, you can visit this site.

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L.E.A.R.N. in Elm Gove, LA


Lauren’s new sticker ♥

On the 25th of March, Lauren begged me to go with her to this “open house” a local animal rescue/ rehabilitation center was hosting. I am a huge animal lover, so it didn’t take much convincing!

The Louisiana Exotic Animal Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.) is the only known rescue and rehabilitation center for exotic and indigenous animals in the entire state! You can find out more about them at their website:

My  favorite picture from the open house, he was completely unphased by us!

The open house we attended was a chance for people to come and see the facility, meet the animals, learn a lot, and meet other animal lovers in the area. We had a blast! The birds were very talkative and our host, Micha, was extremely knowledgeable and kind. He had a ton of resources available for us to take home and encouraged us to reach out with any questions and to share the information with our friends and family.

At the time that we went, there weren’t any other visitors so we had a lot of time to look around, talk with the founder, Micha, and gush over the little snakes, turtles, birds, lizards, and even a chinchilla!

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Most of the snakes stayed hidden, but this little guy peeked out to say hello!

I highly recommend visiting the LEARN facility and liking their Facebook page to keep up with any events they’re participating in or hosting. Lauren and I also made it to the R. W. Norton Art Gallery‘s Blossom Festival where LEARN had a booth with a few creatures and tons of information- well worth the trip! There is so much to learn about the local wildlife and it’s a great place to get younger people interested!

We loved this little salamander’s arms!