Thursday, October 23, 2014

Low Cost Family Festival: Talented Arts Program Celebrates the Arts


The Talented Arts Program of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System will "Celebrate the Arts Around the World" at their annual festival this Saturday, October 15th at Lakeshore High School in Mandeville.  The festival will take place from 10:00-2:00 pm and will showcase the learning which takes place in a Talented Art, Theatre and Music classroom.  If you haven't attended one of the previous festivals in the past, you should certainly consider attending this year.  Not only will you experience great music, art and theatre created by amazing students, but you will have an opportunity to create "make and take art", play games, purchase art and eat great food! This is an amazing festival suited for the entire family!  Our Frugal Family Travelers look forward to this event every year and the best part is the cost! At $5 per adult admission and $1 per student, it won't break the bank! 

Frugal Family Travelers gives this event four PLUS "waves of fun"!!  Here are a few pictures taken at one of the previous festivals!!

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Tip: 

Bring the whole family and bring extra money for food and "make and take" art!



Cost:  $5 Adults; $1 Students

Directions:

Take 1-12 towards Mandeville exit 68 go NORTH on 1088 and school will be on left

26301 LA-1088, Mandeville, LA 70448




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Saturday, October 11, 2014

St. Tammany Parish Fishing Pier


As most South Louisianians know, hurricane Katrina caused heavy damage to the I-10 twin span, over Lake Pontchartrain, which connects Slidell, to New Orleans.   Rather than completely remove the old bridge, the St. Tammany Parish Government decided to transform a portion of it for recreational purposes, particularly, fishing.    Frugal Family Travelers recently paid a visit to the St. Tammany Parish Fishing Pier to view the beauty of Lake Pontchartrain.  The pier is located specifically at the I-10, Oak Harbor exit and can be accessed by the road adjacent to Gulf Coast Bank.   The facility has a welcome center with bathrooms and an automated kiosk to purchase entrance tickets.  We were a bit disappointed to discover that the twin span portion of the fishing pier is not yet open.  If you visit, you will notice a locked gate which prohibits access to that portion of the pier. That said, folks are allowed to fish on the boardwalk which will eventually provide access the bridge.  Adjacent to the boardwalk are two covered gazebos, which provide much needed shade and areas for cleaning fish at the stations provided.   Once full access to the bridge is granted, this will be an amazing place to access Lake Pontchartrain and spend a day fishing with your family!  However, its worth a visit but do not be disappointed, as we were, that the old twin span portion is not yet accessible.

Tips: 
Bring sunscreen and water, must have proper fishing licence
   
Note:
Prices: 12 years of age and older, if fishing from pier, $3; 12 years of age and over not fishing, $1; Under 12 years of age, free
Vending machines for drinks and snacks are available.

Directions:
54001 E. Howze Beach Road in Slidell (click link to access location on Google Maps)
(Oak Harbor exit off I-10)

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Visit Fort Pike


**Unfortunately as of February 2015 Fort Pike was closed by the state due to budge cuts! This is sad for Louisiana!**

If you are an avid follower of our blog, you have probably discovered that Frugal Family Travelers love the state park systems, not just in Louisiana but in other states, as well.   State parks provide folks with an opportunity to experience history, nature and outdoor recreation without breaking the bank!   Investing in a Louisiana State Park Pass is a great way to capitalize on additional savings for your family, especially if you plan to visit many of the state parks in Louisiana during the year. 

If you live in Louisiana or are a tourist planning a trip to this area, consider paying a visit to Fort Pike State Historic Site.   Located just outside of Slidell, in the outskirts of New Orleans, on the Rigolets, Fort Pike was completed in 1827, after 8 years of construction.  Frugal Family Travelers have visited this site numerous times, as it is close to our home.   My son and I recently spent a dad-son day here exploring all of the areas of the fort.  We even had a picnic!  Whether touring the historic grounds, exploring the fort, experiencing the beauty of the waterfront or learning the rich history of this site, there is something for all ages to discover at Fort Pike State Historic Site.

Tips: 
Pack water, sunscreen, and insect repellent!!

Be sure to check the area for letterboxes!!  To discover more about letterboxing Click Here to read the information previously posted on our blog.
  
Note:  This is a great place to picnic!  

Directions:
27100 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70129







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