Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Don't Miss the Lights!!!



If your Frugal Family Travelers are ready to kick off the holiday season, then you may want to attend the Canal Street Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  On Tuesday, November 24th (5:30 pm), at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel in New Orleans, the "switch will be flipped" to light Canal Street with over a million Christmas lights. In addition, the St. Charles Ballroom will be open from 5-7 pm with complimentary cider, hot chocolate, cookie decorating and a free picture with Santa with every unwrapped new toy brought for charity. 
   
Cost:  Free

Hours of Operation:  5:00-7:00 pm; lights on at 5:30 pm
  
Note:   For every new toy brought for charity receive a complimentary picture with Santa.
Directions:



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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Living History: The Nina and Pinta to Dock in Houma

If your Frugal Family Travelers are a fan of living history, you will not want to miss an opportunity to visit what is called "the most historically accurate replica of the ship ever built", spoken of Christopher Columbus' the Nina, which will be docked, along with a replica of the Pinta, in Houma, November 27-28 and December 1-5.

The Nina was built using hand tools and designed to be a floating museum to educate the public about the caravel, which was a Portuguese ship used by many early explorers.  Both the Nina and Pinta are part of the Columbus Foundation and travel to various ports of call to share the rich history surrounding Columbus' historic voyages in discovery of the new world in 1492.

A visit here would be an amazing activity for those with family in town this week for Thanksgiving. Groups of 15 or more qualify for a $5 group rate.   What a great opportunity to get up close and personal with history with YOUR Frugal Family Travelers


Cost:  Admission for self-guided tours:  Adults - $8; Seniors 60 and older -  $7; Children 5-16 -  $6; 4 and under - Free (No Reservations Necessary)

Hours of Operation:  9-5:00 p.m.
  
Note:   $5 per person group tickets are available for 15 or more persons by either booking online (click here), by email, columfnd1492@gmail.com or by calling 787-672-2152.  


Directions:
The ships will be docked at the Downtown Marina on Park Avenue across from the Terrebonne General Medical Center.

 Physical address of marina is 309 Goode Street, Houma, LA 70360

8166 Main is address of Terrebonne General Medical Center
(Click here for Google Maps)




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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cool Temps at Couturie Forest!



If you are a fan of City Park in New Orleans and are planning to visit soon, consider exploring the Couturie Forest.  Nestled within the park, Couturie Forest is an 80 acre paradise consisting of trails which outline 8 different ecosystems.  The forest is also home to New Orlean's highest point, Laborde Mountain, which measures 43 feet above sea level.  I know, I know many of you who were born and raised in this area are probably exclaiming that "Monkey Hill" in the Audubon Zoo is the highest point but in fact, that isn't true.  Laborde Mountain surpasses Monkey Hill by nearly 16 feet!! :)   Our Frugal Family Travelers recently paid a visit here.  We enjoyed the scenery on the various hiking trails and loved exploring Laborde Mountain.  This is also a GREAT location for those who enjoy bird watching!  Combine this with our Crescent Park Itinerary and with a detour to Cafe' Du Monde and you will have a full day of adventures fit for any Frugal Family Travelers!

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:   We packed some great family board games and a blanket!  After our hike in the forest we found a place to relax and picnic in City Park!
Directions:



Some of the Wildlife to be Encountered!


Relaxing at City Park after our Hike!


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