Where can I go camping in Louisiana?

I just want to go camping. WIth tents, and a fire pit to cook, and sleep on the ground. I don’t want RV spots, or wi-fi internet, but that’s all I seem to be able to find. I just want to go camping in the wilderness! Please any help, even just a web site to search on!

Ah, the great outdoors! Louisiana does have lots of ‘wilderness’ areas, but unfortunately most wilderness that’s not developed is either private or state property. According to your profile, I see you live in or near New Orleans. There are a few good places near you, that might suit you.

Fairview Riverside State Park in Madisonville, LA. Just drive north across the Causeway and follow the signs. Fairview has RV spots, but they *also* have primitive campsites, too. The primitives are a bit away from the RV sites. Fairview also has nice bath house facilities. It is located on bank of the Tchefuncte River, with great river access. There are also miles of hiking trails here, including a boardwalk path near the river.

You may also want to check out Fountainbleu State Park, which is a few miles east of Fairview SP. Fountainbleu is officially in Mandeville. It’s a bigger park than Fairview, and it’s situated on Lake Pontchartrain. I believe they also offer primitive campsites. And they have miles of hiking trails as well. Fountainbleu used to have a swimming pool, but i’m not sure if it’s still there, or maintained.

Both places may suit your purposes.

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Posted by admin - October 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm

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What can you tell me about Orleans, France?

I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana. I hope one day to visit the original Orleans and would love to know about the people, culture, Places one must visit/stay when going to Orleans, France.

Go and visit the French Tourism Board of Orléans in France at http://www.tourisme-orleans.com/
The site is in French and English.

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Posted by admin - October 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm

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12 Stones – Lie to Me (Official Music Video HD)

Band: 12 Stones
Song: Lie to Me
Album: Anthem for the Underdog (2007)
Origin: Mandeville, Louisiana, USA
Genres: Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Christian rock
Years active 2000 — present
Labels Wind-up Records
Website http://www.12stones.com

Members
Paul McCoy
Eric Weaver
Justin Rimer
Kevin Dorr
Mike McManus

Former members
Aaron Gainer
Shawn Wade
Greg Trammell
Pat Quave
Stephen Poff

12 Stones is a post-grunge band from Mandeville, Louisiana. Lead vocalist Paul McCoy was also featured in the Evanescence single “Bring Me to Life”, for which he won a Grammy.

The four band members met in Mandeville, Louisiana, a small suburb north of New Orleans, and within 15 months were signed to a record deal with Wind-up Records.

“Shadows” from Potter’s Field was used in a trailer for the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. “Photograph” (also from Potter’s Field) appeared on the Elektra movie soundtrack 2005. “My Life” from their self-titled album was featured on the soundtrack of The Scorpion King in 2002. “Broken” (also from the self-titled album) served as the official theme song for WWE’s Judgment Day pay-per-view in May 2002 and “Home” (also from the self-titled album) was the song used for the WWE Desire video for Kurt Angle. The band also recorded the song “Let Go” exclusively for the Daredevil movie soundtrack. Songs “Running out of Pain” and “Back Up” were used on Cheating Death, Stealing Life – The Eddie Guerrero Story.

In November 2009, the band recorded their fourth studio album, with producer David Bendeth. “We Are One”, the first single from the new album, was released on April 6. The song Premiered on noisecreep on 29 March 2010, the very same day being leaked to radio by WBSX (97.9X) in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Recently, “We Are One” was used by World Wrestling Entertainment as the theme song for the renegade faction formed by the NXT first season graduates known as The Nexus.

Anthem for the Underdog Album
Anthem for the Underdog is third album by rock band 12 Stones. It was released on August 14, 2007. The first single is “Lie to Me”, which is available to listen on 12 Stones’ MySpace and official website along with the second single “Anthem For The Underdog”, which was featured in the movie Never Back Down. Both singles have charted in the top 30 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, while “It Was You” charted in the top 10 on Christian Rock charts. The current single is the song “Adrenaline” which was the theme song for the Met-Rx World’s Strongest Man competition in 2007.

The song “World So Cold” was used in a tribute video found on YouTube for the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre shooting. In a bulletin posted on the band’s MySpace page, the band said that they were surprised the song surfaced because it had not been released.

The track “Broken Road” was co-written with former American Idol contestant and Daughtry frontman Chris Daughtry.

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at Number 53.

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Luckymann’s Music YUTV21 / Rok cristiano en inglés

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Posted by admin - October 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm

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High School’s Copyright?

I’m starting a prep sports website, that includes scores, records, etc for nearly every team in Louisiana high school sports. I have a couple of questions about aspects of my site concerning copyright infringement.

1. I have tons of video of high school games that I’ve personally filmed. I would like to offer copies for sale. Do I have the right to sell the footage because I filmed it. Or does the school in the films or the LHSAA have a say so?

2. I would like to create an online store that sells high school sports apparel. I’ve talked to a couple of local high schools and they said they don’t believe that they own the copyright. There are also a number of mom and pop shops around my area that create their own items without permission, so I’m wondering if this is legal.

3. Lastly, I’ve been gathering scores from articles I’ve found on NEWSBANK, which is a free site that has back articles from Louisiana newspapers. Is it legal for me to copy game summaries from the papers to put on my site under the corresponding games, I would cite the source of course.

Thanks for your help, hope to hear back from you soon.

1. You may or may not be able to. It’s impossible to say without additional facts.

2. The high school may have copyright rights to the design of the logo, as well as trademark rights to the use of the logo as a source of goods or services. Again, it’s impossible to say without additional facts.

3. Generally speaking, it is copyright infringement to use another’s copyrighted work without permission. Copying game summaries would constitute copyright infringement in most cases.

Citation to the source is absolutely irrelevant as far as copyright infringement is concerned. If you make a video with your hard work, someone cannot simply sell your video by citing you as the author. That would be unfair, right?

Needless to say, you really should consult an attorney. No stranger here can give you any accurate, substantive advice based on limited facts.

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Posted by admin - October 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm

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Louisiana Tech University Sports

sports at Louisiana tech

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Posted by admin - October 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm

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Cooking Purple Hull Peas – September 2010 — Growing a vegetable garden

A simple and easy way to cook your purple hull peas. Probably as many ways to cook em as there are varieties, this is just one. Visit The Bayou Gardener in Avoyelles Parish Louisiana – Cajun Country at http://www.thebayougardener.com

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Posted by admin - October 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm

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cooking classes?

does anyone know of any summer cooking classes in the lafayette, louisiana region?

sometimes Williams-Sonoma has quick little cooking classes and they might be free, you should check on their website for stores near you.
And FYI Paula Deen lives in Savanna, Georgia!!!!

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Posted by admin - October 15, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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B & B Inns: The Best Food You'll Ever Eat

Well, some of you Bed & Breakfast innkeepers missed a golden opportunity. I went to websites of inns best known for their food, but no entrees were even mentioned. How can it be that an award-winning inn for their breakfast doesn’t describe any breakfast? So I went to websites that proudly described their dishes. Here are a few of them.

The Buttonwood Inn is in a small New Hampshire town called North Conway, but nothing about their breakfast is small. They may begin with some Pumpkin-Walnut bread or Apricot-Orange scones, Maple Cinnamon rolls, Blueberry-Walnut Crumb Coffee Cake, or warm Fruit Crisp with granola, accompanied by cool, fresh fruit topped with raspberry sauce . That would be enough breakfast for me, but the chef is just getting warmed up. Next comes a savory dish like Mushroom-Sausage and Cheddar Cheese Strata, Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Chives and a side of roasted Red Bliss Rosemary potatoes. Then comes the sweet entrée: Baked French Toast Casserole with Pecan and Wild Maine Blueberry topping. Or Light Yeasted Belgian waffles under fresh blueberry sauce. Hail to Buttonwood.

Mission Oak Inn of Henry, Illinois offers some wonderful breakfast dishes like French Banana Crepes and fabulous Blueberry Pancakes, but it was their dinners that snapped me to attention. How about a Pizza of roasted chicken, onion, and cheese atop a dreamy creamy sun-dried tomato sauce? Or tender meat medallions served in a cream, brandy, maple and mustard reduction? Or grilled salmon on fresh greens with original sauce and topped by bacon, green onions, parmesan cheese, and walnuts? Or pork tenderloin marinated in apple cider, grilled, then smothered with homemade apple/peach chutney?

Then I happened to catch Jane of the Hawk Valley Retreat on the phone. When I asked about her most popular dishes, her voice became secretive and sultry and she led me lovingly down the list: German Baked Apple Pancakes, Baked Peach French Toast, pancakes with a brown sugar/strawberry compote, Green Onion and Spinach Cheese Quiche with hash brown crust, and Eggs Benedict with her own secret Hollandaise sauce recipe. The names of her entrees didn’t bowl me over. But as she described every detail, every ingredient and spice, I knew cooking isn’t just fun for her, it is a luscious adventure. There’s a difference. Jane is a master of simple baking.

Like many of these top inns, the chefs at the Bloomsbury Inn use only fresh local farm products. I never expected a South Carolina inn to be full of such scientifically talented people. But they’ve experimented with hundreds of dishes, and the creativity of their top picks boggles the imagination: hot apple soup, poached pears and baked peaches with toasted peanut butter rolls, creamed eggs in a puff pastry, baked cinnamon-raisin French toast, toasted bacon-pecan bread, homemade biscuits with chocolate gravy, peppered praline bacon, and their own version of Eggs Benedict: a delicate crème sauce over croissant, wilted spinach, peppered ham, avocado, and poached egg. Exquisite.

Sue of the Harbour Ridge Inn in Osage was not about to be outdone. She emailed me with her choices, and I appreciated the personal attention. Sue serves fruitinis in martini glasses with a white chocolate mousse base on which she slices banana. Then she pours in Chambord-soaked strawberries with a dollop of whipping cream and a mint leaf for garnish. She does the

Bloomsbury Inn one better by nesting her Cinnamon-Raisin French toast atop a whipping cream custard base accompanied by sausage loaf and delicate poached pears in red wine and orange juice. Another popular French toast starts with fresh grilled pineapple slices, country ham, sliced cheese. Add sourdough bread soaked in French toast batter, grilled and served with a strawberry-jalapeno pepper jam. She also makes egg casserole to order with choices of fresh stuff like roasted red peppers, leeks, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, spinach, diced ham, cheeses and fresh basil and dill. I was impressed. Nice email.

The Judge Porter House in Natchitoches (where?), Louisiana it not to be missed. The first course at the judge’s might be peach or apple dumplings, bread pudding with warm maple sauce, Peach Crisp baked with a coconut-pecan topping, Apple Brown Betty topped with vanilla yogurt, pecans, and cinnamon, or Berry Puff Pastry stuffed with fresh berries, drizzled with raspberry sauce, and topped with whipped cream. The second course may include delicious pancakes, waffles or French toast, but I featured those things in other reviews so let me emphasize the egg dishes. One baked egg dish features eggs with savory mushrooms and crème Francais cradled in Black Forest ham crisps. Another favorite is Southwestern egg mixture baked in individual ramekins and topped with hearty salsa. Then there’s the Queen Anne Quiche, but the chef was very hush-hush about it. Guess you’ll have to visit the judge’s to check it out.

The two most attractive things Bed & Breakfasts offer are cozy, top rate lodging and the best breakfast ever. Check out these terrific inns.

Debra Fortosis

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Posted by admin - October 14, 2014 at 12:06 pm

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What can I do with Boudin besides steaming or grilling it?

My husband drove through Louisiana and brought home 12 large packages of boudin. My question is what can I do with it? I’ve already steamed and grilled it. Does anyone have any good recipes of cooking with boudin (such as stuffing, soup or something)? I’m tired of eating it steamed and grilled and am open to suggestions.

Thanks so much!

OMG

Smear cream cheese all over it, coat it in honey, and bake for like, an hour….

ITS DELICIOUS@!

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Posted by admin - October 13, 2014 at 11:16 am

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History of Jazz, Louisiana

Learn about the unique history of Jazz in Louisiana

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Posted by admin - October 12, 2014 at 11:06 am

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