Road triping with littles can be very tiring. In between times in the car and places that weren't as 'fun' for the littles we managed to throw in some kid friendly fun. On the drive from Houston to Baton Rouge, a little past Lake Charles is the Gator Chateau. A place my parents stopped and took my brother and I when we were younger on our Lake Charles to Baton Rouge trips. Travel times hadn't worked out to stop before when they were open with my littles so I was glad we finally got a chance to stop and make my gator loving kids day.
And one final stop we couldn't miss before leaving town.... Mike! He's the LSU mascot and lives right across from the football stadium.
First we saw these guys swimming in the pool outside. One big gator that we could see and several smaller gators (that we learned were 3-4 years old.)
Once inside, this nice lady was holding a baby gator and asked if my littles wanted to hold him. Oh boy, they were excited!
Can you tell this girl loves alligators?
Saturday morning we had some free time before naptime and heading to my Aunt's wedding so I texted my friend and former college roommate to see if she could spare a few minutes to catch up. I'm so happy she was free and invited us to come over! We got to meet her absolutely precious little daughter Addi and she was able to see how big my littles are getting. Lexie was Addy's age last time we were in Baton Rouge (last summer.)
The littles had fun swinging while we loaded up our bags in the morning.
Then it was off for a delicious breakfast! Coffee Call - the place in Baton Rouge for beignets. Yum!
How was your weekend?