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Old 11-21-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Can I ask what makes BR's riverfront not visitor friendly? I havent been to BR in ages, okay we went for the LSU/McNeese Football game, but we stayed in one of those newer hotels past LSU.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I would just like to see a wider path way with more benches and plaza type areas along the river. Something the Riverfront development is supposed to cure. Is that still going or is it down the drain?
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Funny that you mention river front development. Lake Charles is also supposed to be doing that along the calcasieu river. As far as I know, BR's development is still in the works.

P.S. that furniture out there along the lake front is still new. The new promenade just opened up this year. They are trying to revitalize downtown. I'm glad that they widened the sidewalks b/c the boardwalk looks way better than what it used to.

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Old 12-27-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Wonderful pics! Looks like a lot has changed along the lake front since I was last there. Looking forward to my trip in February!
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Thanks! Yeah the promenade is open, however, the old lake front hotel is still vacant. What will you be doing here in february?
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Thanks! Yeah the promenade is open, however, the old lake front hotel is still vacant. What will you be doing here in february?
I'm taking my parents. My Mom has Louisiana on her short list of places to move, but hasn't been there in many years. (Retiring in New Mexico hasn't worked out very well for her and my Dad.) We will be checking out Lake Charles and New Iberia.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Are your folks originally from the Lake Area? How did yall end up w/ real estate property down here?
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Are your folks originally from the Lake Area? How did yall end up w/ real estate property down here?
Nope, and we have no friends or relations in the area. When I was in high school, UL Lafayette was my first choice for college. I always thought the area was beautiful and I really liked the climate and culture. But with everything that was going on at the time, I wasn't comfortable being that far away from home.

When real estate was going nuts in California a few years back my parents sold what they had. We kind of saw the writing on the wall that there was a huge real estate bubble in CA so we were looking for someplace fairly safe to invest. We ended up buying property in Louisiana and in Ohio... the thinking was that since the prices out there hadn't shot up like crazy, they wouldn't fall like crazy either. For the most part Louisiana and Ohio have held their value and we got lucky and dodged a bullet.

In retrospect it would be nicer to have stuff closer to where I live, but it does give me an excuse to take a trip once or twice a year. Since Santa Fe has not worked out well as a retirement place for m folks, they are now looking at TX and LA. So who knows... when all is said and done I might end up in Louisiana after all.
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