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Apr 29, 2014 - Frog Capital of the World

Today, we drove over to Rayne, LA, which bills itself as the Frog Capital of the World, and the Louisiana City of Murals. There are little statues of frogs painted to suit the owners who display them in front of their businesses. The murals around the city all have a scene with at least one frog in a prominent position. In the early 1900's three Parisians, Jacque Weil and his two brothers operated an export business, shipping up to 10,000 pounds a week of the local delicacy, frog legs, all over the world. So, in keeping with the spirit,...

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Jun 6, 2013 - OTRA - LA - Rayne

My goodness, today was a bit of a challenge on our way to Rayne (Duson), Louisiana. We started off at 11:00 a.m. in bright sunshine and a nice scenic drive along TX-146 on our way to I-10...pass Kemah (a resort area) and along the Houston ship channel...but when we crossed into Louisiana on I-10, there were dark skies ahead...and the further we went, the darker it got!! Spooky! And then the rains came, nice and gentle at first but then someone opened the floodgates and it poured!! We put the emergency flashers on and slowed to about 30 mph...

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May 15, 2013 - OTRA - LA - Rayne

Off to a late start (11:15)this bright sunny day for the 260-mile drive to our next stop on the way to Houston, Texas -- Duson, Louisiana. Through the rest of Alabama, straight on through Mississippi, and into Louisiana we went. Crossed some rivers with names I couldn't even begin to pronounce and over miles of swamps and bayous. Stopped at a couple of rest areas for a walk-about, some refreshments, and some geocaches. We skipped the New Orleans southern route and slipped off I-10 at Slidell and took the shorter I-12 route to the north...

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Mar 17, 2013 - City of Rayne, LA

The town of Rayne wasn't built in a day. It goes back to the 1800's when the railroad came to town. They were first called Pouppeville, but changed their name to honor the engineer who laid the tracks--Rayne. Today, folks know us for our frogs, but it all started when a trio of Parisians, Jacques Weill and his brothers, began a profitable export business of shipping our hoppy residents (FROG LEGS) to restaurants all across the country. The saying still last today that Rayne is the Frog "Capital of the World"

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Mar 11, 2013 - FCRV Retiree Rally

Left Summerdale, AL today in anticipation of our arrival at the FCRV Retiree Rally. We are looking forward to helping with the food bank and anything else, but this rally we are really looking forward to having fun. Not a lot of activities are planned at these rallys but the comradere is fun. We had a few catered dinners, an ice cream social and got together with some chapters to do some other great things that I will show separately. We had some great nightly entertainment also. It turned out to be a great rally. Thanks Linda and Al for...

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Mar 29, 2012 - Rayne, Louisiana

Today the weather guesser is calling for scattered thunderstorms with sunny and overcast skies. The temperature is currently 80 degrees with a light breeze. Rayne, Louisiana calls itself the frog capital of the world but as of today the frogs we have seen are either statues or painted into a mural or painted onto concrete. The only other attraction in Rayne are a collection murals painted on the sides of buildings throughout the town. Some are great and others are less than great. Several of murals we found today are included in the photos...

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Mar 28, 2012 - Rayne, LA

Phew! We finally made it after such a long travel day – a whole 32 miles! We're here in Rayne, LA, AKA the Frog Capital of the World. This is a small town, population around 8500, and the whole theme for the area is, you guessed it, FROGS! Everywhere you look there are murals of frogs. Fun to search for and cute to see. We're here for a couple of days to attend a Passport America Rally and had a little down time, so off we went to see what murals we could find – we found plenty! is a little old Five and Dime store called Worthmore in...

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Mar 26, 2012 - Rayne LA Frog Capital of the World

Once again positioning ourselves in a State Park - this time, Palmetto we are now closer to the Gulf Coast. This too is Cajun Country of bayous, swamplands, and prairies where people "who waltz with nature" Before driving here, we spent a few days in the city of Rayne professed to be the Frog capital of the world. We are attending another Passport Rally; Charlie and Melanie joined us with their Casita trailer. Pleased that they joined us, we shared "les bon temps" with good friends. Excellent Cajun food, Jean dove into 3 pounds of crawfish...

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Voyage a Terre

Mar 25, 2012 - Rayne, Louisiana

The six of us left San Antonio on the 22nd and drove to Schulenburg, Texas a town founded by German and Czechoslovakian immigrants and where the surrounding towns have painted churches that are supposed to be easy to find. Marge and Ross were in there truck and the Bowles and the Bachman's were in the Bowles car. A wrong turn was made and after driving about 20 miles we stopped and decided we were lost. Ross and Marge headed back to the campground and the others continued on their search which eventually was successful. Ross and Marge...

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Jan 16, 2010 - I Feel Froggggy

From Whispering Meadows RV Park, in Westlake, Louisiana (at I-10, 3 miles from Lake Charles, 27 miles east of Texas). Just how much better can it get than to visit towns that proclaimed themselves as the Frog Capital of the World & the Rice Capital of America, both in the same day?? That is exactly what we had the opportunity to do. Rayne, Louisiana proclaims itself as the “Frog Capital of the World”, based upon its Rayne Frog Festival, which is a celebration of its heritage as the single largest worldwide shipper of frog legs throughout...

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