"A Louisiana Classic"
Nothing says Louisiana and family time like boiled seafood, and in Thibodaux, you surely won't be disappointed. Last night, I HAD to have boiled crabs, so I would love to tell you about my favorite place.
Locally owned, Crawdaddy's seafood is my family's personal favorite. Whether it's boiled crawfish, crabs, or shrimp, Crawdaddy's is the best in town! Located on St. Mary Street, Crawdaddy's has a convenient drive-thru and great specials. So if you're ever craving boiled seafood, stop by; it will definitely hit the spot!
"Everyone deserves to be pampered!"
"A Thibodaux Classic"
"History to High School"
Many of you may have heard of E.D. White High school. Where did this up-and-coming school get its name? My alma mater surely has a lot of history behind it!
Built in 1825, the E.D. White Historic Site is located along LA-Highway 1. The beautiful cypress Creole-style cottage is known by its famous resident: Edward Douglas White and his family.
So what makes this family so special? Two of Louisiana's most powerful political figures lived in this home. E.D. White was the governor of Louisiana from 1835-1839 and his son, Edward Douglass White, served as the Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1910-1921. Now vacant, this home is used as a tourist attraction as well as the center for numerous events in the area.
"Coffee with a view"
Ever find yourself needing a nice cup of coffee to get you through the final stretch of the day? Well, PJ's Coffee is the place for you! From New Orleans-style flavors, to scrumptious pastries, PJ's Coffee has just about anything to satisfy your coffee cravings or sweet tooth!
Just recently, PJ's opened, and lucky for me, it is right down the road from my apartment. I guess that is a blessing and a curse right? Located at the corner of Canal Boulevard and Highway 308, PJ's Coffee's affordable prices, great service, and variety of sweets and coffees are sure to impress!
My go-to order is an iced green tea with a blueberry muffin or scone. This combination gives me just the right amount of refreshing to help me push through the day! Sometimes, I order a skinny iced latte to give me that extra boost of caffeine! And if you ever need a quiet atmosphere to study, PJ's is definitely a spot to look into. The outdoor seating is located along beautiful Bayou Lafourche, so it is sure to make finishing that last-minute homework and studying a breeze!
Who wouldn't love to enjoy a sweet treat and coffee while studying?
"Where yesterday welcomes tomorrow."
If you're ever passing through Thibodaux on a beautiful day, stop at the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce Office. The Chamber offers endless tips and tricks to help you navigate through this small, southern town or just give you a suggestion on where to spend your weekends. Whether it is getting information on the city itself, or its surrounding towns, the Thibodaux Chamber can surely help!
Located on Highway 308, the Chamber office is stationed perfectly along Bayou Lafourche. The Chamber aims to "promote economic prosperity by connecting businesses with the community." The town's the lush history and thriving downtown area have helped Thibodaux prosper tremendously through the years. This small, yet history-filled town is constantly looking toward the future. Don't hesitate to stop into the office and grab a brochure.
If you're staying in Thibodaux, there are more than enough attractions that bring in tourism. Made up of 650 businesses, the Chamber aims to maintain relationships and promote community involvement through various events. The lobby is filled with brochures for local businesses and magazines, but the Chamber also promotes tourist attractions in the surrounding areas! So, if you are ever thinking Thibodaux has "nothing to do", stop by the Chamber Office, you will be overwhelmed with options!
"On the Path to Productivity"
Not many people are lucky enough to have a perfect study nook at their fingertips. After a long day, my backyard is the perfect place to sit back, unwind, and get to work. My best inspiration comes when I surrounded by the beauty of Bayou Lafourche. When I am outside, I let my surroundings inspire me, and I have created some of my best work outdoors. When I sit on my patio, I am on the path to productivity!
St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, one of Thibodaux's most Historic buildings, towers along Canal Boulevard drawing the attention of numerous passersby. Thibodaux, a predominantly Catholic town, fills the inside of St. Joseph on Sundays with regular parishioners.
St. Joseph Church dates back to 1819 when a small wooden church was built in honor of St. Joseph. Father Charles Menard, one of the church's first pastors assisted in the development of other local churches and parishes during this time. Menard's other church parish was located along Highway 1 where St. Joseph Cemetery is located today. After his church burned down in 1916, the construction of St. Joseph Cathedral began. The church was completed in 1923, and the first mass was celebrated.
Next time you are riding along Canal Boulevard on a Sunday, try to attend a mass at St. Joseph. The interior of this Romanesque style cathedral will take your breathe away!
Not many college students have the chance to attend college across the street from a bayou. If you're a Nicholls Colonel, you are lucky enough to be able to participate in pirogue races, bonfires, and eat crawfish at campus events.
People may ask, "Why does Thibodaux have a college?" Well given the small population and hidden beauty within Thibodaux, Nicholls is a perfect fit. With an average class size of 30 students, and a one-mile-long campus, it is more than easy to dive into involvement at Nicholls while getting to know so many people along the way. Others compare Nicholls to the "Thirteenth Grade" for local high schools, but this small university is overflowing with opportunities to branch out.
Built along LA 1, beautiful Elkins Hall is the core of the university. Standing tall since 1948, Elkins Hall is the first building that stood on Nicholls' campus. Since then, the university has grown tremendously with a total of 60 buildings and 6000 students.
Both of my parents are Nicholls graduates, and being from Thibodaux, the campus was second nature to me. My mom has always worked for the university and has played such a large role in my life. Her dedication to serving students and ability to make each person feel special as they walk through her doors truly defines the atmosphere of Nicholls. The small class sizes and familial atmosphere are what draws people into this university. I am lucky enough to give tours to perspective students, I am blessed to share my passion for this university with them.
When you are accepted to Nicholls, you are not just another student, you become a part of something bigger. A family!