I know I’ve shared my love for weekend adventures with you. It’s no real secret that I love packing up my truck with my family and heading out for a few days of sun and fun. I also keep a bag with extra clothes and towels, a fishing pole and chairs in the back of my truck just in case we decide to suddenly stop at a splash park or happen upon a nice fishing spot.
Last summer, our adventures took us tent camping at Lake End Park, kayaking in Manchac Swamp, firefly watching in Bogalusa, fishing at Bayou Country Sports Park, gator holding in Gibson, and sand castle building in Grand Isle. We enjoyed seeing all that the southern region of our state has to offer and creating core memories to last a lifetime.
Adventure takes on a slightly different meaning for everyone! The word is commonly defined as “a daring and exciting activity calling for enterprise and enthusiasm” or “an exciting or remarkable experience.” I think adventure comes in many different forms, as we think about our life and the different journeys it takes us on.
Our first story is a special one for me and our editor Bonnie Rushing. Fifteen years ago, we both embarked upon the adventure of becoming a part of Junior Auxiliary of Houma. We were the class of 2013. This year marks the organization’s 50 year anniversary. The women who have been a part of this group’s history are an extremely talented and giving group, all serving with the purpose of the betterment of the lives of women and children in the Houma area. Over the years, the projects have changed to continually meet the needs of the community. Learn more about what the organization is about starting on page 14.
For Eddie and Lisa Mullen, every day is a new adventure. The owners of PAC Kayak Rentals in Point-aux-Chene saw an opportunity to bring a new business to the southern part of our parish and set their minds to achieving that goal. Their kayak rental business has recently expanded and come back full force after Hurricane Ida, welcoming visitors from all over the globe to find their own adventure in our bountiful waters. Explore all they have to offer starting on page 22.
Adventure isn’t a new idea to Jonathan Foret and Alexis Braud, but this journey was a unique collaboration for them both. Jonathan has published his first children’s book and Alexis has brought the story to life through her colorful illustrations. Enjoy hearing more about the original story and what it was like to create a book, starting on page 24.
Most importantly, we cannot forget the adventures we can find in our own hometowns! Take a moment to enjoy PoV’s Summer Staycation special advertising section. In this section, local businesses in Terrebonne and Lafourche share a little more about what’s in store for you and your families this summer!
I hope you and your family enjoy the summer and all it has to offer you. Remember, adventure is out there!