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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Alice Dyment Dec 16, 2015 at 04:44 PM

I'm enrolled in this programme (sorry for the spelling, I am Canadian) ( oops did I just apologize, how Canadian of me!)Jan, 11 2016, looking forward to meeting you all soon.

Jane Traub Oct 16, 2015 at 04:06 PM

Looking forward to meeting everyone on Monday 10/19 in Lafayette. Jane and Marc

Kaki McClanahan Aug 19, 2015 at 02:58 PM

I'm looking for a roommate to share hotel for the following this program on 10/19. I'm 65 and female.

Premium Email Subscriber Feb 28, 2015 at 03:42 PM

hello my future friends - excited about this Cajun adventure - leaving tomorrow!
unsure of the weather but know everything will be just wonderful!

Judy Wolf Jan 08, 2015 at 03:30 PM

Looking for ride on Jan 17 or 16 from Lafayette to New Orleans after Cajun Experience.
Sue Schierholtz Jan 19, 2015 at 02:58 PM

How did you make the trip from Lafayette to New Orleans?
Ronald Kramer Feb 03, 2015 at 07:19 PM

Sue, what were you able to find out regarding transportation from Lafayette to New Orleans on March 7, 2015? Ron
Ronald Kramer Mar 02, 2015 at 05:02 PM

Didn't t yet. We were going with Mark Garrison but he cancelled due to athe surmise of a family member

Sue Schierholtz Sep 02, 2014 at 04:17 PM

Looking for transportation from lafayette to New Orleans on March7, 2015.
Ronald Kramer Feb 02, 2015 at 09:20 PM

So am I Ron and Margo, as the train doesn't run on SAt or Sun. What have you considered as an alternative? Renting a car and car/van pooling? We could consider.....
Ronald Kramer Feb 03, 2015 at 11:43 AM

Ronald Kramer Feb 03, 2015 at 11:43 AM

Mark Garrison Feb 06, 2015 at 11:56 AM

I just signed up for March 2 to 7 and need to get to Lafayette march 2 and back to New Orleans March 7 . Could rent a car and share both ways or one.
Mark Garrison Feb 07, 2015 at 03:17 PM

I have reserved a car and welcome company going Orr coming or both
Ronald Kramer Feb 10, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Hi Mark, Please give me a call regarding our riding with U from Lafayette to New Orleans on Sat March 7. Thanks. Ron. (2) passengers
Ronald Kramer Feb 10, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Mark Garrison Feb 11, 2015 at 11:09 AM

I left a voice message, or we can engage by email blubry@cox.net.

Carl Shannon Apr 01, 2014 at 01:05 PM

The Cajun culture program (#5629RJ 12May14 - 17May14) will be fun and informative. As Texans we enjoy these good neighbors and are eager to learn more about their life. We hope by the means of this social network to visit with others who will make this particular journey. Carl & Jo Shannon, Houston, TX April 1, 2014

Linda Levine Jan 26, 2014 at 11:41 PM

If you live in Westchester County NY, consider flying out of the county airport. Delta flies non stop to Atlanta. Layover is 2 hours or less. Let the good times roll.
Anne Massey Feb 21, 2014 at 07:18 PM

Looking forward to the May 12-17th, 2014 program. My sister and I are Acadian. Our roots are Nova Scotia and New Brunswick parents. It will be exciting to know more about those Acadian that traveled to Louisiana.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
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