About The Jambalaya News
Why The Jambalaya News?We came to Lake Charles from Massachusetts in the fall of 2003. We had never been here before; and, how we found this little corner of the United States was purely by chance. We were selling our home, a rambling, 150 year old Italianate Victorian, to a very eager neighbor and we decided that we no longer wanted to remain in the Northeast. Lauren's mother had died of pancreatic cancer the year before, and as her caregivers, we realized how short life was. So we decided to have an adventure. Our only criteria was to find an old home (for all of our antiques) in a warmer climate. I went on the Internet, and that's how we found the Eddy House Bed & Breakfast.
Owning a B&B was never a dream of ours, but we decided to fly south for a look. It took just one weekend for us to realize that Lake Charles was the place we had to be. Aside from the climate (we were sick of snow) the charm of the Garden District and the delicious local food, we were struck by the sincere friendliness of everyone we met. And we were told that if we wanted to get involved in the community, we had come to the right place.
Over five years later, we still cannot believe our good fortune to have landed here. So we decided to publish The Jambalaya News to celebrate life in Southwest Louisiana - a life that we have embraced to the fullest. As outsiders, we still marvel at all the wonderful things this area has to offer, which most folks born and raised here admit they take for granted. We're here to remind you that there is so much going on, so much to do, and so much to be thankful for.