Henry and I recently took a little drive through the Global Wildlife Center located just northeast of Hammond, LA. It's free to drive in and look around. The animals roam free on the property. You can take the tour and feed the animals too. This is a great place to take your kids. They also have a large gift shop with unique items. Check it out! http://www.globalwildlife.com/safari-tour For lunch we headed over to Lee's Diner in Hammond. The food is always great. They have burgers, salads, gumbo - a good variety of stuff. It's inexpensive and the service is fast and friendly.