Let The Good Times Roll on Bon Temps Express

A bus – is a bus – is a bus, until you encounter outstanding hosts who have a passion for entertaining others.  The Bon Temps Express in Lake Charles, LA, is one of few exceptions that can be

By Cory Cart
Visitors to Lake Charles board the Bon Temps Express during Mardi Gras weekend on the way to the Children's Parade.

recommended for a great, safe time when you are ready to celebrate.

Owners, Ralph and Joy Huval, are the defining point that warrant rating Bon Temps Express as the best.  Not only is their spirit for adventure and fun contagious, but they treat guests on the bus as family.  A finger won’t be lifted if you are a guest, as every need is attended to with speed and accuracy.

When asked to let someone assist her with carrying one of the best coolers in 2018 loaded with ice out of the 34-passenger 40 feet long bus, Joy quickly brought attention to the “guns” she was packing.  Serving drinks, returning rented tuxedos and building relationships with others, Joy is the natural sidekick for her husband Ralph.

Ralph maintains a tight schedule and ensures you arrive on time even when the streets and crowds attempt to keep you at bay.  He never misses a chance to smile at the chaos going on behind him.

A safe alternative to traveling about Lake Charles when you want to spend the evening partying, the Bon Temps Express is the perfect no frills option.  You don’t have to worry about food or drink minimums, just pack your own and board the bus.  Want special music or party favors for a theme party?  Then just let the merry duo know and they’ll be happy to let you bring what you need.

By Cory Cart
Ralph and Joy watch the Mardi Gras festivities near where the Bon Temps Express was parked. They are always there waiting on their guests to return and head to their next destination.

If you are feeling more adventurous, partake in one of their overnight trips to New Orleans.  Bon Temps Express serves Louisiana, East Texas and more.  A comfortable interior of padded seats, ample cup holders, storage for personal items and a beverage/food serving station round out this exceptional transportation option for short and long trips.

So plan ahead and enjoy Lake Charles with your own personal team of transportation and celebration specialists.  It’s easy, after all, you’ll feel as if your amongst family.

For more information about the Bon Temps Express, contact Ralph and Joy by calling 337-774-4FUN or go online to www.bontempsexpress.com.  To get vacation planning information for Lake Charles, call the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana CVB at (337) 436-9588 or visit them online at www.visitlakecharles.org.

Cory Cart is a freelance travel writer from Stillwater, OK, and prefers to cover things that locals celebrate in their own backyard. Follow him on Twitter @seemybackyard or visit his website at www.seemybackyard.com.

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