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Travel Blogs from Saint Francisville
We set off early in a hazed state mainly from the jäger bombs the night before in Austin, we travelled roughly 6 hours to get to Lafayette with a few restroom and food stops along the way, we got to the hostel at about 5 in the evening and it looked just like a big southern style house, we settled in and I learnt miraculously how to use a washer and dryer, so we did our half tour wash so we should be ok till we get home now, we went ...
... lined with bottles of various alcohol, One of them welcomed us and asked if she could help with anything. She pointed us to the room next door that looked like a family dining room, with a big table in the middle. The walls were lined with old furniture holding all kinds of wine. We were thinking of a red and gave the woman our price range so she showed us where to find it. After a couple minutes our eyes were wandering all over ...
... her mother Nanette retired from the business she moved to a large house looking out over the sugar cane fields. Elisabeth actually charged her mother rent for the house and land, but Nanette was just as savvy. She would sit on her porch looking out at the slaves and would tell them what to do and scold them if they were doing wrong. She classed herself as being a consultant and charged $1000 (in today’s money) for each input.
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We loved Louisiana from the second that we crossed into the state and saw the massive roadside sign declaring 'Louisiana: Where 'Gators aren't endangered species, they're roadside attractions!' That of course led to us staring intently at the side of the road for the next few hours desperately trying to spot one. We wouldn't actually see one until Arkansas so don't get too excited!
Our first destination was a spooky one, ...
... before an almighty downpour. The rain lasted a couple of hours so we sheltered and cooked our dinner under a pavilion on the site. The tent held up pretty well and we managed a good night's sleep without being too soggy.
Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana so when we were up and packed away, we headed for the city centre and visited the State Capitol building - the tallest in the country. We had a look around and went up to the top to ...
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