Days Inn Slidell
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We left Texas and headed to Louisiana. Weather has been really nice....sunny/warm and temps in the high 70's.
On Monday 4/7, we took the ferry from Glaveston Island to The Boulivar Peninsula, TX. This is the fastest most southern coastal route. It was a beautiful day for this 20 minute ferry ride. Once we entered Louisiana, you could definitely tell the difference in the scenary. We went from the live oak trees in Texas ...
... got some great underwater pics. I ended up touching like 7 manatees; ok, it was probably the same one, and I just touched it 7 times, but still cool.
After we returned to the main site, we changed back into our clothes. I loved the experience so much that I bought a souvenir or two. Or three. Ok, maybe four.
After our swim, we had lunch at the Crystal River Mall. It was similar to the Rehoboth Mall: run-down ...
... and ate lunch.
Back on the road, and this is where the title came from, for about 10 miles it was bump, bump, bump every 10 ft or so. It felt kind of like the old exercise machine machine with the wide belt shaking your fat. Then to top it all off, it started to rain. Not a downpour, but just enough we had to use the windshield wipers. This lasted the rest of the way
We thought we would have no bridges until Baton ...
... plenty of land and they are likely anticipating future growth, the feeder road is 3 lanes across (!) with a speed limit of 60 mph. Thus we were able to travel on the feeder road almost at the same speed as the highway and not pay anything. Bizarre. I will say this about the highways down here is that they are very well designed with huge flyovers at the interchanges, some of them over 10 stories high (what you can do when space is not a constraint - ...
... left Americans feeling patriotic, and the concept of Manifest Destiny ran deep. The Chalmette Battle, or the Battle or New Orleans was the last major battle of the war of 1812. At the end of the war, the period in American known as Manifest Destiny began. The American people felt like they had a duty to expand the country as much as they could. The end of the ...