BEST WESTERN PLUS Slidell Inn
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... our animals and friends - I miss having more than one TV. We're watching football. Eww!
Some funny thoughts and signs:
"Sulphur" -- yes that's actually a town in Louisiana
"Schlitz and Giggles" - sports bar
"Who's your craw daddy?" -- sign for a local restaurant
"Stop to pet a baby gator!" Really?
"Don't feed the gators". just above the bayou here at the rv park.
We were off to Laura Plantation to check out the apparent best tour here. Very interesting as this was a Creole plantation run by women. The original house was built in 1805 by a native of Senegal captured into slavery. Guillaume Duparc received the property from Thomas Jefferson. It was located in the middle of a Colapissa Indian village. After acquiring more land sugar production came into being. The natives were considered to be Frenchmen so they lived on the fringes ...
... for the day was a creole plantation named Laura Plantation, after its last resident. This tour was in much further detail as they found her dairy in a library in France. Creole Plantations differed hugely compared to the american styles ones. They were built on stilts and were very colourful. (There was a law that made all plantations be painted white, when the house was restored they chipped away coats of paint to find the original colours). In ...
... Tuesday was cold and rainy - the worst Mardi Gras weather in memory. It was 38 F (4 C) in the drizzle as we set out in the morning and barely 41 F in the steady rain at the warmest. Feathers matted under the rain, regal finery needed to be covered by plastic, dinosaur plates of painted cardboard saturated and wilted, and those sexy, skimpy gossamers - well, I and the other viewers were forced to mentally undress the ...
Had another great day, despite a hard night (Andrew has woken up and hurt his right shoulder, me, my back bit sore didn't get a lot of sleep). Anyhow, we headed out into the beautiful sunshine and down to the wharf. We did a wonderful paddle boat lunch cruize on the Mississippi River. The Nanchez is one of only two true steam boats left in the world - amazing and we loved every minute of it. Andrew enjoyed the lunch - me not so much, but the view, ...