DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baton Rouge
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... to the engine viewing room. The engine sure is impressive! It really does work on steam and is fuelled by oil. Those two main pistons are HUGE! At 4.30 there was a Dixie land Jazz performance by the boat's band. It was really excellent and very much enjoyed by all. The trumpet player was particularly good. Very nice dinner as usual, the waiters are very friendly. There is a theory that this is to encourage big ...
... we stopped in at the antebellum mansion, Nottaway, also known as the White Castle. The owner, Renolds (?)made his fortune from sugar and retreated to Texas during the civil war leaving his wife and 10 children to house sit. Fortunately one of his sons had become friendly with a Yankee at school and this soldier promised to keep his house safe, so although the northerners used it as a camp, ...
... banks of the Mississippi and the house tour gave valuable insights into the lives of both the plantation owners and their slaves. Then back into the car driving north on Highway 61 ("The Blues Highway"), halfway to Natchez where we settled for the evening at another old Antebellum Plantation, English this time, still run by a descendant of the original Butler Family ...
... and information. This makes sense I guess since Stennis Space Center was a shuttle engine test facility. With the Shuttle program ending, so did the operations at Stennis.
Unfortunately, the schedule has changed with the change in operations. Today the science center and tours were closed.
We ended up continuing to Baton Rouge to a campground and staying the night there.
... of downtown to explore. We walked through the Alamo and learned the history of this historic monument. Then, we strolled the historic King Williams neighborhood and toured the Villa Finale, the restored home of Walter Mathis who was responsible for much of the restoration of the King William neighborhood. Mathis was quite a collector and over 12,000 items are in the home arranged on the tables and in cabinets.