Clarion Hotel Alexandria
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... east back to Alexandria. Because it was hot it probably was not the right choice - but another lesson learned.
Pulled into the Best Western Alexandria - had a very welcome shower and researched places to eat. Ate and drank at Spirits and had a great conversation with the barman John and the gentleman sitting next to me who was also John.
Left the bike at Spirits - 30 min walk back in the morning to pick it up.
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... 160;So I placed decoy car magnets on the Prius in the form of a "Support our Troops" ribbon and a Christian fish. So far these have served me well. As I came up to the checkpoint, the friendly officers said they were just checking for seat belts, smiled, and waved me on. Now what was really going on here I don't know. I would like to think that these police officers had something more to do than check belts, but I ...
Saturday was both a relaxing and a stressful day. Lynne's bike would not start Friday night and a lady passing by said that her cousin owned a repair shop and might be able to help. Her cousin Chris drove to Beaumont, TX to pick up a part to repair her bike and get her back on the road. The bike was repaired and delivered by about 3 pm and by 4 pm, we were driving around Lakeshore Blvd admiring all their extensive ...
We continued on towards Natchitoches (without the car breaking down, seems James got lucky with his guess), but only got as far as Alexandria by the time it was dark and getting late so we had to start looking for accommodation. It was only now we realised we had a rental car that seemed to have one candle as it's headlights. There was more light from the moon than our lights, and it was cloudy!
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One week from today I will walk out of the office, start running around like crazy because I just remembered things I still need to get done and then start packing. Saturday I'll check and recheck my list of things I want to make sure I take....camera, phone charger, tablet, plenty of underwear, sunscreen, sunglasses.....then feel horrible because it will be time to drop Cartman off for boarding. Then it will be early ...