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The weather today was great. Cool when we started out but nice sunshine and the local temp was up to 66F by mid-day. Our first stop was the Oakland Plantation which has 17 of the original buildings remaining. It is a National Historic Park and is one of only two such farms west of the Mississippi. There was a free tour of the main house and self-guided tour of the balance of the property. Next stop was the Melrose Plantation. Only a few ...
... course resulting in a 36 mile long oxbow lake known as the Cane River. When it changed from a river port it gave rise to cotton kingdoms along the river. The affluent owners had plantation homes as well as elegant houses in the town. The fact that it became isolated resulted in the preservation of its heritage. The town shares French, Spanish, African and Anglo-Saxon ...
... but not quite! There's still a lot of French influence here, however, and most street names are "Rue" something or another! This is a lovely town, we took a long walk through the town, along the river, through the Northwestern campus and back and introduced the girls to walking in 101-degree weather! Needless to say, they drank a lot!
To backtrack a ...
... no run ins with the law, just a nice, quiet day of pedaling. And more pedaling. Nice for a change, but not too exciting to read about, I'm sure. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.
Housekeeping note: Had sometime to go back and proofread my past entries. How embarrassing! I hate reading things with misspellings, I do this late at night, and I'm tired, but that's no excuse for bad work. I will do ...
Even before this trip this week, I had two business trips. Today I spent the morning getting ready to leave work behind for 6 days and pack my bags! Fortunately I had my packing list ready to roll and a cab scheduled to pick me up. I made it to the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking