Holiday Inn Baton Rouge College Drive
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Had breakfast with an old chap who favoured us with a long monologue which was pretty difficult to hear (and escape from). After that we got on the huge, decorated, hop on hop off bus which had a good local guide. This town has an interesting history. It was originally founded by capuchin monks who were in a flood prone area and used this high ridge nearby to bury their dead eventually they moved their monastery ...
... 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, ...
... the land in the early 1800's. The place had a strange atmosphere, the owner was an old lady and the place was getting quite tired now, in some need of restoration and redecoration. We rented a small cottage on the edge of the lake; the grounds were absolutely beautiful with brightly coloured birds, noisy frogs and insects at night and pick your own Blueberries for ...
... 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.
After our usual breakfast of scrambled egg, this time with brie and grape tomatoes, we jumped into the cart and did a quick buzz along to the end of the road to check out our neighbours. And snapped off a pic of our nearest cross-street – Alligator Bayou. We then buggied back to the carpark, collected our car and drove off towards Baton Rouge, capital of Louisiana. Wow, what a compact little city Baton Rouge is, not even half the size ...