Holiday Inn Baton Rouge South Hotel
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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 ...
... Bayou boat took over an hour instead of a few minutes. The swampy waterways were rather pretty and there were plenty of alligators which the driver attracted with chicken necks and marshmallows (!!!), quite a few turtles which slid into the water as we approached and some green herons. There was a family of raccoons living on the bank which he had trained to sit up like meerkats. On the ...
Leaving the drama of New Orleans behind us, we took a taxi back to the airport and picked up a hire car. Headed out west towards Baton Rouge and set the SatNav for the Oak Alley Plantation. This Creole plantation (french speaking descendants of original French pioneers) grew sugar cane and had a large number of slaves prior to the civil war. It is a beautiful place, right ...
We were planning on staying at John C. Stennis Space Center overnight and then taking the tours today. Last December when we passed by Stennis, it was still operational and tours were daily. We saw that they were constructing a science center at the property but didn't think much of it.
Since then, things have changed. The Space Center is no longer open and the science center is now the main form ...
... big deal but since we saw so many alligators the other day, it really wasn't exciting at all.
So, off we went again. I have been along this road a few times, but this was Cheryl's first time here. We are not far from the gulf now, and there were many swamps and bayou's along the route. The water was not inviting looking as it was in some places muddy, and in others like a dark coffee color. Who knows what is lurking in those waters. I certainly ...