Homewood Suites Baton Rouge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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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 ...
Up early for brekky in the very posh dining room then a slide show by the riverlorian about the river in general and the boat/ship in particular, then an explanation of how the excursions work. Apparently the very fancy buses which are decorated to look like the paddle steamer follow us up the river. We landed at Nottaway instead of Oak Alley because of the height of the river, so our bus trip ...
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 ...
... the shoulders are not very wide. Not a great place for something bad to happen. This area is also known as the Atchafalaya Swamp Freeway since that is the name of the river and swamp that the freeway traverses.
We finally crossed the Mississippi River as we entered the Baton Rouge area. Large barges were chugging up river hauling loads of who knows what. There were many large industries lining the river. A couple of paddle wheel boats were docked ...