Baton Rouge Marriott
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... to the engine viewing room. The engine sure is impressive! It really does work on steam and is fuelled by oil. Those two main pistons are HUGE! At 4.30 there was a Dixie land Jazz performance by the boat's band. It was really excellent and very much enjoyed by all. The trumpet player was particularly good. Very nice dinner as usual, the waiters are very friendly. There is a theory that this is to encourage big ...
... 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 ...
... banks of the Mississippi and the house tour gave valuable insights into the lives of both the plantation owners and their slaves. Then back into the car driving north on Highway 61 ("The Blues Highway"), halfway to Natchez where we settled for the evening at another old Antebellum Plantation, English this time, still run by a descendant of the original Butler Family ...
... 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.
... the things you want to do and don't have to look back in regret later on thinking about what you missed out on.
There is much more before and after these events, but the time is running out on our library computer and we are pooped as pancakes. So, thank you a million times over to everyone who has helped us along the way in journey. May the love and light of the unicorns continue to bless your day!
Lolligagging in Louisiana,
Powerstroke and Turbo Diesel