Baton Rouge Marriott
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... yelled at that morning. Something like 'HURRY ON UP THERE, WILL YA'. He said he turned around and there was no one there.
We had a quick tour of the bottom level and were told some of the gruesome history. Pretty awesome place.
Next stop was Rosedown Plantation. Another beautiful old house with amazing gardens that went forever. It was easy ...
... and I look up and low and behold I see a white horse with a girl riding bareback. I am not confident that my mind isn't playing tricks on me, but I ask Anne about it in the morning and she says that it's not uncommon, but usually there's a man riding it. Go figure! Let's just fulfill all the Texas stereotypes with two trucks in the driveway and people riding their horses everywhere, eh? The next day, at lunch we run into Martina, Dan's sister who kindly invites us over ...
... State Historic site. This is the site of the Oakley Plantation, where John James Audubon arrived in 1821 to serve as a tutor for the young lady of the house. This house is built in a style more typical for the islands in the west indies, with great shutters allowing ventilation along the outside gallery, but helping to keep sun (and bugs) away. It was interesting that in this house, ...
After leaving Rosedown we drove a few miles on to our bed and breakfast for the next two nights- whew- no more camping! We are staying at The Cottage Plantation- a few miles north of St. Francisville. We hear that General Andrew Jackson also chose this plantation to rest at after the Battle of New Orleans!
sky was overcast and the A/C was doing a good job of cooling the vehicle. No burned out compressor here! I think it was just so hot nothing could cool things down. Haven't had to use the generator for the roof air yet, so we are hoping it will work when we need ...