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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
- Swimming pool
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Long day riding. Stayed off the Interstate Highway but was a great deal longer to get to my destination.
A hot day riding - no shade or cloud cover.
I was going to stop at Shreveport for a cold drink but circled the town and decided to head off to Alexandria via US 171 South (The Scenic Route - according to the HD Touring Guide).
Whilst it was probably far more scenic that the main Interstate Highway it did take me a ways South ...
... 160;Then I stopped for gas. I was the only car in a station full of pick-ups. Here is where I experienced my first hootin' and hollerin' from what I imagine are some upstanding young gentlemen in a very large truck. When I described my first Louisiana experiences to Mom, she replied, "Honey, You be in the south". I traversed most of Louisiana before some back-of-the-Prius camping at a boat launch in the middle ...
... then decided to abandon that stopover. We headed out about 4:35 pm after discovering that Elizabeth was in need of a new rear tire. 40 km into the ride, the sky lit up with bolt and sheet lightening and we headed for the first gas station in Fenton, Louisiana which provided shelter during the subsequent downpour. The building shook with the thunder for 15-30 minutes. We were finally able to get back on the road by 6:03 ...
... people here, compared to mainly blacks in the poorer looking part. America still has a lot to do there it seems. Natchitoches is the oldest settlement in all of Louisiana, and was celebrating it's 300th year. I guess places in Louisiana just aren't very old.
Next stop was Shreveport (another True Blood place) which was a large sprawling river port with lots of casino's and seemingly little else. We didn't stop long before making our way on ...
... because someone thought 5:30 a.m. was a good time to fly out. But instead of sleeping I will lay their with my thoughts running 90 miles an hour - is everything packed, did I get everything done at work that I should have, am I crazy for going away for two whole weeks? Can only hope that by the time the plane lands in Honolulu, I will be able to relax, leave all my worries behind and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer.