Residence Inn Baton Rouge Towne Center at Cedar Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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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 ...
... we stopped in at the antebellum mansion, Nottaway, also known as the White Castle. The owner, Renolds (?)made his fortune from sugar and retreated to Texas during the civil war leaving his wife and 10 children to house sit. Fortunately one of his sons had become friendly with a Yankee at school and this soldier promised to keep his house safe, so although the northerners used it as a camp, ...
... 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.
After leaving San Antonio, we drove west on I 10 to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You can tell immediately when you leave Texas and enter Louisiana. First, the highway was elevated over the swamp, so we appeared to be driving on a bridge that stretched for nearly 30 miles. When we entered Baton Rouge we were surprised at the poor condition of the streets and highways ...