Springhill Suites Baton Rouge North/Airport
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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The girls had a hearty Embassy breakfast before we packed the car and drove to the Rice campus. On the way we found my old apartment building on Westheimer, Avalon Square. The whole area has been built up with high ride condo building and high end shops and restaurants, and a Whole Foods just a few blocks away now. We parked on campus and walked …
... position. It is a long narrow town with a steep drop-away on each side. There was a port town in the lower area called Bayeu Sara , but after a couple of disasters it was mostly demolished and some of the buildings such as the Methodist church tower were dragged up to St Francisville and incorporated. It is a very pretty town with pretty houses and we wandered around until we were cactus! This afternoon we ...
... 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, ...
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 ...
... 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.