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Finally we found someplace to stop!
We drove down to the road to get into this Walmart, well, every entrance had a yellow height barriers blocking the entrance - but we could see 3 motorhomes in the parking lot. We went around to the back entrance and were able to drive right in. We got ...
Woke up to rain today. After breakfast drove over to St. John's church which was built in 1821. Next to it was an amazing oak tree that is over 500 years old.
We then drove to the factory where Tabasco sauce is made. Angie was in heaven. Got some free samples to take along.
On the way back to the hotel, Spotted another casino, Cypress Bayou. Had to make another stop.
Headed back to watch the Super ...
... stilts. We then headed north along L 27 which is the Creole Nature Trail All American Road. Saw lots of birds in the bayou, but no gators. Saw some warning signs for them though. The whole area was very cool. Hooked back up on I-10 and drove into Lake Charles. Angie saw signs for Isle of Capri casino, so we had to stop. Very beautiful, right on the water, the casino part is on a paddle ship. Only stayed about ...
... one is not even on their website) They had a ton of other products that I never knew existed (Spicy pickles/Jellys/Salsas etc) but the strangest had to be the Jalapeno and Raspberry/Pepper ice cream.
We loaded up on a few sauces etc. and waived farewell to the Island folk.
I had read that there was a free ferry to Galveston if we went via the Bolivar Peninsula so we decided to go for that as ...
I don't recall exactly how I acquired the book "The Most Scenic Drives in America" (details 120 different drives) but the "Bayou Byways" a 12 stop, 210 mile trek from Lafayette to New Orleans ended up top of the list. Why did this one catch my attention? Because neither Dave nor I had been to New Orleans, LA (i.e. NOLA) and if we were going to go there, then we would do this drive, too.
Stop 1: Lafayette - It was a rainy, dismal Sunday (a ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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