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... The only draw back is, if there is a hurricane, there is nothing but the Gulf of Mexico in front of you. When it's nice it is really nice.
I crossed two bay bridges and eventually reconnected with I-10 west. The GPS was working fine but I was having trouble with it throwing me off the Hwy only to get back on?? That is an issue with creating preprogrammed routes. If the "way points" aren't ...
... 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.
... Rupert and no ghosts. We where to late for a tour inside the house but where allowed to wonder the grounds for free.
Time to hit the road and get over to our campsite for the night. Our camp site was not very homey, felt like a RV parking lot but a convent stop for the night. The town's claim to fame was the old Melacon's Cafe which was in a scene from the movie Easy Rider filmed in ...
... 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, ...