Travel Blogs from Longview
Headed out at 8:45 am, not an early start!! Skies are clear, perfectly clear, not a cloud to be seen. What he'd a storm roll by north of Dallas, pretty big system that was hitting ok city, we stayed on I 20 W to Abilene. Mishap east of Abilene, bolt holding bike rack sheared off, fortunately Todd checked it at truck stop while fueling! Didn't lose any bikes, just some time at mechanics while they drilled broken bolt out and ...
Leaving @ 8 am, headed for somewhere west of Dallas! Made it to Longview tx!! Uneventful day, great weather, sunny skies!! Drove over the mighty Mississippi! Found a nice little campground, pool for the kids, trails for the dogs. Great overnight spot! Didn't get as far as we hoped, 1200 more miles to Grand ...
... CBS station):
GRANBURY (CBSDFW.COM) – At least six people were
confirmed dead, more are missing, and extensive damage was reported
after as many as three tornadoes slammed into the lakefront town of
Granbury on Wednesday evening, flattening homes and buildings and
tossing vehicles like toys.
... It was an interesting and fun tour and we enjoyed getting to take a boat ride through the swamp.
Next we went to Oak Alley Plantation, also in Louisiana. It is one of the few remaining plantations left, and also the prettiest. The path to the front porch is lined with 28 Virginia Live Oak trees, 14 on each side. They were planted about ...
... and balconies.
We stopped first at Cafe Beignet and ordered sandwiches, jumbalaya, and, of course, delicious beignets (a type of French doughnut) covered in powdered sugar. The jumbalaya was incredibly good; I enjoyed trying some Cajun food.
There are several National Park sites in the French Quarter which try to preserve the history and culture of the area. One of the parks we went ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking