Wheelygoode Adventures 2005/6 travel blog

March 16 - We managed to leave Betty's by 8:30, heading east. We had enjoyed out stay there and hope to return.

I-10 was busy just about all the way. We traveled through bayou area - a bayou isn't a river, but is more than a swamp. The Bayou Teche is navigable for a long way. There was a very long bridge, or more accurately, an elevated highway, over Henderson Swamp (where mosquitos are born and bred I'm sure), and it was obvious from stuff hanging up in the trees that the water had reached a long way above normal during the hurricane.

We stopped at the Mississippi tourist bureau, an especially pretty one with cobblestone walkways and lovely azaleas. Mississippi was hard hit by the hurricane, but the state is optimistic about the future, and has many plans for development.

Soon we were in Alabama, crossing the head of Mobile Bay where the land is just at water level - lots of damage there.

Our destination today was the Escapee Rainbow Plantation which is sort of in the middle of nowhere, and our drive took us through farmland and woods areas with wild wisteria. The towns we drove through were well kept with beautiful azaleas. Whatever was damaged by the storms it sure wasn't the flowering shrubs - they are gorgeous and in full bloom.

This is an interesting park with campsites, an area for dry camping, another area with leased sites and yet another large section with RV homesites.

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