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Apr 7, 2017 - Duson LA to Theodore AL

Days 8-9: Tuesday & Wednesday April 4-5, 2017 Duson LA to Theodore AL We left Duson at 8:15 am (shortly after the end of quite time at the RV Park). We headed east on I-10, our route until we reach Theodore AL at the end of the day. This section of our trip includes crossing the bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin—a swamp area that is about 20 miles wide—the largest in the United States. The traffic was moderate through Baton Rouge. We bypassed New Orleans, taking I-12 north of Lake Pontchartrain and reconnect with I-10 at Slidell LA. Near...

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Oct 15, 2016 - Mardi Gras museum and Fort Conde

I was able to find a hub cap that fit the front tire on the Eagle at another supplier with many US locations. Then I went back and got a spare - now they will never come off again. The French founded Mobile in 1702 and the first capital was 20 miles north of present day Mobile. In 1711 due to flooding the settlement was moved to current location and the new Fort Conde was built between 1721 and 1735. The current fort is a 2/3 replica built on the original footprint. Mobile has been under French, British, Spanish American and Confederate...

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2016 Eagle trip

Oct 14, 2016 - Dauphin island

This campground is new and very nice, there are chalk boards at each site that welcome all in the party, including pets. Some people have 3+ names on their sign. We are looking for a hubcap and went to the T/A to see if they had one that would fit - will try it out. Then we drove through Bayou LaBatre with many shrimp boats in the canal - should have stopped to check it out as it's supposed to have great seafood. Dauphin island is reached by a long bridge and was the site of Fort Gaines, constructed in 1853-61 and was part of the southern...

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2016 Eagle trip

Feb 27, 2014 - End of an Era

This is a week to remember. We got our new unit on Tuesday afternoon and worked till dark moving. Resumed that task early Wednesday in the pouring rain, finally finishing around six, with a lot of organizing left for today. We threw out some stuff and realize how much unnecessary crap travels with us. There is a repacking planned when we next settle in Hebron town for a time. Destiny didn't move until the end of the day yesterday and she had a "what's up" look in her eye as she watched her home being unloaded. She spent hours checking this...

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No Snow For Us

Feb 21, 2014 - Senility in Action

Now for the explanation of last night's senility comment! The short version is that we bought a new fifth wheel trailer today. We visited one just like it while in Florida and loved it. The few shortcomings that our Bullet has were all overcome by it. Additionally it had some comfort stuff that we really liked. Yesterday we visited a dealer in Theodore who had in stock the exact unit with some upgrades, so we asked for a price. His response made it easy to not buy this gorgeous piece of work. We stayed too long and he gave us the real...

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No Snow For Us

May 16, 2012 - De Quincy FL a Theodore AL

De Quincy FL a Theodore AL Distance parcourrue 284 milles Michel, Pierre et moi dejeunons, discutons et commencons les demarches pour le depart... Les procedures de depart semblent beaucoup plus longues pour un 5th Wheel que pour un motorise. Ceci est seulement un arret pour un soir et chemin pour destination de Nouvelle Orleans Campground Payne's RV Park, tres paisible, relaxant a cote d'un lac.

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May 14, 2010 - Bellingrath Gardens

We stayed in Mobile last night at Shady Acres RV Park. After breakfast, we got it all together and took off for Theodore and Bellingrath Gardens. I'd heard about it so often from June, and here we were close with a chance to see it ourselves. It seems we missed most of the azaleas in bloom. We did see a row of white ones, and they were still pretty. The hanging baskets and other container gardens were gorgeous. We enjoyed the rose garden, but it wasn't spectacular. What used to be the six-car garage now is home to Bessie Mae Morse...

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Mar 15, 2010 - Bellingrath Garden & Home

Today we visited the Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore Alabama, near Mobile. The trip included a car ferry across Mobile Bay from Gulf Shores to Dophin Island passing through the many oil rigs. The gardens were donated to the city by Walter Bellingrath in memory of his wife Bessie. The site of the gardens was originally a fish camp. Suffering from the stress of business in the early 1900's Walter was order by his doctors to "learn how to play" and thus he bought the property. His wealth coming from owning the first Coca-Cola bottling company in...

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May 25, 2009 - New Orleans, Louisiana to Theodore, Alabama

May 25, 2009 We awoke to dark skies and rumbling thunder. Each day in New Orleans has brought predictions of rain, but we have had only occasional light showers. Well, today the predictions have come true. The skies opened up. It poured rain. We hooked up when the volume let up, and hit the road. We stopped just before the Mississippi border, and the sky opened up again. We drove from New Orleans to Theodore, Alabama. I wanted to see Bellingrath Gardens, so after settling the RV, off we went. We arrived at the gardens just as another huge...

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Fuehr's Tours 2009

Mar 28, 2009 - Theodore, AL - Payne's RV Park

We made the short trip over from Pensacola to Theodore (which is just west of Mobile)without incident - after a long stop at the USS Alabama. I took a few pictures of the ship which you might like. Those 16 inchers are some big guns. They take three large charges of powder to propel each 2,800 pound projectile 23 miles away with accuracy. That is Frances and Roger in the foreground of the picture of the 16 inch guns. I also had to let Doris have a go at the 40mm anti-aircraft guns. :) After our visit the the USS Alabama, we went on to the...

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2009 Alaska

Jan 19, 2009 - Bellingrath Gardens

Still from Coastal Haven RV Resort, Fairhope (near Gulf Shores), Alabama We got back in the real swing of things today by getting out & seeing one of the area’s highlights, Bellingrath Gardens. Wink, wink, betcha you had that one figured out as soon as you saw the title, huh?? Yesterday was such a gorgeous day that we promised ourselves that we were going to do something today, as we sat here in Phae enjoying the beautiful day while watching the football games & later going out for dinner. We’ve now realized that we had lulled ourselves...

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We're Wingin' It

Oct 15, 2008 - Theodore, AL - Alabama, the Beautiful

We had another fairly easy drive today with just a little excitement thrown in to keep us on our toes. After turning off I-20 at Jackson, MS, we headed south on U.S. 49. We like to get off the Interstate highways and travel the secondary roads; but, there are some disadvantages to that strategy. There usually aren’t many rest areas but we generally find a grocery store or other shopping center parking lot to whip into for a quick break for Joe and a walk for Foxy. So, when we spied a Super Wal-Mart, we turned off…..but, just as Joe was...

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