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Apr 27, 2014 - Baton Rouge, LA

Windy all day but made a big drive today since we got a little behind. We been running the Generator to run A/C since our dash air is not working. So figure out that is why the batteries are going down, seem to be fine now, who knows. Stop in KOA Baton Rouge and off early in the morning to try to make it all the way into Florida since suppose to be at Disney World on Tuesday. We have been lucky all the terrible storms are right above us, only getting winds and light showers.

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Douglass 2014

Apr 26, 2014 - Baton Rouge

August 26, 2014 For the past several evenings Bob and I have been playing cribbage, something we did when we traveled throughout Europe in our van. Now that Bob has had practice we are going to begin to keep tabs on the winnings for the trip! Took an hour walk along the levy to watch the river traffic which is significant. We wondered why they “pushed” instead of “pulling, whether there were river controllers etc. When I have time, I’ll try to find the answers. Just had coffee as we were going into the Farmer’s Market near the Capitol....

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Apr 25, 2014 - Vidalia to Baton Rouge, LA

April 25, 2014 Escaped anticipated rain last night and this morning is cool and beautiful. Adjacent to camp is a 1.5 mile lamp lit walk along the MI River Levy. The park is magnificently kept with only a hospital and public works building on the campus. We had a very pleasant walk before we left for Baton Rouge. Right outside Natchez we found a car wash so baby got a bath. I was on bug detail and there were many! For $2 we had 5 minutes of wash and 5 minutes of rinse. What a deal! Hwy 61 is a very nice road through the rolling hills of MI...

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Feb 18, 2014 - Trip from Houston to Baton Rouge

After breakfast and getting everything loaded and secured we headed over to see the Battleship Texas BB-55. What a site, length overall is 573', displacement 34,000 tons, main battery 10 14-inch/45-caliber guns in 5 turrets and was the only ship that fought in both wars. When a shell was fired it could travel 12 miles and when it hit land it would cause a crater 10 feet deep the size of a basketball court. Ship is going through some major reconditioning from the engine room to the crows nest so viewing was limited. Afterwards we headed east...

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Nov 13, 2013 - Sightseeing near Mobile

The time around Mobile was enjoyable and “productive,” from a “vacationing” standpoint. We were able to see some sights not initially on the schedule. Day one we drove across the bay with directions to Bellingrath Gardens, the home and gardens of a Coca-Cola bottler of the Mobile area who became quite wealthy in that profession. The gardens were large, and admission could include a ride on a river boat in season; the season ended the day before we visited! The gardens included a tropical arboretum (steamy hot, as I imagine mobile may be in...

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Apr 19, 2013 - Baton Rouge, LA - Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV Campground

We drove 286 miles from Blackwater River State Park, FL to Baton Rouge, LA. It was all on I-10/12 so there are just a couple of pictures - not much to see along the interstate. We are really in kind of a high speed mode right now until we reach California as it is areas we have seen before. I know 200-300 miles every two to four days doesn't sound very high speed to many of you but it is for us - we prefer about 50-100 miles a trip!!! :) We are staying at the Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV Campground not far from the LSU campus. The...

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Feb 13, 2013 - Bayou Country

I was late leaving this morning because I had to make some phone calls and I did some work on my website. (One call to ICBC to update my motorcycle insurance took almost 40 minutes because it took more than 20 minutes on hold before I even got to talk to someone). So, I left early afternoon and roamed around Houston for what seemed like an hour and a half. I'm starting to dislike big cities with a passion! 12 lanes, jammed with all manner of vehicles, various highways intertwining and changing numbers, toll roads, ring roads...you get the...

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Feb 8, 2013 - Houmas House plantation

We left New Orleans and traveled west along the Mississippi to Darrow. Houmas House Plantation is a 23 room mansion surrounded by 400 to 500 year old oak trees.(google houmas house).drank mint Julipe in the garden and then toured the house full of antiques and history, we then traveled to Baton Rouge and on to Lafayette . planned to stay there for the night but stayed for about an hour as the zydeco bar we planned to visit was only open Saturday nights and the area was very rough and filthy with garbage all over the streets. Not sure if...

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Oct 5, 2012 - Baton Rouge, La.

Drove 161 Miles today from Vicksburg, MS. to Baton Rouge, LA. 61 south drove part of the Natchez Trace. We had fun in Vicksburg finally taking some of there money with us and they comped our stay at the RV park Life is good. We are now Parked in the Hollywood Casino Lot with a view of the Mississippi River very nice. Very warm and sunny here right now hope it cools down for sleeping. There is something going on here downtown lots of RVs parked and blockades all over the place with have to check it out and report back. Stay turned for the...

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Jun 16, 2012 - Baton Rouge

To finish up with Baton Rouge ..... seeing friends and family and bowling and a little sightseeing was what this trip was all about! We was able to have lunch with David and Randy at the Hollywood Casino Buffet. Took Gwen and John over to Hollywood Casino so they could gamble some ---- Grandpa sit with Aaron while Mommy, Daddy and Grandma went into the casino. John had much more luck with Gwen and Fran. Having happy hours and dining and pool time with our friends and family ---- bowling and the USS KIDD (those two in earlier posts)these are...

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Jun 15, 2012 - USS KIDD

After bowling and saying goodbye to our son, David and Randy we got into comfy clothes and off we went with Gwen, John and Aaron to see the USS KIDD. Below is some information regarding the USS KIDD found in the brochure we received onboard. Authentically restored, the USS KIDD is the only ship now on exhibit in her wartime camouflage paint, "Measure 22," used for the invasion of Japan. The combat colors caused thte ship to blend with the sky above the horizon and the sea below. The KIDD was launched February 28, 1943. She earned 8 battle...

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Jun 15, 2012 - Baton Rouge - USBC Open

Tuesday the 12th found us on another road trip in the car, but this one was less than 250 miles - easy! Ken was scheduled to bowl in the USBC Open and we had been told by very reliable sources there was not a good RV park in Baton Rouge so we left the coach sitting in Bossier City and drove the SUV. Ken has two teams that bowls in the open and all but two couples was staying at the same hotel - that was a blast! We enjoyed the happy hours together and also hanging around the pool and dining. Most of us stayed at the Embassy Suites but those...

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