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Oct 29, 2009 - State Capitol & Museum

From Lakeside RV Park – Livingston, LA As we have done throughout our travels, when in or near the capitol city of a state we make sure a trip to the capitol building is on our list of things to do and places to see while spending time in that area. We also like to combine that outing to the state capitol with one to the state’s museum if available. That is exactly what we did; visited Louisiana State Capitol and Louisiana State Museum. Standing as the tallest state capitol in the United States at 450 feet with 34 floors, it sits on a...

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Oct 21, 2009 - A White House Replica & A Gothic Castle

From Lakeside RV Park – Livingston, LA We again today ventured into the city of Baton Rouge only this time we went to the heart of “downtown” to tour the Old Governor’s Mansion and to check out the Old State Capitol. Both according to their respected visitor’s brochures were located on North Boulevard just a few blocks apart. Asking GyPSy Jill to lead the way, we headed out this AM to learn about the political history of this state when these two venues were the stars of the state government and it politicians. Our first stop was the Old...

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Oct 20, 2009 - Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens

From Lakeside RV Park – Livingston, LA On yet another beautiful, cool and sunny autumn day, we set out to visit the LSU Rural Life Museum and adjacent Windrush Gardens located today right in the center of Baton Rouge. However this was not the case when the parcel of land on which the Rural Life Museum was received as a wedding gift by Emma and John Burden in 1856. In that era, it was a plantation located several miles outside the city which the couple named Windrush after a small river which ran near Mr. Burden’s family home in England. The...

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Sep 17, 2009 - We Have Been Robbed

Yes that's right, we have been broken into and robbed and we were in the bed asleep. After a wonderful day in Natchez we drove back to the campground. Had dinner, watched some TV. Bob went on to bed and I stayed up to work on my journal. I put everything away and turned out the lights up front about 11:45 PM. Bob was still awake, we talked about our travels of the day and where we would go on Thursday morning to spend a few days in New Orleans. Finally we drifted off to sleep with the TV on. At some point we both were awaken by a crash....

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RAMBLING ALONG

Sep 15, 2009 - On To Baton Rouge

I must be getting tired, I can't remember the names of the rivers or the swamp that we drove thur. Now if they had plain names I might could remember, but with the French, Indian or Spanish names I can't pronounce, so I can't remember them. The 246 miles we traveled today was uneventful. It is so nice to drive down the road and see grass and trees. Even big pastures of green grass. When we arrived at the campground and everything was set up we decided to find a Crackerbarrel and go have some veggies. I put Crackerbarrel in the GPS and...

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RAMBLING ALONG

Aug 12, 2009 - Bakin In Baton Rouge

Our campsite here is on River Road. A huge levee is between us an the Mighty Mississippi River. There was one road which allowed us to go over the levee. We saw a huge tug pushing eight large barges upstream. The river was at least a half mile from the levee. To a non-river person seems like the river could never fill enough to reach the area of the retainer. We dined on Cajun food. I loved it, but it was too spicy for Lina. Other than the campsite being a little difficult (traffic wise) to get to, it was great once arrived and set...

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Apr 16, 2009 - Baton Rouge, LA - Tour of Rainbow's End, Escapees National Headquarters

(Ron Writing) This morning we went on a guided tour of the Escapees Rainbow’s End RV Park. It’s a large facility with camping sites, deeded property with stick houses or park models, and RV sites that are on long term leases. They also have a swimming pool, clubhouse and activity center. We spent much of the time touring the corporate office building and the mail handling facility. Rainbow’s End has its own zip code and each day a semi-truck brings a load of mail from Houston. The staff sorts this mail and forwards it to the Escapee members...

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Mar 10, 2009 - Still in Louisiana

Today I drove a small portion of the Great River Road which runs along the Mississippi River from Ohio to New Orleans. On this portion were several plantations and I stopped to tour one. It's called Oak Alley and that's understandable when you look at the pictures. All the trees were planted by a French farmer in the early 1700's, and the big house was built in the 1800's. The house and the plantation grounds are beautiful and interesting...but slighly marred by the idea that 93 slaves were part of the picture. After another night in a...

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Feb 4, 2009 - Baton Rouge, LA

Today we entered a new state (Louisiana) and we traveled 278 miles for a two-day total of 527 miles, which is the most we have ever done in that time period. We left Texas early this morning and picked up Highway 12 at Beaumont, near the border, leaving Interstate 10 behind. We had heard that Hwy 10 is really rough through most of Louisiana and as usual, it was packed with trucks and construction, so we were happy to move over to the smaller Hwy 12. Most of Hwy 12 was in pretty good shape but there were some rough areas too, especially...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Nov 15, 2008 - Back Tracking to Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is on the Mississippi River, but it's northwest of New Orleans. We backtracked here as we head towards Texas for winter. This will be our last city on the our Great River Tour. Our park - Farr Park, was just 4 miles from city center and just across from the river levee. It's main claim to fame is the equestrian center, or as they call it - 'horse activity center'. Yet it has a great campground that's quiet for only $12.00/night. But as we soon found out, it's also popular on weekends when LSU has home games. Fortunately we...

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Oct 5, 2008 - Day 43 Louisianna

We arrived at the Louisianna State Capitol in Baton Rouge just in time for sunset. The drive from Jackson, Mississippi to Baton Rouge was uneventful mechanically but in the Spirit there was heavy resistance. As we drove into Baton Rouge we could see the remnants of Hurricane Ike; many downed trees on the capitol grounds. Every capitol we have been too so far when we begin the proclamation a breeze comes up, some capitols the breeze is stronger than at others. But in Louisianna, when we began the proclamation, the breeze that already was...

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Sep 29, 2008 - Baton Rouge, LA

The clouds and rain dissipated overnight and it was sunny and warm in the morning. The night clerk suggested I park the bike on the sidewalk right in front of the room for the night. It was hard to argue with that but I had to remove the luggage from the bike to squeeze into and out of the spot. Late night was not a good time to be riding the bike through the lumpy grass either. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It took a long time to dry out everything. I discovered late last night that Canadian passports are not waterproof. My...

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