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Nov 25, 2013 - Poche's Plantation

We moved from Natchitoches to Convent,LA for the last part of this trip, checking into Poche Plantation Bed and Breakfast and RV Park, which bills itself as a "historic site defined by over 1600 feet of white picket fence with 13 large capped columns fronting the banks of the scenic Mississippi River Road. This B&B and Camping RV Park and Resort is in the heart of Louisiana's Plantation and Cajun Country." We found it to be an unusual park with lots of full time residents and an absentee landlord - we finally were able to pay via a worker...

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Sep 23, 2011 - Antebellums

Thursday was Antebellum day. Check out the Google map. Starting at the top, and moving down, is Nottoway, Houmas House, Poche, Oak Alley and Laura, San Francisco, and finally Evergreen. It's about 45 or so miles from Nottoway to Evergreen. Touring the mansions is not cheap, most are $20 for the grounds and house. Some have ground only passes for $8-10. Photography is not allowed in most of the mansions and I don't understand why. Take Oak Alley for instance, full tour $19 ea. with senior discount. You could roam the grounds and take all the...

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Austin City Limits

Feb 13, 2011 - Back in New Orleans

We are back from the cruise. A detailed update to follow. Feb 5 ---- Left for a 7 day cruise out of New Orleans Feb 6 ---- Day at sea Feb 7 ---- Explore Key West, Florida. Finally a warm day to enjoy. Donna and I took a sightseeing tour of the city, while Krista and Matt went dolphin watching, snorkeling, and kayaking. The day was ended with the first of two formal nights for dinner. Feb 8 ---- Another beautiful day in paradise. All four of us went on a jeep tour of Freeport, Bahamas. Feb 9 ---- Arrived in Nassau this morning. After...

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Our travels

Feb 7, 2011 - Move on to Louisiana

Stayed at my brothers in Belton, Tx until today. Had a 3 inch snow on the 4th and decided to move on maybe find warmer weather. Drove to Convent La which was 563 miles which we said we wouldn't do but "do what you have to do" It was dark when we got here and it was so far out that our GPS tried to take us though some fields. Had to end up calling the campground to find it. After spending the night the next day we drove around and found a wonderful little cafe with great seafood. The Walmart was a long drive away so made a trip and picked up...

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Don't wake me up

Feb 1, 2011 - Parked for a while

Drove to Convent today. It is about 45 miles from New Orleans and as far as we are driving from home. This is where we are staying for the next two weeks. We chose to leave Baton Rouge early this morning so we could be stopped by the time the severe weather was supposed to hit. After parking, we waited and sat through 4 hours of a tornado and severe thunderstorm watch. This is part of the same storm blasting the NE states and eastern Canada. After the front went through, the temperature dropped by 30 degrees and we will probably see frost...

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Our travels

Oct 18, 2010 - Poche Plantation

It's an important day today, our daughter, Connie, came into this world 44 years ago. Happy Birthday honey! We had a very satisfactory ending to our slide problem. After contacting several large dealers, including Berryland, and being told they couldn't get to us for over 3 weeks, Dan found Blanchard Trailer Sales in Trailer Life, a Good Sam authorized service center. They were able to take us immediately! Better yet it was right on our way, easily located in Baton Rouge and only about 80 miles from where we were and 44 miles to where we...

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Sullivan's Travels

Apr 22, 2010 - New Orleans & Poche Plantation

Tuesday we drove 58 miles to New Orleans, we nearly didn't go as so many Americas had told us it was dangerous and had got worse since Katrina, anyway we decided to go but only took limited money and no big camera. It was easy to get into and park and we felt safe although we have talked to people that stayed down there in their RV's and said the streets where they were was unsafe and had to be took into the French Quarter by transport from the campsite. Well it was nothing special and not as we had imagined it to be, so glad we only went...

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Wandering America

Apr 20, 2010 - No Alligators- Plantation Houses now

Sunday we drove along the River Road where there are quite a few Plantation Houses, on route we drove around Donaldsonville, not a lot there just a downtown historic district, with old buildings to see, the one interesting thing we saw was a BLACK SQUIRREL. We then went to Laura's Plantation we went on a tour of the house and grounds, it was built in 1805, a sugarcane plantation and is still surrounded by sugar cane today. Laura's Plantaion is a Creole Plantation the tour is based on 5,000 pages of French Documents and upon Laura's own "...

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Wandering America

Apr 17, 2010 - Convent

We moved again today travelling about 165 miles, an interesting journey some off the time, the roads were terrible bumping along for miles and that was the Interstate!! We also drove on part of the I -10 that was built in the swamps must have gone on for over 10 miles, quite high up above all them ALLIGATORS!!! We are now parked at Poche Plantation in Convent, the original Plantation house is still here with some other buildings, we get a free tour of the house on Wednesday. There are loads of Plantation houses around here, we will drive...

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Wandering America

Mar 15, 2010 - Poche Plantation

It was a beautiful day in southern Louisiana...73 degrees today.We started some laundry and then walked around the grounds before we had our free tour of the plantation home. The park is more like a camp ground. Lots of trees and out in the middle of nowhere. It is right next to the Mississippi River and the levee. We had our door open till almost 10:00 and it was nice listening to the river traffic. There is a Catholic church right next door and an above ground cemetery behind the church. We drove a little ways in...I was trying not to...

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The Davis Dream

Mar 14, 2010 - Convent,Louisiana

We drove about 225 miles today . We had great weather and the roads were not so bad....better than the Texas roads we had been on (Hwy 59).I decided we were going to get everything ready to go by ourselves this morning. Carl Jr. does so much for us and we really need to learn everything and we learn best by doing.The only problem was that by the time we were finished, I had mud all over me. I cleaned up as much as I could and changed tops. We did not stay for the continental breakfast...we stopped at Cracker Barrel on down the road. The...

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The Davis Dream

Jun 7, 2009 - Convent, Louisiana

Instead of staying in the heart of New Orleans, we decided to do something different this trip. We wanted to visit some old plantations and mansions. We were lucky when I phoned the Felix Poche Plantation. At first he said they were booked and then he decided to offer us his own private RV space. He moved his rig out and told us to pull in and make ourselves right at home. It was exciting being on a sugarcane plantation and picturing everyday life as it must have been nearly 140 years ago. It was peaceful and beautiful to look at. We were...

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