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May 31, 2011 - "Ya'll came all the way from California to go tubin'?"

Check out of our New Orleans, French Quarter hotel in the morning ready for a fun day and the drive to Historic Natchez, Mississippi just 2 1/2 hours away. Since our drive was short we had a full day to find something fun to do. After searching the web we found Tiki Tubing just east of Baton Rouge not far from our route to Natchez. It was a local place which is what we hoped for. We first stopped a Winn-Dixie, the local grocery store for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. (Eating out is becoming quite pricey.) I was surprised again to see Banana...

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Dec 9, 2010 - Santa Rosa Beach, FL to Denham Springs, LA

Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau .... We have been setting our departure times as 8:00 a.m. and we are pretty close to being perfect. This was so we could get to our destination by mid-afternoon - never after dark. I think we did that once, a long time again - never our choice again. My family will laugh - we go to bed when it turns dark outside! Our travels on Rte. 10 took us across a Twin Span Bridge that is 18.2 miles long. That is a l-o-n-g ride over water, land, little swamps, etc. So much to see - great for tourists like us. I never...

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Oct 28, 2010 - Old State Capital

After another slow start this morning, it was only in the seventies so we blame it on the cold, we decided to head into downtown Baton Rouge and check out the sites. Our first stop was the Old Louisiana State Capital Building. We spent a couple of hours wandering around this great old building, very impressed with the Rotunda! Hughie Long, Louisiana's infamous governor from the late 1920's, ruled from this building, and there is a huge section of the museum set aside for him and his work. We then cruised past the new capital building and...

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Oct 27, 2010 - Houmas House

Today we headed south about 45 minutes towards New Orleans on the interstate and then west towards the Mississippi River and the Great River Road. Apparently pretty much the whole length of the Mississippi has the Great River Road running along both sides of it. The section from Natchez, Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana has many of the old Antebellum Plantations (look that word up, I had to!), and that was our destination, the Houmas House. The Houmas House had many owners throughout its history but was known as the Sugarcane Capital...

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Oct 26, 2010 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

We pulled out of the Springridge RV Park with Natchez, Mississippi as our intended destination for the day. Before hitting the highway I pulled into Starbucks for a shot of Hi-Test to get the body functioning. About 5 KM's after getting on the freeway heading towards Vicksburg we pulled off on the Natchez Trace Parkway, which we would follow for about 140 KM's to Natchez. Beautiful drive, other then the rain which at times came down in buckets! Shortly after noon we pulled into Natchez, and after seeing a Sign - Baton Rouge 80 Miles - we...

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Jun 28, 2009 - LBJ Lake at Kingsland, TX

We have decided to leave Denham Springs on Tues, June 30 instead of Weds. Will drive part of the way and continue on to Kingsland on Weds. I do not take a computer with me so I will continue when we return. Maybe I can recap my trip on here with pictures.

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Aug 12, 2007 - And We're Off! (Mississippi - Louisianna)

We prepared the RV and loaded supplies for the weeks before we left home. It was SO HOT. We left Gautier late and stopped to get stuff for my daughter-in-law, Carol, from my sister, Sue, in Long Beach, MS. We didn't make it to our chosen state park due to a terrible accident on the Interstate. The Interstate shut down so that Life Flight helicopter could landon the highway. We ended up staying at the KOA in Denham Springs, LA. It was OK, nothing spectacular, but clean. * Please note that additional pictures can be viewed at: ...

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