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May 11, 2014 - St. Francisville, LA - Rosedown Plantation

We are staying at a campground in Morganza, LA across the False River from St. Francisville, LA. Saint Francisville area has several antebellum homes that have been restored and are open for viewing. We went to the Rosedown Plantation State historic park operated by the State of Louisiana. The plantation was built in 1835 by the Turnbulls at a cost of $13,109.20. the cotton plantation consisted of over 3500 acres and at one time 450 slaves worked at this plantation and three others owned by the Turnbulls. The only surviving heir of Daniel...

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Mar 6, 2014 - Mississippi - Louisiana

The electrical system on the RV is now working like a charm. Almost as charming as me. We headed towards the wonderful food capital of the US - Louisiana. The weather has been pretty dodgy with the temperatures getting up to around 6 C on a good day and often overnight down to -2. We got over that because the heating system in the RV is working well and when we venture out we get appropriately dressed up. Driving into Louisiana took us through a few quaint little towns obviously with people who have a sense of humour. We managed a couple...

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Nov 22, 2012 - Days 10 & 11 - St. Francisville, Louisiana

We left Vicksburg with our clean laundry, noting that the crack in our windshield was about 1/4 inch longer. I had put a dab of lipstick on the end of the crack yesterday, so we could tell. On our way the temperature got up to 75 and we began to notice Spanish moss hanging from the trees and lots of kudzu taking over along the road. I saw the first palm tree of the trip! We also saw a warning sign along the road with a bear on it - but we didn't see any bears. We stopped at a Walmart along the way and bought a turkey breast and some other...

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Apr 30, 2012 - St. Francisville, Louisiana

Did a lot of exploring today from car. Wanted to check out a bayou tour east of Lafayette, but decided not to upon checking out the watercraft they were using. Decided it wouldn't be the most enjoyable to view from. The one we went on 2 yrs. ago was very enjoyable. Then we decided we wanted to head to Baton Rouge to see what it had to offer. Unfortunately, after getting there we decided that it didn't have as much to offer as we had anticipated. We were looking for some accommodation that had something to offer insofar as the area/district...

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Apr 12, 2011 - River Road Plantations

From Peaceful Pines RV Park – St. Francisville, LA Prior to the Civil War, two thirds of the known American millionaires in this antebellum decade lived on plantations along the Great River Road between New Orleans and Natchez. Their fortunes were tied to the fertile delta soil of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. They lived on plantations ranging in size from hundreds to thousands of acres and their homes reflected wealth and an opulent way of life….a life that passed with the Civil War. Many of these homes were destroyed during...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Apr 11, 2011 - "A Walk Through History"

From Peaceful Pines RV Park – St. Francisville, LA After spending our time thus far on this stretch of the Great River Road in the Felicianas (West & East Feliciana Parishes) and not in the town of St. Francisville, that was our destination today. Remember that very early on after our arrival we went to the West Feliciana Historical Society and Museum to get information on points of interest. It was on this visit that we were given “A Walk Through History” map for the town of St. Francisville which leads the visitor on a mile long loop...

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Apr 9, 2011 - A Big Bust !!

From Peaceful Pines RV Park – St. Francisville, LA We have been at this lifestyle for a little over 3 years now and without question this day was the first true “bust” as far as plans to sightsee and explore an area we were visiting. As you know from yesterday’s post we had collected our “touristy brochures” and last evening we worked out an itinerary for the remainder of our stay in this area of Louisiana…..finding there was more to see than days left in our stay. So, today we were to travel about 30 miles north up river crossing into...

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Apr 8, 2011 - History of Feliciana Parish

From Peaceful Pines RV Park – St. Francisville, LA Today we visited the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum which is housed in a restored 1895 hardware store located in the historical district of St. Francisville. For those wondering as I did, West Feliciana is a portion of the once larger Feliciana Parish formed in 1810 and then divided into East Feliciana and West Feliciana Parishes in 1824. Today St. Francisville is the only incorporated city in West Feliciana Parish and as such is the seat of government for the parish. For a small...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Apr 7, 2011 - St. Francisville, LA

From Peaceful Pines RV Park – St. Francisville, LA We moved just a short 130 miles today to the small town of St. Francisville which on the great river we are following finds it sitting on its east bank. The RV park we are in is rather small, located about 7 miles outside St. Francisville and has a lot of “construction workers” calling it home. The staff is very nice and helpful and Rudy has already made friends in the park. Our next door neighbors are fellow Escapees; transplanted New Yorkers who also enjoy the fulltime RV lifestyle. After...

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Mar 27, 2010 - Day #41

Day #41, Saturday March 27, 2010: Left for an intended day observing wildlife in the St. Francisville area beginning with a tour of Oakley Plantation once the home of John James Audubon North America's foremost wildlife artists of the time. This was a morning well spent, a museum depicting plantation life was excellent. Our next intended stop was Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge, a disappointment since the flooding river had covered the road. Locals didn't seem to mind since they just stopped the pickup and threw out the fishing line or...

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Spring 2010

Mar 26, 2010 - Day #40

Day #40, Friday March 26, 2010: Hiked through Sam Huston Jones S. P. in the a.m. Drove N.E. across LA 190 and up to St. Francisville where we are camped for a couple of days at Peaceful Pines Campground. You'll always remember the best and the worst campgrounds, sadly for them, the average ones get forgotten. Peaceful Pines fits into the latter – maybe the roughnecks and the shrimpers wouldn't have been so bad after all!

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May 25, 2009 - St. Francisville

Today we visited St. Francisville, La. about an hour south of Natchez. This town looks just like you would picture a small southern town: towering oaks dripping with spanish moss and large branches covered with ferns. Winding streets, hills and ravines, historic houses and quaint shops. The newest houses are those built about 1900, the oldest homes are from the late 1700's. I can't imagine how a home from the late 1700's could survive the termites, moisture and climate of southern Louisiana. One of my favorite stops was Grace Episcopal...

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