Category Archives: Louisiana

Natchez, Mississippi

After a good night’s sleep we are both rested and ready to go. We crossed the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and then left Interstate 10, going north on Highway 61. This is the Great River Road, a National … Continue reading

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Louisiana Swamp and Cracklins

It was a very noisy night spent in the parking lot at Isle of Capri Casino last night between the highway bridge noises and the trains going by. Neither of us slept well. So we’re tired today and only drove … Continue reading

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Escapees and a Casino

We just spent the last two nights at the Escapees RV Park in Livingston, Texas. This is more than just an RV park, it is the Escapees RV Club National Headquarters. And Escapees is more than just another RV park … Continue reading

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Amtrak, 1 Sunset Limited, Day 1

As our train approached the station in New Orleans last night it took us right past the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, I was lucky to get this blurry shot of it with my iPhone. No sleeping on the train, as it was … Continue reading

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Tabasco Sauce

The world’s only Tabasco bottling plant is near Lafayette, Louisiana. How could we resist a free factory tour? The pepper-scent of Tabasco greeted us as we drove into the parking lot. It wasn’t an eye-watering strong pepper smell, but mild … Continue reading

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Baton Rouge

After the rain stopped this morning we thought it would be a good idea to visit Baton Rouge, the Louisiana state capitol city. It remained cloudy all day with occasional spots of light rain. The historic 160-year-old Old State Capitol … Continue reading

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A Parade and A Plantation

Just because Mardi Gras is over doesn’t mean partying ends. The small town of Independence LA had their Sicilian Heritage Festival, with a parade, a spaghetti cookoff, a meatball throwing contest and more. It was just a few miles from … Continue reading

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