Baker, Louisiana – Day 1

Yesterday we drove the motorhome the about 75 miles from Duson to Baker, about 5 miles north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The journey, mostly on Interstate Highway 10,  was a difficult one with strong gusty winds from the south hitting the motorhome broadside on the passenger side. Along the way we crossed the Atchafalaya Swamp…the largest river swamp in the United States. The bridge across the swamp is 18.2 miles long. You can read about the Atchafalaya Swamp by clicking this Wikipedia link…

The X in the below Google Earth image marks the tourist information center in the middle of the swamp where we stopped to empty our waste tanks and fill our fresh water tank. The V locates where we are currently parked at VFW Post #4224. The reason we are parked here is because Mary flies from Baton Rouge Airport to return to her home in California tomorrow morning.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…


Here are some photos that I took at the tourist information center…







You can see some beautiful photos the Atchafalaya Swamp by clicking this link…

You can read about the swamp people by clicking this link…

Here’s where we are parked at VFW Post #4224. They have graciously provided an electrical hookup. As I write this morning it is raining heavily. It’s supposed to clear later today with a very pleasant weather forecast for the next week…129

And the usual dinette photo…


I hope to get Mary back by mid-April…right after tax time is done. My current plans are to stay here for a few days and then start SLOWLY drifting north along the Mississippi River to Memphis, Tennessee where I’ll then turn northeast heading for New England. Can’t go north too fast because it’s still cold up there!

Enjoying the Atchafalaya Swamp is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of Louisiana. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


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All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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