Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here
The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Conner, Washington. I’ll depart here August 13th.
Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.
Note: Mary flew from Baton Rouge Airport, Louisiana on March 12 to her home in California. I’m hoping to get her back with me by mid-April. 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!
The motorhome is currently parked at VFW Post #4224 in Baker, a few miles north of Baton Rouge.
Yesterday I drove the Bronco the about 10 miles to the West Baton Rouge Museum which you can read about by clicking their official website link…
It is an excellently done museum where they have a large main building and several other buildings that have been moved from the plantations to that location…
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…
Gwen Laviolette was my individual tour guide. She’s a retired French language school teacher, born in St. Martinsville, Louisiana and has lived in the area most of her life. She is very knowledgeable and provided me with a lot of information which greatly added to my visit there…
The museum is actually located in Port Allen…directly across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge…is funded by the Parish and hence the name…West Baton Rouge Museum. You can read about Port Allen by clicking this Wikipedia link…
Gwen told me that in the past in this area of Louisiana…sugar was king. In 1900 there were 26 sugar mills…the last one closed in 2005. You can read about and see photos of that mill by clicking this link…
Here’s an excellent link showing the remains of that mill…
A 22′ model of a sugar mill…
Here are some more photos that I took…
Like I said earlier…a great museum…admission for seniors is only $2. A good value for the experience. Highly recommended if you find yourself in this area.
Enjoying interesting local museums 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…
If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW!
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.
Forecast for today is sunny and 75 degrees.
Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!
The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…
On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!
Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos
There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa
If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/
For more information about my books, click this link:
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