Menchies is a favorite of our family. (Unlike other fro-yo places, Menchies always has 2 flavors of sorbet, which pleases me, since I don’t like yogurt.) After only two days on the road, I needed a good treat for the kids, and I was really pleased to find a Menchies in Baton Rouge.
This is when the virus really kicked in for Molly. She was coughing yesterday at the ‘gator place, but she was a trouper. She especially enjoyed all the geocaches found or just attempted along the way, no matter how bad she felt.
One of the most awesome parts of today was seeing an alligator CROSSING THE ROAD! It happened just before crossing into Mississippi, but I couldn’t get a picture before it disappeared into the grass. A good ol’boy had stopped traffic to let the ‘gator cross without harm.
I loved the backroads of Louisiana: lots of swamps, bridges, crawdad boats, etc in Louisiana. Mississippi was a little boring until we reached the Gulf of Mexico. We stopped at the beach in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. I was completely infatuated by the deserted town, particularly eerie at sunset. – it was apparently wiped out by Katrina. Molly and Zoe enjoyed the sunset walk on the beach.
The hotel in Gulfport, Mississippi had a 24-hour pool, and the kids did not want to leave! The hot tub was extremely hot, so I did not enjoy it very much. 😦
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