Thursday, October 7, 2010


Wednesday, 10-6-10, Hammond to Baton Rouge, LA. Once again, we ride Hwy 190 toward Baton Rouge. In Albany, we took a brief respite from the traffic and met Elizabeth Buckner who made a donation to CMN. Thank you Elizabeth! Near the town of Holden, we were greeted by Lloyd Stewart, who interestingly enough, lives on Lloyd Stewart Road nearby. Because Lloyd has done some bicycling, he was concerned about our safety while riding in such heavy traffic. He offered us a ride that we kindly declined. He then said he would call ahead to his brother, Raymond, who would intercept us down the road on his return from a meeting. He could then provide advice about the best routes into Baton Rouge. What a nice guy! Several miles later, we met brother Raymond who gave us good info about bike shops and routes. He too offered to give us a ride which we again declined. We arrived at Best Western Chateau Louisianne at 3:30. The owner, Mary, upgraded us to a suite for the same price as a standard room. Wow! For 2 people who are happy as clams when we find a motel with 2 bars of soap, the Marquis de Lafayette Suite was like entering a French Quarter Dream. Ann called the Stewart brothers to let them know we made it without incident.

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