July 5th, 2009
Packed and left the house by 10:15am, which is no mean feat for our family!
Took Hwy 75 to I-20E and hit Shreveport, LA by 2PM. Seems like it took forever to leave Texas…that is, until we entered Louisiana, where we took I-49S towards Alexandria, LA. There are NO bathrooms off of I-49 between Shreveport and Alexandria. Well, there is one. In Natchitoches. Don’t pass this one up! Its the best place for a bathroom before Alexandria.
Since we missed Natchitoches exit, we wound up stopping in a backwater gas station well off the freeway – it was essentially a mobile home (no wheels) and a gas pump. We had to buy something to use the restroom – silly me bought gas. Of course, Josh can’t resist the Pavlovian response to a public bathroom and had to poop. I could hear banjos the whole while…my only regret is that we didn’t get pictures.
Stopped in Alexandria, LA at a McDonalds – bleh.
Made it to Covington, LA by 6:30PM. We stayed at a Courtyard by Marriot, room #311 and used points for it. Total cost: $0.
Ate at Acme for dinner…the red beans and rice were phenomenal, but the Bloody Mary sucks.
We spent a fortune here.