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On Tuesday, April 12, 2011, we drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans stopping at the Oak Alley Plantation. In New Orleans we listen to Jazz in the French Quarter and visit the Cafe Du Monde in the original French Market for coffee and beignets, delicious French style sugared donuts.

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[0:34] Leaving the Hampton Inn. Pause the Tour and Zoom out to 20 miles to preview our route.
[0:41] Leaving I-10 and driving west toward the . You can see the track from our return trip coming up I-10.
[0:51] Passing the Motiva Enterprises LLC Convent Refinery.
[1:15] Crossing the Mississippi on the Sunshine Bridge near Donaldsonville.
[1:51] Driving south along the river.
[2:26] Visiting the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation, a fine example of Greek revival architecture built in 1837. Enjoy the photos of the house, the live oak lined lanes, and beautiful grounds.
[6:01] Re-crossing the river at Luling in St. Charles Parish.
[6:43] Arriving in New Orleans.
[6:58] Walking through the French Quarter visiting the original French Market, the Cafe Du Mounde, St. Louis Cathedral, and enjoying jazz (and bluegrass) in the streets.
[8:20] Starting our return to Baton Rouge. Pause the Tour and zoom out to 20 miles to view Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi delta.

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