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...if anyone knows of any neat places, parks, interesting things to see that aren't to far off my path would suggest a heads up.
In Mobile, AL there is the Battleship Alabama along I-10. If you're thru when it's open it's a neat diversion. When in MS, drop down to US 90 (a couple of miles south) and check out the old waterfront homes. There are plenty of cutoffs to take you back to I-10. Once you're back on I-10, have a camera ready when you get west of Baton Rouge, LA. There's an 18-mile bridge that crosses part of the Atchafalaya Swamp. It's impressive (if you're impressed by swamps ). There is of course the Alamo in San Antonio, TX, and once you hit AZ you'll pass thru an area of "balanced rocks" in the desert. The balanced rocks are a lot of fun to look at. It's almost as if they're defying the laws of physics. You'll see most of them between Benson and Wilcox. Tucson, AZ is full of old west history. Lots of stuff to see.
Unless you specifically want to see New Orleans, I suggest grabbing I-12 shortly after entering Louisiana and following it back to I-10 in Baton Rouge. N/O traffic can be a nightmare, and frankly there is little to see unless you visit the French Quarter. It's a grubby, crowded city. I-12 will spare you the traffic and it shaves off about 20 miles from the trip.
Wow a lot of information thanks I'll check them all out.
I hadn't even considered New Orleans I figured it would be a tourist trap and like you say nothing but the French Quarter and I don't drink and I can have a cajun meal at many other places along the route. Love cajun!
One I forgot: I-10 exit #139 in LA. The Tiger Truck Stop. It's an old kind of run down place but last time I was there the Cajun food (including gator sausage) was still pretty darn good. And there's Tony The Tiger. He's lived at the truck stop since he was a cub. He's in a fairly roomy enclosure and appears to be spoiled rotten. For several years the so-called "animal rights" crowd have been trying to take Tony from his home but the owner seems to be holding his own. Click[^]
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