Today we had a late start, for a couple of reasons. One it was a short day, only 38 miles and second it was raining and it didn’t really start letting up until 8:00 a.m.
At 8:00 a.m. we went back for the second day in a row to Christie’s for breakfast. They were happy to see us. Imagine that. We ate slow and Ed drank 3 cups of coffee while we waited out the rain.
The ride itself was uneventful partially because we were back tracking on the same road we used to get into Baton Rouge (Highway 61). Once we turned off 61 we got on a smaller country road that had some rolling hills.
When we reached Jackson we immediately stopped for lunch because the church we were going to stay at wasn’t cleared by our staff leaders.
We had a great Mexican Food lunch before heading to the Methodist Church. We got there just in time for us to visit the “The Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders” museum which was setup for us by the Church. The church also had showers which were much appreciated since it was rather cool today and the garden hose would have been very hard to take.
I have never seen such an elaborate setup of model trains. The members of the organization were extremely knowledgeable and were excited to demonstrate how the trains worked. This was right across the road from the Methodist Church. I was the last one to leave. They are open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday’s of each month from 11:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.
The members of the church also provided us with a great dinner. They went way out of their way to provide for us.