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Vermillionville Historic Village and the Tabasco Factory

Jungle Gardens, Avery Island

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Roughly halfway from Galveston to New Orleans we found a great Harvest Host stopover to break the journey into two doable sections. We had a puncture in one of the tires of Fordy, the one which was already fixed once in Mexico much earlier. As the tires were about 85% worn out we decided to replace all four to new ones. We found a shop with stock next to our night stopover so we checked and filled the tire in the morning and hoped for the best!

The first part was already fun right after leaving Galveston: a ferry ride on Route 87.


After the ferry ride we have arrived to Vermillionville without issues and after dropping off the trailer we went for the new tires for Fordy (and to do a laundry while they installed them).

The next morning the boys stayed in the camper to watch Formula-1 and the girls visited the museum we parked at. It was absolutely worth it!


Then another stopover was the world famous Tabasco factory enroute so we visited it and learned a lot about how they make the pepper souce. It was an interesting and interactive experience.


The Jungle Gardens on Avery Island is a rich and beautiful botanic garden next to the factory, thanks to Edward Avery “Ned” McIlhenny. Born on Avery Island in 1872, Ned was an arctic explorer, naturalist and conservationist and the son of Tabasco sauce inventor E. McIlhenny.


Posted by divatmotoros 06:22 Archived in USA

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