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Subj: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 27-29
Date: 4/8/2003 9:45:14 AM Pacific Standard Time
From: kbwalk@mymailstation.com

   As I headed south to Woodville, MS I got to spend 2 nights at the Woodville Bed & Breakfast a quaint little house on the outskirts of town.  I had the place to myself and really enjoyed being there.  On sunday I attended church at the Methodist Church, and several people said they'd be driving to St Francisville the next day and could haul my cart.
   The fire chief in Woodville called up his coulsin, the mayor in St Francisville.  Mayor Billy D'Aquilla said he'd take care of me when I got there, and was planning on letting me sleep inside the city office.  But the fire station was located right next door, and I asked if I could stay there instead, since most fire stations have showers, a couch and a kitchen.  The fire chief said sure, and I had the place to myself. 
   Sgt. Travis Depew was interested in my walk and befriended me while I wsa there in St Francisville.  He showed me all around town, called up the newspaper, and even took me for a  ride on the ferry across the Mississippi River and back just for the fun of it.
   While I was there in St Francisville, I was able to make contact with Johnny Parrott, a high school classmate of mine from Scio, Oregon.  Johnny had recently been transferred to Baton Rouge just 6 months ago and knew I'd be coming through there, so we were pretty intent on meeting up in Baton Rouge.  I thought it was pretty amazing to meet up with him again after 22 yrs, and enjoyed spending 3 days with him and his family.  We went to the Capitol, checked out a couple museums, saw where he worked and met his co-workers, and did a whole lot of reminiscing.  He dug out his high school yearbook and we discussed what, who, how and where all our classmates were.  It was great catching up with everyone and telling stories!

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