I never thought that I’d see the day that I’d get to visit the real Baton Rouge! That’s where we are tonight. For those of you who know I’m from Ottawa, Ontario, Baton Rouge has long been a favorite restaurant of my wife, Marion back home. Tonight I’m in the real deal…staying at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel. I almost forgot to come back to my room to post my blog. I spent time in the lobby bar chatting with Great Racers Mary & Ted Stahl, John Hollansworth, Bobby Hadskey…well you get the idea. This hotel/casino happens to offer a free concert each and every Friday night. Tonight a tribute band called, Na Na Sha brought back memories of the 50s, 60s and 70s with an awesome sound. It was hard to leave to come back to my room! The racing/rallying today covered the roads from Vicksburg, Mississippi, through Natchez all the way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. What a ride! What a competition! What a welcome! In terms of competition, things are heating up…I’m wondering if we are going to have the fist repeat winners since 1998 and 1999 when Rex Gardner and Gary Kuck managed that feat. Tomorrow is Championship Run Day, always the hardest of these Great Race challenges, as we travel through Crowley, LA to finish tomorrow night in Covington, LA. That’s it for tonight…I think that I need to check out the casino!