Side Trip

LJCLers attending National Convention at Troy University are invited to travel with the LJCL side trip. This trip provides Louisiana delegates with transportation from Baton Rouge to the Convention site and back while they visit attractions along the way and bond with their fellow JCLers, and it’s always a lot of fun!

NJCL 2017 and Louisiana JCL Side Trip Information

Side Trip flyer

Side Trip Application


  • The application and deposit for the side trip is $200 made out to LJCL, due May 1
  • The full balance, due July 1, will be $410-$755, depending on the number going
  • Mail to:
    • Robert Gilchrist
      429 Forest Avenue
      Shreveport, LA 71104


Dies Primus- Dies Veneris (Friday the 21st )

  1. Departure from Catholic High School, Baton Rouge LA at 7am
  2. Bellingrath Gardens and Lunch in Mobile AL
  3. Drive to Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola for beach fun!
  4. Dinner en route to Defuniak Springs
  5. Spend the night in Defuniak Springs at the Holiday Inn Express

Dies Secundus- Dies Saturni (Saturday the 22nd)

  1. Early Breakfast at Hotel
  2. Drive to Montgomery AL to see…
    1. Jasmine Hill Gardens
    2. Montgomery Museum of Fine Art
  3. Lunch in Montgomery at Eastdale Mall
  4. Dinner in Montgomery and Bowling at Bama Lanes
  5. Spend the night at Holiday Inn Express Montgomery

Dies Tertius- Dies Solis (Sunday the 23rd)

  1. Breakfast at Hotel
  2. Optional Sunday Mass at St. Bede The Venerable Catholic Church- 8am
  3. Leave for Dothan AL and Waterworld!
  4. Waterworld – Lunch and FUN all day!
  5. Dinner in Dothan and spend the night in Dothan AL at the Holiday Inn Express

Dies Quartus- Dies Lunae (Monday the 24th)

  1. Breakfast at Hotel
  2. Depart for Troy AL and NJCL!!

Dies Festae (Monday the 24th to Saturday the 29th)

  1. NJCL Convention at Troy University!!!
  2. Return to Catholic High School Baton Rouge LA, late afternoon or early evening

        (n.b. Pick up in Slidell for NOLA delgates is feasible)

If you have any question, feel free to contact Rob Gilchrist, LJCL Co-Chair, at 318-470-5636 or email him at