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Dec 19, 2017 - Abita Springs, Louisiana

When we left Livingston, we had a week before we were due for our reservations in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where our son Jon, Jr., will join us for Christmas. We expected it would be a laid-back time, but with a little research, it turned out to be a rather interesting place. Abita Springs is a small town of a little less than 2,000 people and is situated north of New Orleans with Lake Pontchartrain between. The Abita Brewing Company is one of the largest employers in town. Established as a microbrewery in 1986 and drawing water from...

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2017-Adventures

Oct 20, 2015 - Starting Off

Being RV newbies, the RV dealership gave us a few complimentary night stays at several close-by RV resorts. We booked our maiden RV voyage as guests at one of the complimentary stays. My expectations were high. I like clean, comfort, and convenience in everything. When we arrived, my bubble bursts. The place was clean. I was uncomfortable. The site was close quarters to others. There was nothing to do in the area. Nothing was convenient to the "RV Resort". If this is RV camping, I decided right quick I was not going to be happy. We had...

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RVing with the Fam

Dec 9, 2012 - Abita Springs, Louisiana

Spent three day at Abita Springs RV park on the north side of Lake Ponchatrain. Drove down below New Orleans as far south as we could go along the west side of the Mississippi. Ended up in Venice. They call it "the fishing capitol of the world". it is definitely low country. The bayou waters are running right up over the roads! The next day we went over to Skydive NuAwlins in Slidell. It is a small one Cessna dropzone Made two jumps with the guys there out of a Cessna 182. 4 way relative work.

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Feb 29, 2012 - Abita Springs and the New Orleans Area.

Thursday we made the trip to in Abita Springs RV Park in Abita Springs, which is north of Lake Pontchartrain. This was a rural RV Park in a Pine Tree forest. They had a large parcel of land with several ponds and lots of room to walk. We made a trip to Covington which was a nice size town with lots of big box stores. In the old town area we went to a Hardware Store/Museum which was a lot of fun to walk thru, with all the old items in the store and even older items in the Museum. We tried going to a boat museum in Mandeville but it was...

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Sep 16, 2011 - Abita Springs, LA

Short drive here 180 miles, arrived just after noon. Weather cooled down today makes a nice change from all the heat we have had this year. Not a particularly nice park compared to the other places we came from but it was 3 days free and we have to listen to a 90 min sales pitch why we should buy one of there park memberships? we don't have any intentions of buying but the park here at Abita Springs is on the way back to Texas and its in the area we wanted to travel, right in the heart of cajun country. Going to Louisiana Gator Fest this...

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Feb 15, 2011 - Abita Brewery, Abita Springs, LA

We drove to the local Cafe du Monde in Mandeville for Beignets for breakfast - DELICIOUS! After the weather warmed up, we rode the bikes 12.5 miles north and west of here on the Tammany Trace Rails to Trails path. The ride was great through swamps and we saw several birds, hawks, squirrels and a few great white herons. Lunch was in Abita Springs at Abita Brewery before we headed back toward the campground. We were worn out when we finally got back to the RV. With the riding in the campground to get to/from the Tammany Trace we think we rode...

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Winter 2011

Jan 13, 2010 - Tammany Trace (Abita Springs) LA

Tammany Trace is a Bike path stretching from Covington, LA to Slidell, LA created by the communities reclaiming a twenty-nine mile railway bed. The trail is a level paved artery with several trestles and tunnels. The well needed break allowd me to stop by at many points of interest. The day was sunny and cool making the trail quiet and easy to maneuver. The points of interest are captured on my Kodak.. The Mystery House, is an interesting stop and roadside attraction in historic Abita Springs to say the least. It is a museum of sort! A...

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Jan 11, 2010 - Abita Springs RV Resort

Abita Springs, LA The RV Park get-a-way is in the midst of several lakes and in the heart of the Piney woods (yellow pines) with its sparkling spring waters supposedly a natural healing source discovered by the Abita natives when the area was first settled. Interesting to know that this water source is used by a local brewing company to create that exceptional brew. We found the park to be quiet, safe and friendly. This park was closed to regular RVers during Katrina. Every available piece of grass was set up with volunteer's tents and...

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Jan 11, 2010 - Abita Springs, LA - Abita Springs RV Resort

January 11, 2010 We arrived at Abita Springs and were greeted with ice on the ponds in the park. This is just not right. This is our first time at this Coast to Coast park and it is quite nice with the ponds and tall longleaf pines. It looks like I might be able to collect a few more needles for baskets. January 13, 2010 On Wednesday, we went to New Orleans and started our touring at the National WWII Museum housed in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion. After seeing the displays and interactive exhibits, we came away with a better...

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Rojoe 2009-2010

Dec 7, 2009 - Abita Springs, LA

A had better digress and finish up this journal for y'all before all is forgotten. Please forgive me if I have been just a little negligent and slow in the pages of this great journey which Rita and I set ourselves upon last August. To this point it was a great quest for travels to places which we had only seen in pictures or read about. We were still enjoying the sights and foods of the old south. Our stop in Lousiana brought us to where we finally got a chance to really experience the cullinary delights of cajun and creole foods. Also...

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Chasing the Sunrise

Apr 3, 2009 - Landed Again

This morning we got another early start and left Florida, drove through Alabama, Mississippi and arrived in Abita Springs, Louisiana a little after lunch time. WOW, four states and it's only lunch time, maybe we could have made Alburquerque before dark. Just kidding but I never been in 4 states in that quick of time. Of course you can go to the 4 corners area where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet and stand on 4 states at the same time but you know they charge you to stand there. There's an entrance fee and that sort of spoils...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Jan 14, 2009 - The Crescent City

On Sunday, January 4th, we said “Good-bye” to Mississippi and drove just over an hour to spend a week at an ROD park in Abita Springs, Louisiana, just across Lake Ponchatrain from New Orleans. We were at this park last year, and if you’ll recall, we had a great time with our friends Dan and Diane. This year, we shared the visit with our friends, Denny and Linda, and had a great time with them, too. It was cold and rainy the first part of the week so we just putzed during the day and in the evenings played Mexican Train. One night Don and I...

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