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Feb 23, 2016 - Mandeville, LA

Tue, 23 Feb: Running ahead of the storm... The weather forecasts are not too kind. A large storm is heading across the gulf area, from Texas to Florida. We're not going to escape it, so our only option is where we'd like to be when it hits. Given our schedule we opted for the north lake area of Louisiana. Turned out not to be the best choice, but then again, hinesight is always 20/20. Hoping to outrun the storm we left the RV park at 0820. We retraced our route to US 90 toward Lafayette and I 10. Ten miles up the road we stopped to fill...

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Feb 14, 2011 - Fountainebleau State Park, Mandeville, LA

Fountainebleau State Park was a wonderful surprise. Thought it was nice that we could get full hookups in a state park and that it was great that the park was on a rails to trails bike path. The park is probably the best state park we have visited. The state park is on Lake Pontchartrain with beach access a short bike ride from the campground including a pier and a great view of the bridge to New Orleans across the lake. There are a lot of live oak trees that must be very old with limbs that are larger than most trees. We had fun climbing...

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Winter 2011

Jan 16, 2007 - The Big Easy

We arrived in Madisonville, La (across Lake Pontchatrain, north of New Orleans) yesterday just as a cold front hit bringing 40 degree temperatures, 20 knot winds and rain. Our campground was a beautiful state park set on the banks of a meandering river. It was too cold and rainy to enjoy it. Not much had changed this morning so we headed into New Orleans, despite the weather. We drove 25 miles on a causeway across Lake Ponchatrain in heavy rain and wind and headed for the French Quarter. We attempted to wander and see the sights but it was...

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Baja or Bust 2007

Dec 6, 2006 - Abita Springs - Covington

Dec. 6/06 Today we stayed in the North shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Abita Springs has been known for its fresh spring water since the beginning. It was a Choctaw Indian village and when the trains started coming and bringing people the Indians showed the newcomers how to convert local timbers into planks, to tar and pitch log cabins and to use herbs and plants for healing purposes. Abita Springs is now recognized for its attractive historic district. Covington has history all through the town. The Hardware Store is run by the son of the...

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Oct 8, 2005 - Slidell, LA

Tom and I drove 18 hours down to Slidell (a suburb of New Orleans) to give Tom's bro and sister-n-law a hand in repairing from floodwater damage. There was 8 inches of standing floodwater, which absorbed a foot or two up the walls... there's a lot of work to be done. Tom found a frog in the bathroom today. Slidell is cleaning up, but there are still downed power lines over sidewalks and *heaps* of trash...

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