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Jan 26, 2016 - Fountainbleau State Park - Mandeville, LA (1/25/16)

We had to detour from our travels for a few days because our furnace was not working well. We went back to our home in Georgia so that we could have parts sent and a place to work on it. It is now back up and running and we are back on the road. We are in Fountainbleau State Park in Mandeville, LA. This park is right on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain. It is a really nice park, but there has been a lot of rain so we couldn't walk around in the park too much. We did go geocaching. Found one, but the other one was missing. They were in the...

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Oct 31, 2014 - New Orleans Area

We left Opelousas, on the 29th, and drove to the wellness clinic in Carencro, about 20 miles south. Dr. Castille met with us for awhile and then we agreed to have blood work done and each of us had a full-body thermography scan. Each of us still tested on the acidic side and we know we have to become alkaline or the conditions which caused the cancer will still be there. We made an appointment to go back on the 3rd for our results. After getting all that done, we continued east to Mandeville, which is on the north side of Lake...

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Feb 21, 2014 - The Search for Treatment Begins

For years, I've been sending a newsletter to family and friends. The title is "So Many Roads, So Little Time." As I look at the title of our newsletter, I'm hit in the face at the aptness of it. There are still so many roads and now the time may be shorter than ever I thought. The daily call came from Betsy. She had lined up her arguments about why we should not remain in New Orleans for treatment, but go to Albuquerque so she could take care of us. She had the doctors lined up and ready to make appointments. Everything she said was so...

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Dec 26, 2013 - Mandeville, LA

Thu, 26 Dec: A three state day... Brrrr, enough of this cold! While it wasn't quite as cold this morning (33°F) as yesterday (29°F), it's still pretty hard to crawl out from under those comfy blankets to turn up the heat (especially with snogging available). We did, finally, get ourselves moving, breakfasted, and got Carpes Diem and Dinkum ready for the road. The most time consuming chore was adding air to the tires as they were all about 5 psi low due to the cold temperatures. With all that behind us Bob eased out of the SKP...

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Nov 5, 2012 - Mandeville, LA 2012

Mandeville is on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain. The fastest way to get to New Orleans is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway which is a toll bridge one way. It was only $2.50 on our motorcycle. There are several other routes, albeit longer, but a little more interesting. US190 to LA90 features Lake Pontchartrain on one side and inlets & marsh lands. There is a very large Wildlife Sanctuary along LA90. This is the wrong time of year, but otherwise the sanctuary would be teaming with birds. We have found a great place to stay in Mandeville...

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Mar 19, 2012 - Fontainbleau State Park near Slidell LA

Anxiety tied my stomach in knots as Mother - no, not Mother - for there was nothing motherly about the vicious malevolent - isn't there a stronger word to describe the horror that shook our home last night? The endless torrents of rain hammered the roof, filled the ditches, and drenched the fields everywhere! Memories of similar situation swamped my mind! Being caught in a killer storm on the Delaware on El Rio, our 37' sailboat was bombarded with high winds, wild rain, and constant lightning forks. Struck by lightning twice in 20 minutes...

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Voyage a Terre

May 25, 2011 - Packing

Started packing our suitcases today. Was babysitting grandkids and got them to help me sort items and take things out of their packages. We stopped and played with some of the science stuff that I am bringing. Students at my school gave me their pens, pencils, markers and crayons at the end of school year and teachers donated posters and borders that they no longer wanted or used. One student's mom bought me a microscope for the high school. Grandkids sorting pens,pencils, markers, and crayons. My suitcases are mainly filled with items for...

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Mar 15, 2011 - Outa Texas, on to da swamps

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Our last day in Rockport we hit a museum, the Texas Maritime Museum. I bet ya didn’t know that Texas used to have a navy? Yup, back when they were their own nation. Actually they had 2. And of course they do a lot of commercial fishing. It was a good museum. Then we went to an education center and saw an amazing show. There was a 6’ diameter ball hanging from the ceiling with 4 computer projectors around it. A retired teacher put on the show. The ball was stationary but it appeared as if it was spinning because of...

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Feb 20, 2011 - Swamp animals and a Krewe

We have enjoyed this week so much that we decided to stay longer. We were lucky to find an RV spot with sewer available Mon-Fri so now we leave next Friday instead of Monday! This has been a fantastic week. We rode the bikes along the bike trail a couple of times to the waterfront in Mandeville where they have a 3 mile waterfront bike trail with great views of Lake Ponchartrain and the causeway bridge into New Orleans. We have found a few good restaurants there too. There is a nice beach in the state park where we have spent a couple of...

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Winter 2011

Apr 27, 2010 - Maiden voyage April 22, 2010

Our maiden voyage was to Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, LA only 65 miles from our home in Mississippi. Since we are beginners and just purchased a used 2000 Winnebago, Adventurer we wanted to stay close our first time out. We were disappointed that we had so much swaying while on the interstate. Then hubby slowed down to 60 and it was better. Understand we are learning. We camped with three other couples that have been camping for years. We knew if we needed any help they would be there for us. This state park is very pretty. Even...

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Apr 4, 2010 - Easter Sunday

We had a great Easter Sunday. We went to early mass,7:30am, at Our Lady of the lake Church in Mandeville, LA. The church was absolutely beautiful and it was over 100 years old. I wish I would have brought my camera, the entire choir loft was in wood and such intricate carvings. After mass we went to the Waffle House and had breakfast. Later in the morning we went for a bike ride through some of the neighborhoods near the park. We took a tour of the Otis House Museum, it was built by W.T. Jay during the 1880's, the house was once the center...

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Apr 3, 2010 - Northshore, Fairview-Riverside State Park

This morning got up early to clouds and the chance of rain. We would be changing campgrounds today, but didn't have to checkout out until one, so we hung out had breakfast did a little cleaning and watched some TV. We drove about 35 miles north, over Lake Pontchartrain. The causeway over the lake is the longest in the nation, it is 24 miles over the water. I thought the causeway from Port Isabel to So. Padre Island being 2 1/2 miles was something, and it is...but driving across a 24 mile bridge not able to see land from any side is quite...

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