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Apr 27, 2019 - River Ridge, Louisiana

It’s moving day. We decide to take an air boat ride. I know the address. The GPS keeps giving us a route across the Mississippi River on a ferry. Not knowing the schedules, we opt for the route by road around Southern New Orleans. The air boats are only an hour away. It is a stressful hour. New Orleans traffic is crazy and it is Jazz Festival time. We normally avoid cities but we have to get around New Orleans and over the Mississippi River. On a lighter note: 1. For the last half hour of our drive, I can hear something running in the back...

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Jul 6, 2015 - Moving Upriver

We decided to leave Grand Isle a week early because of the mosquitoes and we ran out of things to do. It's a nice place to visit, but unless you fish there's not a lot to do on the island. We headed to the New Orleans area. We'll spend about a week here at a couple of different RV parks exploring the old Plantations along the Mississippi River and what New Orleans has to offer. Our first stop was a KOA west of NOLA near the Louis B. Armstrong International Airport. You can see planes taking off, but thankfully it's not very noisy. Our first...

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Oct 9, 2011 - River Ridge (New Orleans), LA

In New Orleans we took a city tour-in part, to see how things were recovering after Katrina. Some areas have been rebuilt but many areas and homes remain abandoned because of no insurance or the expense of the cleanup. 80% of New Orleans was underwater-anywhere from 2 inches to 15 feet. Several celebrities have been heavily involved in the reconstruction efforts. In addition to donating $5 million himself, Brad Pitt matches $ for $ any online donations to his foundation. The new houses being built by his foundation are on piers, made of...

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Apr 15, 2011 - To River Ridge, LA

With our allergies acting up, we decided last night to head north. However, we both sleep well. At breakfast, we realize that neither of us feels comfortable with our decision. We are two and a half hours from New Orleans. Let’s go! Our spirits lift! This is more like us. We are not going to let a couple of bad allergy days get us down! We cross again the Atchalfalaya National Wildlife Area. We skirt Baton Rouge with ease. We make a Cabelas stop. What could be better? As we near New Orleans, we cross the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management...

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Nov 13, 2009 - Parishes

We end up in New Orleans at last - Friday, November 13 Friday the 13th - the perfect day to hit unlucky New Orleans. But first we had to pass through several more parishes. Parishes are the Louisiana counterpart of the counties used by 47 other states. (Alaska uses boroughs and census areas, and Hawaii presumably just has islands.) Since Louisiana began as Spanish and French colonies, and since both countries were officially Roman Catholic, the governmental subdivisions followed the ecclesiastical subdivisions which were the Catholic...

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