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Apr 19, 2011 - Venice, LA

Summertime and the living is easy . . . . Old Man River, That Old Man River . . . . . The Shrimp Boats are coming la la la la la - - -It is a medley! We bought breakfast cereal in New Orleans. We do not need it. Even in Venice, there is a restaurant open for breakfast. After breakfast, I take my lounge chair over the levee. I sit. I read. I watch the river traffic. We eat lunch at the Venice Marina. There are camera crews around. It is the one-year anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill. Did everyone see us on TV? Our Captain calls. He will...

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Apr 18, 2011 - To Venice, LA

We fill the gas tank, stop for groceries and head back to Venice. We are scheduled for an afternoon fishing trip. Venice is recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the oil spill. There are no high-end RV Parks but we find a place to plug in. There are no souvenir shops but there are two marinas in operation. There is at least one new lodge (hotel). There are plenty of fishing captains. We find a grocery store and several restaurants. We see new construction of schools on stilts. We ask the park owner’s son how they survived the hurricane and...

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Apr 17, 2011 - Day Trip: Venice, LA

We ask everyone about Venice. Are there charter boat captains? Is there an RV Park? Have they recovered from Katrina and the Oil Spill? We get little information but John is determined to see for himself. Venice is less than two hours away and we have our KOA site for tonight. Even with the GPS, it is nerve racking getting out of the city. Finally, on Route 23 South, the traffic thins and we head to Venice. Route 23 is part of the Great River Road. For those starting their journey here, it might be a little discouraging. The GPS tells us...

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Nov 16, 2009 - River's End

A long awaited drive to the Mississippi Delta - Monday, November 16 Since deciding to come to New Orleans, we have wanted to see the lower delta country where the Mississippi River flows to the sea. This peninsula is in Plaquemines (pronounced Plak-e-mins) Parish, and Plaquemines is a word for persimmons. Plaquemines Parish is also the parish that was wiped out in the great Mississippi River Flood of 1927, when the City of New Orleans dynamited the levees to save itself. Prior to the dynamiting New Orleans’ city fathers promised New...

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

Jul 24, 2008 - Plaquemines Parish

First, let me state that if you read my post of July 23, and it was full of typos, that is because I saved a draft but did not realize that it could be read before it was finalized. You all know how much I like to be typographically correct. Today we decided to "carsplorate" (our word for car exploration) to see if we could find the mouth of the Mississippi. The farthest south you can get by car is to drive through Plaquemines Parish. We headed over the West Bridge, leaving the city of NO and heading south through the surburbs of Gretna...

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Rob&Sue

Feb 26, 2008 - South end of the Mississippi

Tuesday when we reviewed what we wanted to do, we decided to see the penninsula where the Mississippi entered the gulf of Mexico, so down highway 23 we went. We were suprised to see that along most of the highway there were levies along both sides with the road sunken below sea levil about 25 ft or so. We were looking up at a levies and seeing tall ships pass out to the golf along the Mississippi channel. During Hurricanes this whole area gets flooded. During Katrina it was all about 25 ft underwater. Kinda like a bathtub full of water....

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