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May 24, 2016 - Days 2 and 3 in New Orleans

Days 2 and 3 in New Orleans were busy. On Monday we took the Canal Street Ferry into New Orleans. We followed that with a trip on the Trolley to The French Quarter. We took in the many "sights" and unique buildings this area is famous for. We walked to Bourbon Street where we ate lunch at the Bayou Berger Restaurant. After more walking and sightseeing we hopped on another Trolley to The French Market. Darlene and Robin did some shopping and then it was off to the Café Du Monde for their world famous Beignets (French Donuts). After that it...

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May 22, 2016 - Day 2 - New Orleans Here We Come

Day 2 of our journey started from DeFuniak Springs Florida as we continued west on I-10. The weather was great, roads were decent and traffic was moderate, though just a little tricky around New Orleans. We are staying at the Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego Louisiana just outside New Orleans (or Norlens to the locals), for the next 3 nights. For our first evening here we drove to the River Walk area next to the Mississippi River. We ate dinner at Mother's Restaurant which was a short walk from there. After dinner we paid a brief visit...

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Nov 15, 2011 - Bayou Segnette St Pk, LA

We pulled out of Byram, MS about 8:30 this morning and within the next 20 minutes we ran into rain. The rain varied from light to heavy and back again, but stopped entirely after driving in it for an hour or so. The drive to New Orleans was pretty routine except for the rain and then the crossing of the Huey P Long Bridge, which was down to one single, very narrow, lane, with a concrete barrier and curb on the right and bright orange cones on the left. Just to make it interesting, they parked a pickup to the left of the cones, so that you...

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Mar 23, 2010 - Out of touch?

We may not have access to the internet for a few days, as we are on our way to a State Park near New Orleans. After that we will be heading north but have no idea where we will stop each night. We do plan to spend one night in Sikeston, MO before reaching Hannibal next Sunday. We will visit more friends in the Sikeston area. In any case, dear readers, we want you to know that I will be writing each day. We may not be able to post the entries until we have some internet service, so plas be patient. Have a great day! Remember.....Life is Good!

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May 19, 2009 - Bayou Segnette State Park

Bayou Segnette State Park is located in a little town called Westwego about 30 miles southwest of New Orleans in Jefferson Parish. A "parish" in Louisiana is the same as "county" in the rest of country. It comes from its French/Spanish heritage and the original boundaries of local Roman Catholic parishes. Alaska refers to it's counties as "boroughs". The region of New York City refers to its cities of Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens as boroughs. But, I digress. Bayou Segnette State Park is on my list of the best state...

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Apr 8, 2009 - What a deal!

This lifestyle affords us the opportunity to visit all types of campgrounds. Everything from 5 star private 'resorts' to dry camping at WalMarts. Every now and then we stumble across one that puts all the others to shame. We have found just such a jewel here in Westwego, Louisiana. Bayou Segnette State Park is located just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. In fact, we will be taking a free passenger ferry from the neighboring town of Algiers to New Orleans tomorrow. That's right - FREE! It drops you off at Canal Street which is...

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Nov 16, 2008 - We Go Westwego

Bayou Segnette State Park is almost as good as Shirling Lake State Park in Alabama. During the summer, it is probably a great choice for families since it has a wave pool, and several other interesting amenities. Like Shirling Lake, it has WIFI, but like most other State Parks around the country, it does not have septic or a honey pot. At only $18, I'm not complaining. Based on the reviews I read for other RV parks in the area, this one is the best place to stay.

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Mar 12, 2008 - Mar 9 - 12th

Mar 9 - 12th The next-to-the French Quarter RV park was a little expensive ($61 a night) so we limited our stay there for three nights. It was a great park with a landscaped, secluded, heated outdoor pool, generous pavers for pads for both towed vehicles and RV, first class fixtures and power, level pad and free, good wi-fi. They do not hurt for water so you can wash your vehicles to your heart's content. Knowing we could not see all the area we moved out to Bayou Segnette State Park in nearby Westwego. Louisiana honors the national Golden...

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