Wednesday, March 6, 2019

More New Orleans

Wednesday: (03/06) Leftover hash and eggs for breakfast. We decided to stay three more nights and since the holiday rush is over we got a site in the RV park with hookups and less mud. We relaxed at home the rest of the day. Lou and Dawn relaxed, I napped. Leftovers for lunch and dinner.
We moved from the overflow lot into a space today.

Thursday: (03/07) Granola and banana for breakfast. After showers we were off to the Post Office to mail a couple of boxes to home. We then headed off to see the New Orleans Botanical Gardens. We then went to the El Gato Negro Mexican restaurant for lunch. After lunch we visited a couple of used book stores then bought day passes for th transit system and rode the trolley downtown. We found another used book store for Dawn. Next we rode the ferry across the Mississippi River. Then we had dinner at Harrah’s Casino and rode the trolley back to our car and went home with a stop at Walmarts for a few things on the way.






Friday: (03/08) We drove down highway 23 to the southernmost point of any road in Louisiana. It was as close as we could get to where the Mississippi River flows into the ocean near Venice. The river is just a few inches from flood stage and the road was flooded across at some places.   We stopped a few times to look at the river and watch the ships. We explored Fort Jackson, a civil war era fort intended to protect New Orleans. It looks a lot like Fort Point in San Francisco, but prettier. It even has a motte with an alligator in it. The weather today was quite nice with no wind and being about 70 degrees. Chicken and avocado for breakfast. Lunch at the market in Port Sulphur. More chicken. Pork chops with mashed potatoes and peas for dinner.




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