Sunday, March 10, 2013

We left for Louisiana on Friday, March 1,  About 200 miles across Rt 10. We arrived in New Orleans about 5pm and had some Van problems. The campground directed me to a garage he recommends.
      I called them and they said come over sat at 8 am and they will check it out. After 2 hours of repairs we were back in business.
     We were at Pontchartrain Landing which is on the out skirts of New Orleans. The campground is on the  waterway canal with nice sites.  Note: This campground people were so helpful in setting up and locating a repair shop, they even offered to pick me up at repair if they needed to keep the van overnight. They were so concerned when I came back after repairs they stopped by to see if I was satisfied with the job done. This campground went way above the service I expected. This was also a Pass Port America Campground. Stop here when in town, they even have a shuttle into downtown 3 times a day. 
  We then drove downtown to the French Quarters. Found a lot to park near to everything. We walked over to Bourbon St. and blocks around. We checked out some of the stores, they had all kinds of party items..skirts, masks, necklaces(beads) and hats etc.We saw a gang of people in the street dancing to music and then move onto the next block, they were all on bicycles decorated with St. Patricks’ Theme. I don’t think they were sober? 
    We walked over to the church square where in the walks around it were Artists with their beautiful art for sale. Anywhere from $15.00 to hundreds. The colors were so vibrant. We decided to catch a surrey ride for a tour of the French Quarter, we were with 2 other couples. only $18.00 each for an very informative ride.
     We then walked around and ate lunch at a food court, the restaurants were very expensive. After 4 hours downtown we went for a drive around town. We even found a cemetery that look interesting and drove thru looking at all the above ground gravesites with large tombstones and Mausoleums with several burials in them. 
    Then back to the camp to rest for take off tomorrow for our caravan meeting place.  See Pictures ..

God Bless .. AirstreamHobo and Mom 

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