Tuesday, December 17, 2013

On The Road Again!

Just like Willie! We dropped the rig off at 8:00 AM and went for breakfast. We went back at about 11:00 and they were wrapping up. They took it for a short test drive and declared their job done. We paid the $1,825 US bill ($1400 parts, 400 labor) and we were on our way by noon. We drove carefully, imagining all kinds of burning smells and vibrations but it was fine. We made a short day of it, driving for three hours and stopping at a Walmart in Wharton, Texas, just a little west of Houston.

Tomorrow we will try for Breaux Bridge, Louisiana and Poche's Fish-N-Camp RV Park. We were there before and it is a nice Passport America park on a man made lake with some nice Étouffée restaurants nearby. We want to be in New Orleans for Christmas but we do not want to get there too early as the affordable RV parks are in the outlying areas of NO, close to the noisy highway and about a five mile bus or taxi ride from Bourbon Street. Before you ask, the nice RV park near the French Quarter is $99 per night over the holidays. We will stay a few days in Breaux Bridge and move to NO on the 22nd or so. It should be fun!

BTW, It is 79 in the shade here!


11 comments:

  1. Remember that there's the $18/night (last year's rates at least) really nice Bayou-Segnette state park in Westwego. Very quiet and near all the services. You can leave your car on the west bank and take the Algiers Point ferry, which will take you right into the French Quarter. Would be a good option for a few days and then you could move closer.

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    1. (You have to pay for parking on the west bank, but the ferry is free. Door to door, it's no more than 45 minutes from the state park to the French Quarter depending on traffic and if you have to wait for a ferry or not.)

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    2. Thanks Rae, we will check it out.

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    3. we stayed at Bayou-Segnette state park and it is great. From there you can drive 3 miles to the free ferry which will drop you off across the river at the Aquarium. Parking will cost $5 at the ferry or you can take the car across and find parking in the city. We are booked there again in March. Just restating what Rae told you.

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  2. Have you ever tried Betty's in Abbeville in the heart of Cajun country? http://www.bettysrvpark.com/about.htm

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    1. That looks like fun for a couple of nights!

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  3. Croft, this is the park we stayed at when we were in New Orleans. Five miles from the French Quarter and very reasonable. http://www.judetravelparkofneworleans.com/picturesandmore.html

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    1. That looks much nicer than the ones I found Chris. Thanks!

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  4. So glad you are back on the road, Bonus, not cash strapped! Time to have more fun!

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  5. Nice that you got back on the road again. Have fun and enjoy N'awlin's and very tasty food.
    We always stay at Abita Springs, is a membership park thou.

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  6. Yes George, I saw that on your Blog. They have a deal on right now.

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