Monday, December 23, 2013

New Orleans!

The weather broke yesterday and the tornado never happened so we headed down the highway towards New Orleans "gnaw-lins". NOLA is outside of Cajun Country so we will not be able to expect the same quality food from now on. We told Betty we would be back and we will be! Her park was a great find! Thank you "The Boondocks".

We took the back roads out of Abbeville towards NOLA and eventually ended up on US 90, a concrete road with a bump in it every time you cross a joint. Very annoying. The rain started about twenty miles from our destination and was soon coming down in sheets, slowing traffic down to 30 or 40 MPH on the highway. We found our exit and pulled into the Jude Travel Park on Chef Menteur Highway, a place recommended by Chris and Juan. It is a reasonable $195 per week as compared to the fancy (and admittedly better located) French Quarter RV Park we stayed in last time which is charging $99 $108 per night over the holidays.

It was pouring rain when we arrived so we quickly hooked up the essentials and hunkered down with local cable. We will set up StarChoice this morning.

The weather is calling for rain again today but so far, so good. There is a $5 shuttle to the French Quarter and there is also a bus stop ($.40 seniors) on the street outside the gate. A taxi is about $15 plus tip each way so however we get around it is still a substantial savings over the RV park downtown. We are thinking of just making this a "lay around" day and saving Bourbon Street for Christmas Eve.


  1. Thanks for the RV park info. I agree re saving some pesos, think I would take the $5.00 shuttle. Have fun.

  2. Thought about you out there in the tornado area, glad you are safe and happy. Have fun in New Orleans!!!

    1. We are clear to go now Karyn. We were just on the very edge of the tornado area and were not in much danger.

  3. Cool, glad you found the place and it works for you. The city bus is a good ride and at forty cents, that's just about free. Have fun tonight in NOLA. I bet it is going to be a celebration!

  4. Enjoy the French Quarter, we always have fun there.
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Hope you have a great time in "gnaw-lins" tonight. I'm betting you'll be able to find some Christmas Cheer on Bourbon St.

    Merry Christmas to you Croft, Norma and your entire family.

  6. Glad you got there without a hitch. Yup, the weather has turned cold here at Betty's. I've signed up to stay for another month as I'm having so much fun and getting lots of help with issues in my RV. I've collected a list of things I either don't understand or want to change. Happy Hour is a great time to get advice from members of the CULT. Merry Christmas, "Gnaw-lins Style," to you and Norma.