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Stayed at Jude’s RV Park on the outskirts of New Orleans. Marla, the owner, drove us downtown at 10 A.M. and picked us up at 9 P.M. We started at the French Market and walked around the entire day ending up listening to jazz bands along Bourbon Street that night.
New Orleans has its own unique style of architecture – long, narrow houses (some haunted?) with ornate colours ...
... returning to the van, Dan notices a leak underneath. We're both down on the ground checking it out when a young man comes along and asks if we're having a problem. He turns out to be a handyman extraordinaire, plumber, electrician, etc. We mention our broken plumbing and he says, "Follow me." One hour later he has fixed the tap and the leak and restored our faith in the goodness of human nature.
We had intended to take a slow coastal route but opted for the quicker inland route. Heading WESTWARD on Highway 10 then back to the coast to Miramar Beach near Destin. We are definitely on our way home!! Now on Central Time only 2 more time zone changes to the West.
Our next destination was New Orleans & luckily we had the TV on that night & heard about a weather ...
... thunderstorms and lightning. This morning, in between thunderstorms, we went out for a 3 mile walk through the slash pine forest, white sand dunes and along the beach. See photos. We returned just in time before another thunderstorm which featured close lightning, momentary loss of power (thank you surge protector) and torrential downpour. Now a little reprieve before next volley.
Monday, we begin our return west for ...
After a grueling five days of driving, it was time to find a nice campground and hang out for a few days. My plan was to stay at the state park on the beach near Destin. But the polar vortex spoiled things, so I found an RV park near Pensacola instead. The temperatures were in the 30's at night, and although it was only in the 50's during the day, at least it was sunny! I enjoyed a walk on the beautiful beach and a couple fantastic sunsets over the ...