Day 182: New Orleans City Park and a Wanderful friend.

Today the clouds dissipated and left us with pools of water once again in the low lying areas around the campground. Our stay here has been a little disappointing as many of the reasons why we liked this place last time were not quite the same. The facilities all seem a lot more run down than we remembered. Half of the campground was closed and slow internet has prevented me from getting a lot of work done.

Day 182: New Orleans City Park and a Wanderful friend.

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Day 180: Taking children for a stroll down Bourbon Street.

The forecast calls for some rain in our future so we decided to take the opportunity to get back into New Orleans to do some more sightseeing before it is too late. Once again, we are taking the bridge in and forgoing the Algiers Ferry. Maybe our next visit won’t land on the perfect storm of tourists in the crescent city and we will be able to get back on that boat across the Mississippi river.

Day 180: Taking children for a stroll down Bourbon Street.

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Day 179: Eating our way through New Orleans.

Being back in New Orleans is a pretty big milestone for us. Since leaving Florida, we don’t have many plans to stay anywhere more than a couple of days. New Orleans is the only big city we planned to spend more than a couple of days at until we got back to the west coast. Once we leave Louisiana and head into Texas, there are going to be more transit days and for longer distances.

Day 179: Eating our way through New Orleans.

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Day 177: Gulf shores of Mississippi.

Last night we tried to eat dinner at the buffet of Biloxi’s Boomtown casino but we were unable to get in there with the kids. Since it is just a casino and not a hotel, no one under 18 is allowed inside. We actually didn’t care that much about it. We were just trying to patronize it for allowing us to park overnight.

Day 177: Gulf shores of Mississippi.

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Day 174: Leaving Seaside for Pensacola.

Before our 1pm checkout today we planned to meet Sean and Kristy down at a neat little planned community called Alys Beach. We drove through it on our way in and found the place fascinating. It is a planned community like Seaside except all of the structures were designed and built by the same company. It is dubbed by the planners as ‘Luxury Beach Living from the perspective of New Urbanism’.

Day 173: Leaving Seaside for Pensacola.

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Day 172: Grayton Beach State Park and the Happy Hour Crawl.

Last night when we arrived at the Cracker Barrel, we were hesitant about parking for the night. After all, we had just been kicked out of a Wal-Mart that we felt was safe and accommodating when we arrived. There were no dedicated RV parking spaces like they usually do and there were also no other RVs here. We circled for a couple of times before deciding to settle into a corner of the lot.

Day 172: Grayton Beach State Park and the Happy Hour Crawl.

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Day 171: A day in Seaside, Florida.

Our short 2-night stay at Saint Joseph Peninsula came and gone way faster than we had hoped.  This is definitely a spot I can see myself spending at least a week at next time we are in the area. With still a handful of places to see in the panhandle before crossing over into Alabama, we headed back towards the mainland and kept on moving westward.

Day 171: A day in Seaside, Florida.

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Day 169: Apalachicola revisited.

Last night was the coldest night we have had in a long time. It is definitely not shorts and t-shirt weather around here anymore as it dipped into the 30s for the first time for us since the Carolinas back in October. Hopefully this is just a cold spell that will pass as we intend on keeping our summer clothes around for as long as we can.

Day 169: Apalachicola revisited.

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