Path to the beach.
THEN IT WAS ON TO OUR NEXT STATE PARK
Arrived at St. Bernard State Park around 2:00 pm and the drive there was again another nightmare. The first time I tried to get to this park I had to deal with a small river ferry. This time I had to drive on very busy and very small and very congested and very unsafe city streets. Driving in New Orleans is the pitts. Things were falling off my walls, dishes were clanging, the dog looked upset at all the noise the coach was making and I almost turned around and went home instead. No park is worth going through all that. But I set my mind on visiting these 6 parks and by golly I was going to do it.
I made a brief stop at the Chalmette Battlefield where the Battle of New Orleans was fought in 1814. Took a few photos from inside the coach and headed out.
I tried to drive into the Chalmette National Cemetery but the gate was too small for the RV so I headed down the road to the park.
Nice stretch near an old plantation.
Got to the park and the gate attendant informed me that I could only stay one night as they would be booked tomorrow due to the Mardi Gras season. That's all I wanted anyway so I took site #14 near a lagoon.
Check out the Camp Host.
Well, that's our last park for this trip. I thought I'd be gone at least 2 weeks on this trip but it will be 10 days tomorrow. I think if the weather had been nicer I'd have stayed a little longer in a couple of parks. My itenerary for my next trip will allow me to stay a week in some parks I deem worthy.
I have a lot to do when I get home in preparation for my next trip when we visit the rest of the 14 State Parks in Louisiana. Not sure if I'll have enough time to do everything and still leave on March 1st. I may have to wait another week before leaving.