Monday, September 24, 2018

Beaumont, Texas and New Orleans September 22-24, 2018

Saturday, 22nd, we left Fort Worth, Texas at 8:35 am traveling on I 20 through Fort Worth/ Dallas and then we cut south to I 10 taking us  through Houston.  We traveled in rain most of the way.  Traffic moved well.  We were sure glad that it was Saturday without heavy work traffic.  We spent our third night in Texas in Beaumont, 361 miles, at the Gulf Coast RV Resort, arriving here about 2:45 pm.  This is a passport America park and really nice although not directly on the Gulf.  We didn't even see the Gulf.  It was very wet but all the campsites had concrete pads so we didn't sink in the mud.

Sunday, 23rd, we started with the breakfast that the campground offered,  this is the first campground that includes breakfast, not the greatest but it was breakfast somewhat like hotels do.  Continuing on I 10 east after getting on the road at 8:30 am we finally made it out of Texas into Louisiana.  276 miles and we were in  Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego, La. campground at 1:30 pm.  This campground is just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans.  Tom had asked the young lady checking us in about places to eat in this area.  She recommended several but we chose to go to Perino's Boiling Pot.  We selected shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob, and potatoes which was all very good.  It had rained here before we arrived and there is lots of water laying around.  There was some clouds but no rain on this day.

Monday, 24th, we spent the day in New Orleans.  We drove the Jeep to the area to catch a ferry.  We parked the Jeep  in a lot, $10.00 for the day, and the boarded the ferry, $1.00 for each of us senior rate.

The ferry only takes a few minutes to cross the Mississippi. The World War II museum was recommended to us by 2 people so we went there. It was a very impressive museum, We spent over 3 hours there and feel we somewhat skimmed over parts but after a time we get overloaded.
 Leaving the museum we came across a Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant where we had lunch and the returned to the ferry for our return trip across the River.   We did have a couple showers today mixed with sun.  Tomorrow we move on to Pensacola, Florida.