Thursday 4/6: I found an RV park in Ardmore, OK called By The Lake RV Resort. It's only been open since August of 2016. With not much in the area this was a find and I would highly recommend this RV park for and overnight or an extended stay.
By The Lake RV Park, Ardmore, OK
With our reservation in New Orleans not until 4/12 we had to find a place to stay for 4 nights. I found Lakeside RV Park, about 73 miles outside of New Orleans. They have a few long pull-through sites with partial views of the Lake. It was the perfect place to settle for 4 nights and a chance to unwind. Mike could use it after all the long days of driving.
There was a paved walk around 1/2 of the lake and lots of grass for our fur kids. Caught this cool shot in the early morning of the mist over the lake.
|Our site #88|
|Looking down our row|
|2 resident swans, Boudreaux & Thibodeaux!|
I made reservations early and was able to get a site at the popular French Quarter RV Resort. Pricey but as close as you can get to downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter.
All sites are back-in and spacing is close but there is some grass between the sites. The advantage of staying here is the easy walk to all the action in the French Quarter and Bourbon Street.
|Our site #27|
|I-10 freeway in the background/ Billboard middle of the park.|
Two almost three full days here was enough for us. We did a lot of walking and had plenty of time to take in the French Quarter scene but after 5pm it gets really loud and crazy with a high proportion of intoxicated people walking the streets, especially Bourbon St .
Royal Street, where most of the shops are, was quieter.
We didn't miss out on the Beignets at Café Du Monde on Decatur St.
|Jazz at the Musical legends Park|
There were always amateur musicians playing on the streets during the day to sell their CD's and for tips.
I enjoyed many of them and was really moved by a female jazz clarinetist and her band that would play on Royal Street everyday around 10:30am; she was good and could hit those high notes. I'm glad we came here and it's a check off my list of places to visit. I enjoyed walking around in the morning and in the early evening but we decided to not go back into the quarter at night for the jazz bars. With all the music during the day I didn't feel the need to stay out late and pay the cover or meet the drink requirements per set for a jazz bar. I saw enough of the crowd scene at 6pm to know its a totally different scene after dark. New Orleans is a place to visit once but not someplace I feel the need to go again.
|Statue along the Mississippi River|
|New Orleans Riverfront|
|Lots of charm|
Florida: a week in Navarre then to Orlando and Disneyworld "Where Dreams Come True".