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Stop #30 Bayou Segnette State Park

sunny 75 °F
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We left Beaumont early to try to beat the storms which the radar showed they were moving in fast. We didn't get much in the way of rain on our trip to NOLA, but, the wind was something else. About half way through the trip, I heard a strange noise. I had gotten paranoid about the trailer as we had heard a weird noise the day before but finally figured out it must have been the tires sliding on the wet roads. Well, Bob stopped at the next exit and pulled into the truck stop; got out, walked around the trailer......flat tire!!! Knock on wood, but, this is the first problem we have had. We were lucky, though. No damage to trailer and it wasn't raining when we had to change it. That done, on to NOLA, without further incident.

We had thought we would go down to Bourbon this night, to check out their Halloween festivities but it was suppose to rain, which it did, cats and dog,, so we decided to forgo that until Friday.
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Day 1 - Friday, Nov. 1, 2013
Just hung out around the park today. Decided we would go down to Bourbon around sunset. We usually go to Algiers and take the ferry over to Canal Street because parking is so ridiculous in NOLA. Well, best laid plans and all that; we get to Algiers and can't believe there aren't any cars parked around the ferry terminal. We're thinking this is great...we can park right next to the terminal, then, Bob spots the sign saying the last ferry is at 7pm. What???!! It's suppose to run until 2am! Nothing to do but drive in, which we did. We ended up parking off Canal street and walked down to Bourbon.
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Found a bar (imagine that!) with a good band, The Famous Door (the bar, not the band) and hung out there for awhile. We then walked down to the Sing Sing which was a really good blues/jazz dive the last time or two we were here, but, wasn't so hot this night, so, back to the Famous Door.
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The one bar these Seminoles did NOT go into.............
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Day 2 - Sat, Nov. 2, 2013
Happy Birthday to my dear husband....may you have many more! And for your birthday, the Seminoles will blow those Hurricanes away! Lots of football today; Florida/Georgia game and then the FSU/Miami game. Go Gators and Go Noles.
Turns out.........Not so good for Gators :-[ ..........................but.................................................

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A good day!

Day 3 - Sun, Nov 3, 2013
Headed to Panama City Beach today.
florida.jpg Feels like home!

Posted by scpurvis 16:35 Archived in USA Tagged new_orleans bourbon_street bayou_segnette Comments (2)

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