Friday, February 12, 2016

This is a photo from Sam Houston Jones State Park in Louisiana. A nice man took it and sent it to us. As you can see we are "in the bayou." The trees are cypress trees and we spotted no alligators...but maybe they saw us?

Yesterday we left Grand Isle and drove to New Orleans where we took a day long tour and learned a lot about this spectacular city. We plan to return and spend more time on our next visit.

This is one of New Orleans older cemeteries. I won't go into all the interesting facts I picked up there, but in the back corner there was a group of 5-6 tombs from families who were neighbors when alive, and they must have been such good neighbors, they decided to be buried next to each other as well. Neighbors in life and throughout eternity!

This is Jackson Square, at the heart of New Orleans. There is a great story about the woman who helped to revitalize this property in the 1800's as well  constructing buildings near the square. I will leave it to say the story includes four gun shots at close range....but she survives!

After touring New Orleans, we drove to Davis Bayou, Mississippi which is part of the National Seashore. There were a few accidents on the highway that made it bumper to bumper for quite a while. We arrived after dark and the campground gate was locked....but luckily a car came by and gave us the entrance code. We then drove around reading all the reservation tags at any empty site until we found ours.  After getting the trailer set up, it was time for a glass of wine! It was a long day...

For those of you who watch HGTV, here is an example of a "tiny house" right here at our campground. It is really a beautiful looking structure. It seems to be a home for two adults and two smallish children, by the looks of the bicycles.

And finally here is a photo of Davis Bayou this morning. It was a glorious day of biking in the bayou and into town for lunch and some shopping...and we saw an alligator!

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