Chasing the Sunrise travel blog

Abita Springs Resort - Louisiana

Real turtles swimming in the lake. This feller or gal was fairly...

Now this baby was huge. Too bad he was made of concrete....

This was in the Bayou Country Store where we had those wonderful...

Rita and April walking along Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville.

Two stately old mansons facing the lake looking toward New Orleans 24...

Another old manson along the lake. Most serve as B&B's or resturantes...

A manhole cover in the sidewalk along the lake drive.

I'm sure that this old oak has seen lots of rough weather....

Going out across the lake is the Pontchartrain Causway that is 24...


A had better digress and finish up this journal for y'all before all is forgotten. Please forgive me if I have been just a little negligent and slow in the pages of this great journey which Rita and I set ourselves upon last August. To this point it was a great quest for travels to places which we had only seen in pictures or read about. We were still enjoying the sights and foods of the old south. Our stop in Lousiana brought us to where we finally got a chance to really experience the cullinary delights of cajun and creole foods. Also gulf shrimp were plentiful and fresh. So much so that we had our own shrimp boil right in the RV one evening. We had all local produce and shrimp and it was mmm mmm good. A little too spicy though. A little hot, oh my.. We also had a very large PoeBoy gulf shrimp sandwich locally. Along with all of that we experienced our first Mufolette sandwich at the Bayou County Store in Slidell. A very popular olive salad sandwich in the area. They were so good that I have added them to our minue as something to expenience fairly often by making them myself. So if you happen to come for a visit sometime with us you may just get to enjoy one too.

Our experience in the Lousiana area still did not turn up any real gators. But we did experience some of the old south charm however just across Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, LA. The Lake Pontchartrain Causway that crosses great lake for 24 miles to New Orleans begins there on the north side of the lake. Rita wasn't up to driving that far across all that water, so we did not visit New Orleans. But we did have a great walk down the walkway along the lake in Mandeville. There are lots of beautiful old mansons still standing after all of those years and a few hurricanes. Some are still being repaired after the last which was Katrina. It was a very nice place to visit and somewhere that I would like to go again some day.



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