Big Easy ~ and it was

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We have left the ‘Big Easy’ after a 10 day visit and are headed south and the Gulf, for warmer weather, some kayaking and maybe just sitting down on the sand. This post will be more photo, less history….New Orleans, or as a local ~ Naw-lins is better known than many of the spots we have toured, therefore I have less to say. As many of you know I adore churches, art and nature…so I found some of that here. I’ll include a few “not to miss” activities as well.
We stayed across the river in the Bayou Segenette State Park, and took the ferry from Algiers – 3 min crossing and it is FREE, drops you near the FQ, so it was perfect for u.. Using the ferry gave me such joy and recall of the fond memories of growing up with the Puget Sound ferry system. There is a small parking lot that charges $5/day M-F, a bit more on the weekends but it was so worth not having to drive across and attempt to find parking, as there are quite a few pedestrian only and one-way narrow streets. The state park had nice large spots, free Wi-Fi and laundry…it also gives you an idea of the dike system that protects much of the area, as a dike lurks nearby on the access road to the RV parking.

This short video is of the Natchez tour boat leaving the harbor just as we docked.

Another beautiful church, St. Louis Cathedral, which you can see from the ferry as you cross the Mississippi…and the state museum has buildings on either side.