Originally Posted by Moses
Hopefully you'll get back out there soon and keep it going.
Thanks, Moses. We're already planning our next trips. Just a few things to do to secure the homestead, and some repairs to the Bambi, and we''ll be wandering south. In the meantime, I still have lots of pictures:
Here are some shots of our transportation from the Bayou Segnette State Park campground into the city. We tried both driving into the city and trying to find a parking space (30 min.), and driving (20 min.)to Algiers Point and taking the ferry (pedestrians and bicyclists ride free
, but parking is $5.00 weekdays, and $10 on Friday/Saturday. We got lucky on the parking space one day. Otherwise, it's very expensive to park downtown. The day we drove in, we took the ferry back ($1.00 per vehicle). The whole time we rode the ferry, I never saw more than 5 or 6 vehicles on it. If anyone would consider pulling a trailer onto the ferry, I don't think it would survive the steep ramps.
to those who would drive into town - the Huey Long bridge is very narrow
, to the point that we saw a large dump truck behind us drive down the center of the lanes to avoid scraping the walls. In fact, the walls were well decorated with tire marks and automotive paint. I don't know if this is common practice but, as I have little depth perception, I appreciate the truck running interference for me. I read about it in advance on some RV travel forums,and this was a constant theme.
After you're there I'd suggest the best way to see the whole city is to take the streetcars. It's only $6 per day for a pass, and entitles you to ride all buses on the transit system until the wee hours of the morning. Next time, I believe we''ll take the ferry and bring our bikes with us.
1. From the deck of the ferry from Algiers Point.
2. A view of the Gretna Ferry from the deck of the Algiers Point ferry.
3. The New Orleans Welcoming Committee.
4. One of the many streetcars we rode on.
Next up later on, some street music and scenes.