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Old 11-01-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
We are planning to head to Florida Feb 1st. After a couple of weeks visiting relatives I wanted to head across the panhandle along the gulf coast of Louisana to the coast of Texas..
Never been to Louisana and Texas before. Would love some suggestions on what to see and where to go. Will do New Orleans of course, place to stay?, but I do not see any clear cut path on the map as the best route to and around Texas.
Anyone been there? What routes did you like? Places to check out?
Also am looking for a good route back to Mass. in April.
Did the Narchez Trace a couple of years ago. IT was great but am looking for a different route this time.
A little help please.
Thanks
Don
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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Interstate 10 will take you to New Orleans and through Texas. From I 10 you can venture out to different parts of the state through various other Interstates such as I35 and I45. They both go to north to I20. You can I10 across the Panhandle and stop at Gulfport and Biloxi to check out the Casinos or the great shows at the casinos. Then keep west on I10 to New Orleans. After leaving New Orleans you could go up I10 to Houston then North I45 to Dallas and then back down I35 to Waco, Austin, and then San Antonio and get on I10 to return home to floridia bypassing New Orleans on I12 hitting Baton Rouge and Slidell. I12 at Exit 35 has RV World to check out. I live off Exit 32. This would be a good route for checking Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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Hi everyone,
We are planning to head to Florida Feb 1st. After a couple of weeks visiting relatives I wanted to head across the panhandle along the gulf coast of Louisana to the coast of Texas..
Never been to Louisana and Texas before. Would love some suggestions on what to see and where to go. Will do New Orleans of course, place to stay?, but I do not see any clear cut path on the map as the best route to and around Texas.
Anyone been there? What routes did you like? Places to check out?
Also am looking for a good route back to Mass. in April.
Did the Narchez Trace a couple of years ago. IT was great but am looking for a different route this time.
A little help please.
Thanks
Don
I have concluded (without proof) that Texas, while quite nice, is 2700 miles across. It takes at least a month to travel and your mind goes into scenery lock while doing so. I do love it there, however.

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When you leave new orleans, take i10 to baton rouge and west. Do not miss stopping in cajun country around lafayette and sampling cajun cuisine and enjoying our cajun culture. Get off i10 , south on us90/167, and stop at the visitor's center in the median just getting into lafayette for all the information.
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If you search past threads for New Orleans, you will find many answered questions. There are at least two RV parks near the French Quarter that offer shuttle service to/from there. No need to find a place to park your vehicle, just leave it at the RV Park.
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There is a "French Quarter" RV park that is about a quarter mile from the quarter and right off the interstate. Haven't stayed there, but have read good reviews on it.
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There is a nice KOA just west of New Orleans we stayed at a couple of years ago. They had shuttle service into town and discounts on many attractions. Don't know if the huricane caused any damage that far out.

If I remember right I believe the last mile marker on I10 just outside Beaumont is 881. Loooong way from El Paso.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:29 AM   #8
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Hi everyone,
We are planning to head to Florida Feb 1st. After a couple of weeks visiting relatives I wanted to head across the panhandle along the gulf coast of Louisana to the coast of Texas..
Never been to Louisana and Texas before. Would love some suggestions on what to see and where to go. Will do New Orleans of course, place to stay?, but I do not see any clear cut path on the map as the best route to and around Texas.
Anyone been there? What routes did you like? Places to check out?
Also am looking for a good route back to Mass. in April.
Did the Narchez Trace a couple of years ago. IT was great but am looking for a different route this time.
A little help please.
Thanks
Don
FYI. We are presently staying in New Orleans at Ponchartrain Landing. This is a Passport America Park and they honour the PA rate ($31) for one week. That is better than most other PA Campgrounds we checked out in New Orleans. Most only honour the PA Discount for one night. Very disappointing.

Be warned, parking in NO is expensive. $15 or more for three hours downtown near The Waterfront. We parked some twelve blocks up from the Waterfront near the intersection of Canal Street and Robertson Ave for $2/day. There are several parking lots there (no security) for $2 or $2.50/day. We left our Van there and rode our bikes into the downtown, French Quarter and Bourbon Street. Bit hair raising with the traffic but still a lot of fun. We rode our bikes carefully on the sidewalks being courteous to pedestrians who do have the right of way on sidewalks. The Riverwalk and the Park along the water are amazing. Took the Free Ferry to Algiers and biked the bike trail there as well as around Algiers. Saw the IMAX "Hurricane on the Bayou" (1 p.m. & 4 p.m.) and would highly recommend it.

Pontchartrain Landing does have a shuttle ($5 per day) but we didn't use it. We did a bike tour (Bigeasybiketours.com) instead and Bob was extremely well versed in the history of New Orleans. The Bike Tour was extremely worthwhile as we gleaned a great deal about New Orleans that we wouldn't have found out on our own.

Hope someone finds this info useful. Visit New Orleans. Amazing Place.

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There is a "French Quarter" RV park that is about a quarter mile from the quarter and right off the interstate. Haven't stayed there, but have read good reviews on it.
Ernie
I stayed there and loved it. It is a bit pricy but it is walking distance from the Quarter, they have good security and they will give you a ride by golf cart down to the quarter.

Late at night (early in the morning?) I took a cab back just to be on the safe side, somehow I was having trouble walking?

We were coming back from Florida to New Mexico with our new coach we purchased from a private individual in Florida.

Another great stop on the trip is San Antonio Texas, see the riverwalk and Alamo. Then its a full days trip to New Orleans, you will get there just in time to really enjoy the nightlife.

The trip down the coast is beautiful, I want to do it again when I have a month to take my time and do the tourist thing.
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