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Old 01-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Sites to see along Gulf from Louisianna to Florida

We are going to be heading south in March on our Maiden voyage in our new coach with hopes to have a gig list by the time we reach Florida.
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Wondering if there's anything we just can't pass up on our way down. Or campgrounds that are worth the drive. My wife loves the ocean views.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Along hwy 90 at the Ms beach there is an unobstructed view of the ocean for a lot of the trip. When Katrina came ashore, it destroyed most of the Spanish oaks in the median of 90 so an artist carved sea creatures from the trunks and they are something to see. Some of the have sprouted leaves since!
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:35 AM   #3
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Don't miss the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola - highly recommended.

Also check out several old forts along the coast from Mobile to Pennsacola.

In Mobile, the azaleas may be blooming at Bellingrath Gardens in March, depending on your timing. Google Bellingrath and check their web site for updates on bloom status if you're interested. The gardens are nice even if the azaleas aren't at their peak. The battleship USS Alabama in Mobile is also worth seeing.
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The last time we visited the Naval Aviation Museum we had to pass through a security checkpoint since it is on an active military base. Two nice seamen were giving the motorhome interior a pretty good examination when they abruptly stopped and rushed us through. Looking back, I saw a Budweiser truck next in line. This was probably a rush delivery to the NCO club...(no offense intended, it just makes a good story).

The battleship Alabama is a really great attraction. if you visit during the winter, dress warmly. The air temperature may be moderate, but a gazillion tone of steel construction made the experience like walking in a refrigerator.

The Ho Hum RV park, between Tallahassee & Panama City, is a great little park. We were able to nose right up to the beach and watch the sunrise and sunsets. About Us

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Don't miss the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola - highly recommended... The battleship USS Alabama in Mobile is also worth seeing.
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On the Gulf coast of FL. I don't know a lot of whats there but we have been near Crystal River since the beginning of the Jan. So this is what I have found so far.
Cedar Key, it is suppose to be a quaint little seaside village with several artist type shops. We haven't been there yet but plan on going. Not sure about RV parks
In Crystal River the Manatees are a big draw to see. There are several fresh water springs that feed into Kings Bay. The Manatees like the warmth of the fresh water & the fresh water. There are several ways to see them, by kayak with several rentals avaialable, by tour pontoon boat, & from a bridge that I have only seen from the water, but is somewhere near the old downtown area. (The old downtown is only about 2 bolcks long, East & West from Hwy 19) There are several RV parks in the Crystal River area.
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Natchez Trace Parkway, from Nashville to Natchez, is a do-not-miss drive. It's about 400 miles long, National Park, cruise at a leisurely 50 mph, very little traffic, plenty of sightseeing along the way. And the Opry in Nashville.
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You already have some great ideas but here are a few more if needed.

May be a little out of the way but if you want a "down home" taste of S. Louisiana stop for a night or 2 at Betty's. Betty's RV Park in Abbeville. If you have young kids, they may get pretty board here. From there you can use the toad and visit Avery Island where Tabasco hot sauce is made. There are plenty of swamp tours to pick from all across this area.

New Orleans has a couple of nice RV parks. One is the
French Quarter RV park. It's on the edge of the French Quarter. Leave the toad parked and take a stroll during the day or a short taxi ride at night. Don't pass on the WWII museum. Take a drive around the Garden District along St. Charles Ave. Pontchartrain Landing RV park is less expensive than FQRV but is still close enough to main attractions for a 10 minute drive.

Headed east, Gulf of Mexico beaches don't really have clean water until you reach Alabama. Gulf Shores State Park is a nice place. My favorite (at least when the kids where younger) is Camping On The Gulf in Destin, Fl. This park has sites that put you at the beach facing the water. The only draw backs are price, tight spacing, no sewer(you can pay the honey wagon to pump you out). If you park with the windshield towards the beach, make sure you have enough 50Amp cord to reach 10FT past the front of your coach. Down the road is Topsail Hill State Preserve. Great park but a little hike to the beach.

One word of advice. March is College Spring Break time on the Florida coast. The popular beach area traffic can be treacherous if you are not prepaired.

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Thanks to all of you who have replied. We have already researched a lot of your suggestions. Keep them coming.
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As you're rolling along I-10, take a turn to the South on I-110. Follow the signs to Pensacola Beach and you will see the prettiest white family beaches anywhere in the US ($1.00 toll!). Continue West down the island and stay at the Ft Pickens CG..a nice place to camp only if you like to go to sleep and wake up to the rolling surf.
Then go over to the mainland and see the best air museum in the US, the Natl Museum of Naval Aviation. NAS Pensacola was the base popularized in An Officer and a Gentleman. TJs in the movie was Trader Jons which unfortunately doesn't exist any longer, but bits and pieces of it can be found in the Museum. Blue Angels planes in formation in the atrium, NC-4 the 1st aircraft across the Atlantic, a carrier deck indoors with a Corsair on final approach right over your head....a must see venue.
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The Tabasco Plant on Avery Island, LA is a fantastic stop. You can buy anything from hot sauce to clothes in the gift shop. All branded with the Tabasco label. The production tour is a don't miss! Check it out.
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Thanks to all of you who have replied. We have already researched a lot of your suggestions. Keep them coming.
I second the motion for Ho Hum. It's right on the beach.
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