Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! - 01/01/13

Tuesday – January 1, 2013

Tuesday – January 1, 2013

We spent a leisurely day at our campsite on Monday, December 31, 2012. We decided we would have a Poboy sandwich at a local restaurant in the area. A google search led us to Tony's Restaurant in Chalmette, Louisiana, which was located about 10 miles from our campground. Online reviews provided high marks for their Poboy sandwiches. The reviewers were right on the mark with their comments. I had the shrimp Poboy and Sharon had the catfish Poboy. Tony’s really produces a fantastic tasting and large Poboy sandwich. We will definitely return to this restaurant on our next trip to the New Orleans area.

New Year’s eve was quite noisy with the sound of numerous fireworks exploding from nearby communities in close proximity to the campground. They continued on past midnight but did not bother us, since we were up anyway, watching the New Year’s eve celebrations on TV.

We departed St. Bernard State Park in Braithwaite, Louisiana this morning at 10:40 a.m. Our destination today is the Eastbank Campground in Bainbridge, Georgia. We learned about this C.O.E. campground from other campers while we were camping at the Ocean Pond campground in the Osceola National Forest in March 2012. Our plan is to check this campground out for a future extended stay at a later date.

Nightfall was upon us as we pulled into the eastbound rest area on I-10 in Florida at exit 133. They have a nighttime security guard stationed at this rest area; however, this rest area does not allow overnight parking. We did a google search on our Android Smartphone and found a 24-hour Walmart a few miles further east in Mariana, Florida at exit 142. This Walmart allows overnight RV parking. Upon our arrival at 7:10 p.m. there were three other RV’s settled in for the evening, so this would be our home too for the night.

Total miles traveled today: 332

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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