Tuesday – December 8, 2015
Bayou Segnette State Park
New Orleans, Louisiana
We departed Ocean Springs, Mississippi under clear, sunny skies. Our destination today is one of our favorite places to visit: New Orleans!
As we crossed the state line into Louisiana, we came upon a Flying J truck stop selling gasoline at $1.66 per gallon. I can’t remember when I last seen gasoline at these prices. It certainly is easy on our travel budget with these low gasoline prices.
We will spend six days at the Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, Louisiana. They have a very nice campground located within the state park.
Video Tour of Campground
A short drive from the state park is a pay-for-fee parking lot located within walking distance to the Algiers Ferry. A ferry ride across the Mississippi River deposits visitors within a short walk (about two blocks) to the French Quarter of New Orleans.
We will celebrate my birthday on the 9th and Sharon’s birthday on the 12th at our favorite restaurants in New Orleans.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.
Departed: Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Departure Time: 9:15 A.M.
Arrived: Westwego, Louisiana
Arrival Time: 11:35 P.M.
Campground: Bayou Segnette
Type: State Park
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: N30.88540 Longitude: W090.16374
Camping Fee: $20.00 per night (no discounts for out-of-state seniors)
Campsite Hookups: Electric, Water
Campground Amenities: Flush Toilets, Free Hot Showers, Free Laundry Facilities, Dump Station
Total Campsites: 100
Cellular Service: Verizon - 4G, 3 Bars
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack, 5 Bars
Internet Service: Free WiFi throughout campground (WiFi blocks streaming video).
Dish TV Satellite Service: Strong signal – received local networks and all satellite channels.
Total miles traveled today: 115
West on Interstate 10
US-90 S Exit 234C on left to Westwego
Merge onto Westbank Expy
Westbank Expy to Drake Street
Left on Drake to Park Entrance