Bridge over Bayou
For what seemed like a hundred miles on the way into New Orleans, the highway was elevated. Much of the distance was over swampland, and we were surprised that a highway would be built across such a vast distance of water.
The Bayou is also home to lots of wildlife, and lots of bugs. We saw many on the way.
New Orleans is known for its nightlife, street vendors, cemeteries and its history. We saw this, as well as some not-nice aspects of the city. Many of the vendors were running some sort of scam, from the “artists” that were just painting over prints, “tours”, hustlers and incredibly expensive mass-produced art. We saw that many areas and homes were very depressed (bars on the windows everywhere), it looked like they never recovered after Hurricane Katrina.
RV Park woes
We chose the RV park based on distance to the city, and we didn’t investigate it enough. We didn’t get much sleep, the park owners had several dogs, which they left outside all night, which barked their heads off whenever someone walked by on the sidewalk, which was all night long. The park was also right next to a train yard, where we hear loud booms and train sounds all night as the trains arrived and such in the yard.