Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Our First Stay in Louisiana State Parks

It was an easy drive over to the campsite.  One of the caretakers had us wait a couple of minutes while he mowed the area which I appreciated.
Nothing like a nice mowed grassy area to have for a campsite.

We went exploring our first day there and over to the 'beach' and Restroom area.  As we passed the parking lot, we were told that it was closed off for the day because 'NCIS New Orleans" with Scott Bakula.  We missed him and the actors and instead go to chat with the catering clean up crew.
We also took a hike along one of the many trails.
It was a good walk and had a couple of puddles we needed to negotiate which was fine.
Later in the day, I took a bike ride along the flat and well maintained Tammany Trace Bike Trail.
I really enjoyed  it with the new trail and all the sights along the way.
Fun to get back on the bike and get some exercise.

And at the campground we grilled a couple of meals and got enough wood for a couple of nice campfires.  Glad spring is finally here.  We are enjoying this camping!
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Now when you watch NCIS: NO - you can look at the scenery and know what scenes were filmed there. That would be fun.

  2. We've stayed at that park a number of times and loved it there. Louisiana has a reciprocity deal with Maryland and we could camp there for 1/2 price until we changed our address to South Dakota.

    There is a local restaurant that was featured on "Diners Dives & Drive Ins" and we stopped there for lunch one day. Out on the lake was another restaurant with balcony dining at sunset. The bridge was in view and made for some nice photos with the sun going down.

    Have fun out there.

  3. I found the restaurant name in Mandeville.

    Louie & the Redhead Lady

    2820 E Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70448