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    We are home Well we’ve been home about a month and a half. I’ve had this post about our trip home during the onset of the Covid-19 shut downs written for a while but just haven’t felt like getting it to print. But now with places starting to open up I want to post it and maybe give you a little insight on our experience traveling during a pandemic. We found at the time, State Parks were only following about half of the safety measures that they were supposed to be following as stated on their websites. My hope is that with some time under the parks belts that things…

  • Bayou Segnette State Park
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    New Orleans: Camping in NOLA
    Bayou Segnette State Park, Louisiana

    So how do you visit New Orleans when you are traveling in a camper or rv? I’m sure there are many ways but here’s how we did it. The two options to rv camping that we knew were from hearsay and Campendium research. One being the French Quarter RV Resort right downtown and the other at Bayou Segnette State Park in the Westwego area. The in-town one was to expensive for us, running $100+ a night. So the logical choice for us was Bayou Segnette. Our electric /water site ran $32 a night. Sites were nice and spacious. There was standing water in some of the sites but a big…

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    Bayou Segnette State Park, Louisiana
  • Starfish on the beach.
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    Mosquito Whisperer, Bad Apple and a Dead Battery
    Collier Seminole State Park

      Maybe Florida was not a good choice after all… Maybe I’m the biting insect whisper.  We decided to split our week in two and after spending the first half at W.P. Franklin we headed down to  Collier Seminole State Park in Naples, Florida. A quick history of the park, in 1920 Barron Collier owned a million acres, which included a hardwood forest known as Royal Palm Hammock. This was because of a strand of native royal palm trees that grew there. A 150 acres were reserved for what was hoped to be the “Lincoln-Lee National Park. The government did not accept the proposal and it became a county park…

  • The Tiny Red Caravan at W.P. Franklin Campground
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    Lock me up, rubber trees and sea cows!

    W.P. Franklin North Campground

          The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers almost burnt our house down, so staying at a USACE campground sometimes brings back some not so good memories. More on that later. W.P. Franklin Campground is the second USACE Campground we’ve stayed at, and I have to say, so far, they’ve done a nice job with the parks. W.P. Franklin sits on a small peninsula on the Caloosahatchee River, part of the Okeechobee Waterway in Alva, Florida. On one side is a lock that was partly built for flood control. According to their website, approximately 15,000 vessels pass though the lock yearly. Although we didn’t see a one? There are 30…