Monday, November 4, 2013

Fontainebleau State Park, LA

A Dead Oak Tree

Monday, November 4, 2013, Fontainebleau State Park, LA - 220.8 miles, 2,766.2 For the Trip

I woke up raring to go at 6:00AM this morning. The time zone change, going back to standard time, and the extra light in the morning all contributed. I do like the idea of a new time zone - it means I'm really heading west! In any case, I got an early start leaving the campground. Much of the drive was on US 90 across Alabama & Mississippi. I definitely could have made better time on I10, which paralleled US 90 part of the drive, but I still prefer the non-interstates even if they do go through all the towns & cities along the way. I stopped to pick up a Texas map at the Slidell, LA AAA.

I'm set up in site 110 in the older campground here at Fontainebleau State Park. We camped in the newer section on our 1996 trip. The older section is filled with huge oak trees, including a beautiful dead one. I did laundry, and forgetting how early it gets dark with the new time zone, I skipped cooking dinner using a flashlight and made a couple of sandwiches. More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

Till Tomorrow -


  1. You're just a hundred miles or so South of us. Lots of good food in your area. Don't know your plans, but if New Orleans is included in them, Bayou Segnette state park on the West bank is a great location for visiting from. Just a short ride to the ferry landing in Algiers which runs to the foot of Canal street. From there it's a short walk to the heart of the French Quarter.

    1. Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, on this trip I'm skipping New Orleans & heading to New Iberia. Maybe on the next one!