We are now staying at Fontainebleau State Park, LA. This park is on the shores of Lake Pontchatrain across from New Orleans. We are less than 50 miles from New Orleans. We could easily drive from here to New Orleans for a day trip, but decided we would want to visit New Orleans for more than just a day, so on Sunday we are moving from here to another State park much closer to the city. We have just been relaxing and taking in the area. Lake Pontchatrain is a very pretty lake and from the beach we can see the huge bridge (largest in the world) that spans over it to New Orleans. It is so far away, though that I was unable to capture it in any pictures. The bridge is 28 miles long.
This State park was badly damaged during the hurricane. Buildings were demolished and many, many trees were lost. It has now been rebuilt and over 5000 new trees were planted. It is a very pretty park, but I am told it is not the same as it used to be.
The weather has been great. Yesterday it reached 80 and today was in the 70's and sunny. It cools down nicely in the evening and even gets kinda cold at night (we like that). We are still trying to get used to this, but so far.....we sure are enjoying it!!