Serendipitous Breakfast in New Orleans

The West 2019 Part 3 – Serendipitous Breakfast in New Orleans
Jackson Square, New Orleans

As I continued on my relentless journey to the west, eventually I arrived in Louisiana. I was originally planning to overnight at a friendly Walmart, but as I got to the Welcome Center, I procured some information about the local state parks. It so happens that the state park I chose, Fairview-Riverside, happens to be barely an hour away from New Orleans.

Fairview-Riverside State Park

Located on the bank of the Tchefuncte River and dotted with Spanish moss draped cypress and oak trees, Fairview-Riverside was a pleasant surprise. There are two main trails, one along the river, and one on the swamp. Both are accessible by wooden boardwalks.

Lake Pontchartrain

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, at 22 miles long, is the longest continuous bridge over a body of water in the world. For a long time I had wanted to drive across the lake, so I was very excited that change brought me here. There is a $5 toll one way into New Orleans.

New Orleans
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Taking advantage of my limited time, and after paying a whopping $12 for two hours, I decided to begin my day by having coffee and beignets at the famous Cafe du Monde. I spent the rest of my short morning touring some of the main landmarks, mainly Jackson Square, the Saint Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street and the Mississippi River. As time ran out I made a beeline for the state park, hitched up and continued towards Texas.

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