Beignets and alleyways.

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By Saimi Bergmann

Best way to get around New Orleans — Bicycle.

Worst Way — RV.

I speak from experience, because we did both.

The French Quarter of New Orleans is a tangle of narrow, one-way streets and alleys. Pedestrians, buskers, delivery trucks and piles of trash spill into the streets, competing with cars for road space. This is NOT where you want to drive an RV. Lesson learned.

In general, RV parks near New Orleans are expensive, as high as $90 per night.  Fortunately, we found the peaceful St. Bernard State Park with electric/water sites for $24 for the first night, and just $18 for subsequent nights. The park is on the opposite side of the Mississippi so even though it’s only five miles as the crow flies (or as the ferry slides) from the Quarter, it’s actually about a fifteen mile drive.IMG_5768

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