Tuesday, April 6, 2010

From the Casino to Robertsdale, Alabama

Another long day of driving was ahead of us, so we left the Isle of Capri Casino around 7:00.  When traveling east on I-10, at mile marker #115 it becomes a scenic road.  Not long after that marker the highway is elevated as it crosses a swamp and the Atchafalaya River.  I couldn't get a very good photo, but this will give you an idea of what it looks like.

Interstate 10 will take you through New Orleans or you can bypass that and take the Interstate 12 cut off.  We decided to take the I-10 route and drive through New Orleans.  We have never toured this city on past trips through here.  At this point after Katrina, I think we will wait a while longer.  Still, we really want to come here and see the sights.

Here are two photos of the dowtown area and the Superdome.

One of the most interesting facets of this historic town are the cemeteries with the mausoleum you can see from the freeway.  There was so much traffic going through here that I had a difficult time getting even a quick photo of them.
After we left the city, we crossed over Lake Pontchartrain on a bridge that was getting rebuilt.  I was so scared riding over this bridge that I totally forgot to take a photo.  It wasn't high above the water but since the bridge was still under construction the lanes were extremely narrow and there were only 2 of them.  Being as we were in a slower, larger vehicle, Bruce stayed in the right lane which put us within a foot of the edge.  The barrier there was only about 2 to 3 feet high and all I could see was the water below me.   I was never more relieved than when that bridge ended!

Going through Mobile, Alabama, we drove through a tunnel that takes you under Mobile Bay.  That wasn't scary and I did not forget to take a photo or two.

Not long after getting through the tunnel we arrived in Robertsdale, where we have a reservation for a 2-night stay.  I have posted a park review on this Wilderness RV Park.  You can read that after this post.  In a day or so I'll post some information on that Casino Camping book we use.  I got a couple of comments on that, so I'll give some information on it.

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Until next time....so long for now!


KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh we have gone through that tunnel too, and it is so scary! But we didnt have the construction on the bridge when we went through that part.

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