I hadn't originally planned to go to New Orleans on the way home but it is one of Steve's favorite places to visit and we had the time and two free nights at Pontchartrain Landing RV Park through the Tents for Troops program so...
By the way, Tents for Troops is a neat program where a number of RV parks give free camping nights to active duty military members and their families. If you know a military member who likes to RV or camp, please let them know about it. Anyway, we arrived at Pontchartrain Landing at 8:00 PM. We were met by an attendant who seemed a little surprised by our RV but led us out to a site on the point near the Navigation Channel. It had full hookups but the landscaping wasn't quite done. After he guided us back into the site, he disappeared only to reappear a few minutes later. Apparently, the staff thought we would actually be in a tent which is kind of funny when you know this is an upscale RV park. So they had located us on the point where there is an open area with plenty of room for tents that has not been fully developed yet. He had called his boss who immediately told him to move us to a deluxe pull-through site instead. We actually liked where we were since it was a bit less crowded for the Traveling Longdogs so he said he'd tell his boss we were already set up. They just wanted to make sure we were well taken care of, a great way to show appreciation for our military members. We spent the evening relaxing and enjoying the park Wifi and cable TV along with a walk around the park and a very short stint in the dog park. The furkids thought it was a bit too hot for running around.
View looking from our patio towards the clubhouse. The pool is on the high area next to the open patio. The waterfall flows out of the pool and you can just see the hot tub in front of it.
Plan was to head into the French Quarter in the morning.