We got our mojo back.
New Year…new adventures…and we finally began to feel like we were getting back on our feet. We said good bye to 2017 and to Mississippi and traveled south down to the town of Mandeville, Louisiana and parked our little Sadie at Fontainebleau State Park, nestled in the spanish moss draped live oaks along the beautiful banks of Lake Pontchartrain. Wow. It was gorgeous and it felt so amazing to be OUT again, exploring and seeing new landscapes. The rest we had experienced in Mississippi was good and needed but we’re living this way for a reason…to see and do and hear and feel new things. It was so good to be back at it.
Mandeville turned out to be a well appointed little town and the state park was unexpectedly lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would gladly go back again. The only downside was that it was COLD…so very cold. We never expected those kind of temps on the Gulf of Mexico! Still, it was a nice enough place to land that we could overlook the weather, for the most part, and enjoy ourselves, regardless. Our day trip over the 23 mile long bridge into New Orleans was definitely the highlight of the week and it wasn’t unbearably frigid. By that time it had warmed up significantly and we took in the sights and sounds of the French Quarter, complete with beignets and coffee at Cafe DuMonde and, of course, a piping hot bowl of gumbo (for dessert!). A perfect day it was. One of our favorites.