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rk911

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tnks. i use rvparkreviews.com all the time but it’s good to hear a review first hand.


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My maiden RV voyage was to Key West. Being a newlywed back in 2006 we took a cruise to Key West and I enjoyed the history and sightseeing. When I found out it is the southern most location of the US I boldly proclaimed I will drive here next time.
Next year bought a new 31' travel trailer (never camped or RV before) and researched the RV parks in Key West and picked one near the water and drove straight down from IL. The RV park (Boyd's) had RV's parked relatively close and we were a few steps from the water and like the OP said the water wasn't crystal clear like I had imagined but we enjoyed the view and the kids rode their bikes around the park.

I have always hoped to go to New Orleans too. I want to see the devastation and the tourist spots while trying the food and of course learning about the rich history.


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1320Fastback wrote:

We stayed at the KOA just outside New Olean's a few months ago.

It was very cool to see the city, the history and the architecture BUT I will never go back. It truly stinks and is run down. Drifters, drunks, drug addicts and homeless everywhere all asking for your money. Trash all over the place but at least it was in bags waiting to be picked up.




I agree, was there in Late October. Never again.


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Good to know on New Orleans.
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anyone who has recently been to the WWII museum in NOLA...is the neighborhood safe, only safe in daytime or avoid it at all costs? wife walks with a cane so would be dropping her off and then parking somewhere.

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bgum wrote:

For the life of me I can't understand why a statue of Andrew Jackson must be banned when we have schools streets and other things named Malcolm X all over the U S. and nobody sees a problem with that.

There are only a handful of streets in the U.S. named Malcolm X, and even then, it might not be an actual renaming, or it might be just a short stretch of a street. Like Lenox Avenue in New York City--both "Lenox Avenue" and "Malcolm X Blvd" are officially recognized.

There's a street named after Malcolm X in Lansing, Michigan, which is where he grew up. And Boston, where he moved as a teenager (and it's just a little portion of a street). The only others I know of are in Brooklyn, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.

Same with schools--just a few.

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The love bug story reminds me of a time we were driving in MN at dusk and swarms of Mayflies came out. I eventually had to pull over as the windshield was covered and I ran out of washer fluid.


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rk911 wrote:

anyone who has recently been to the WWII museum in NOLA...is the neighborhood safe, only safe in daytime or avoid it at all costs? wife walks with a cane so would be dropping her off and then parking somewhere.



Was at a wedding across the street, not a good neighborhood, had to call police on a woman sitting on corner screaming as loud as she could, high on something. Wedding was great though, they had their own security.

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We've been to New Orleans five times and always had a good time.

We especially enjoy Muffuletta sandwiches at Central Grocery and Beignets across the street.

There are tours of the places where they build and store the floats plus other city tours and a cable car ride.

We always have stayed at the French Quarter Rv Resort. Very nice.

As far as the Keys...went there in 1976 and had a nice time. We went back in 2016 and man oh man what a change. Didn't even stay overnight.


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kenbert wrote:

rk911 wrote:

anyone who has recently been to the WWII museum in NOLA...is the neighborhood safe, only safe in daytime or avoid it at all costs? wife walks with a cane so would be dropping her off and then parking somewhere.



Was at a wedding across the street, not a good neighborhood, had to call police on a woman sitting on corner screaming as loud as she could, high on something. Wedding was great though, they had their own security.

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