Tahoe Tuesday

Hi! As you can tell from the last blog post, we're in Florida! Matt and Michelle keep going to the beach without me. I keep getting in the cooler in hopes that they'll get the hint that I'd like to go too!

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Until they let me come to the beach with them I'll keep playing with my toys-

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Thanks Aunt Dorothy for my toy!

And sitting like a little human in the chair.

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30A is A-Ok!

Have you heard of 30A? It's a section of beaches in the Florida Panhandle on HWY 30A. This is a stretch of perfect, cute and picturesque little beach towns with a mixture of brand new housing communities and a few older ones. Overall the area feels like vacation. I saw a t-shirt that said "I Crave 30A". I can see why this stretch of Florida beaches is a vacation mecca for many people!

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After leaving New Orleans, Matt and I drove across Mississippi and Alabama hugging the coast. It's fun to see how the coast changes from swamp land to the beaches of Biloxi back to to a mixture of swamp and beach in Alabama. On our drive we saw 2 alligators just off the side of the road in Alabama!

We arrived to 30A and Matt's parents met us there. Here are some photos from our time in 30A-

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A snow cone out of an Airstream in Seaside. This is a size small by the way!
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Pretty Beach!
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One of the new housing developments. The area is beautiful and the houses are over the top.
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This guy has a water jet coming from his feet and the jet ski is following him around. It's alot more minimal than jet packing but would probably be alot harder to stay in the air!
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Panama City Beach
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Matt's parents enjoying some Korbel on the beach.
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Pretty New Orleans Style home! I'm currently obsessed with New Orleans style after going there.
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Some local art
After the beaches of 30A we're rounding the panhandle of Florida and heading to the Tampa area to check out the beaches of Clearwater!


New Orleans in the Rain

We got quite a lot of rain while we were in New Orleans but couldn't let that keep us sitting inside! Thanks to Peri Dean from Tales From the Camping House for our photos of our day exploring New Orleans in the rain! Jim and Peri are RVers we met in Yosemite National Park! We've kept in touch with each other and got to see them again for a couple of days in New Orleans.

We arrived to our parking lot on Canal Street that morning to find huge rivers of water. I tried to keep my feet dry but ended up just having to walk straight through the puddles. The water was everywhere and unavoidable!

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We walked to the street car and rode it the the Garden District. The street cars of New Orleans are pretty with shiny wood interiors.

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We toured around the Garden District and into one of the cemetaries.

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Next we went to Mother's for lunch. We waited outside in the rain because we were already wet anyway and knew the food would be worth the wait.

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We ended the night back at the RV with a cajun feast of crawfish!

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With a good rain coat and an umberella the rain isn't so bad when you're in a city like New Orleans!


Tahoe Tuesday!

Hi everybody! I've had a pretty exciting week around here. I got to see a frog first of all. It was little and green. It was pretty interesting and hopped really far.

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I also realized that my whole body fills up the sink now. I'm glad I still fit in the sink because it's really comfortable to sleep in. It's just crazy that I used to sleep in this exact same sink and not fill it up like I do now.

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Did you know that I love treats? Who doesn't right? These are my favorite kind. Sometimes I hide under the couch and Matt or Michelle call me to come out. I never come when they call me because if I wait they will shake this bag and I immediately come running! I then get a treat and think how smart I am that I waited for them to shake the bag.

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Lastly I was on the computer this week and got really tired. I just work so hard that I need to take about 10 naps per day.

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I hope you have a great week and I'll see you next time!


New Orleans

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Oh New Orleans how I love you! There's just something about this city that is fascinating to me. Maybe it's the food, maybe it's the history, or the style but this is one of my favorite cities.

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We stayed at Bayou Segnette State Park which was about 12 miles south of the French Quarter. It was an amazing park and I recommend it to anyone going to New Orleans with an RV. The campground has water and electric, huge pretty sites and is $20 which is about as cheap as you can get for New Orleans.

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Now, let's take a moment in this post to talk about all the food we enjoyed in New Orleans! Matt and I are huge cajun food fans so obviously we were in heaven in this city.

We ate beignets (twice)-

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PoBoys and Crawfish Etouffee at Mother's-

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A crawfish platter at Ralph and Kacoos-

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Drank a Hurricane at Pat O'Briens-

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After all that eating out, we decided to take advantage of all the seafood for sale and make our own food. We also had to buy a deep frier. That's right, we are the proud owners of a frier and will now try our best not to fry every meal!

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Here's our cajun feast we shared with our friends Jim and Peri, check out their blog here!-

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Sorry little crawfish, you don't stand a chance down here, you taste too good not to eat!

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My favorite neighborhood I've ever explored is now The Garden District in New Orleans. It it full of beautiful old southern homes that transport you back in time.

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Here's one of the famous New Orleans cemeteries in the Garden District. We toured around it in the pouring rain. It was so facsinating to see graves dating back to the 1800's, some went back as far as the 1700's.

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I love this city and will be back again hopefully many times in my lifetime!