Day 11 and 12 Camping at the Oil Rig

JAN/FEB 2022 RV Trip Destination Key West

Another successful Harvest Host camp experience.

“Mr. Charlie”, the first offshore oil rig was built in 1954. After it was retired in the 80’s, it was eventually moved to the current location in Morgan City on the Atchafalaya River. It’s now serves as an educational museum and training facility.

We are really enjoying our Harvest Host experiences. The grounds at the rig were huge and we were the only visitors. (Lots of frisbee action)

We arrive yesterday afternoon, too late for the 4 o’clock tour. We just took it easy, slept in and went on the 10:00 tour. As usual the camp site was free. The tour was $7 each.

We had a beautiful sunset.
Careful though, there are alligators on the banks here. It IS Louisiana Bayou country.
There is a 30 foot flood wall surrounding the property and down the coast line. We did soon realize that we were on the wrong side of the wall in case of a flood or tsunami. 😬

Take the “Mr. Charlie” slideshow tour. It’s hard to imagine living and working on a rig for weeks at a time.

I am on this trip!

After the tour, we were on the road again. It was a quick drive over to our next stop, New Orleans!

Crossing the mighty Mississippi!
The entrance to the RV park.
Nice way to tow your “Toad“

Our RV park is downtown, actually in the French Quarter. We’re within walking distance to Bourbon street and more. It was a little tight getting off of the I-10 and into the city. The park is amazing. It’s even better than expected. The spots are huge, but ours is literally right under the freeway.

Location, location, location!

We will be here 3 nights. Many pics to follow!

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