OMG.  So I’ve known for quite some time that we were going to a campgrounds in New Orleans this weekend… I just didn’t know much else about it.  My parents are bringing their awesome 32′ RV and we are staying right on Lake Pontchartrain.  Last night while halfway paying attention to Dancing with the Stars, I decided to look up this “RV park & campgrounds”.  Low and behold, I found the most fantasticly bad photo on the front of Pontchartrain Landing’s homepage (see below or click on name to visit site).   I laughed so hard I cried for about 20 minutes.  Turns out… we are nowhere near the French Quarter (about 10-15 minutes away), but what we are right next to is The University of New Orleans, which just so happens to be the race start & transition area.  Literally 3 blocks away!!!  That my friends is crazy sh*t.  I’m taking it as a positive sign for things to come.

If we look hard enough at the image below, we can see a reflection of people frolicking in the sunset (or sunrise) on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain.  We also see a very fancy yacht and the city skyline of New Orleans in the background.  Since I’ve actually been to this exact beach last year, I know good and well you can’t see squat off in the distance, and New Orleans is actually behind us.  Which makes me love this photo even more.  🙂  And believe me when I say that there is nothing blue in color about that lake.  A more accurate depiction would be a nice poo-poo brown.  😉  While I am sure it’s a lovely campground in Gentilly Woods, there is definitely some false advertisement going on.  In the middle of my laughing fit last night, my dad told me to “KMA at the KOA”… meaning, kiss my a** at the Kampgrounds of America.  This will go down in the books as one of the most clever phrases  he’s ever come up with. 

As much as I make fun of our upcoming trip & unusual circumstances, I’m actually looking forward to it.  I love spending time with my parents and we always end up having a really good time together.  We’re able to find humor in almost anything… and believe me, there are lots of laughs in store.  🙂

Lake Pontchartrain Landing Campgrounds