After breakfast, I called to make my reservation for the swamp tour. The tour was at 2:00 but with the drive and early arrival I only had a few hours. In that time I thought I'd go over to Mandeville to see their downtown shopping area but I don't think it existed...I did, however, find the post office and mailed off my super secret Cirque du Soleil gift ;) While looking for this non-existent downtown I came up on the Mandeville Trailhead. There were kids playing in the water fountains as well as an outdoor theatre and a mini-museum.
The trailheads are a part of the mysterious (to me) Tammany Trace. [Named from the St. Tammany Parish...or County that I'm in.] Tammany Trace is a 31-mile bike and walking path that connects the three towns of Covington (staying in), Mandeville (above), and Abita Springs (tomorrow). I searched for the Covington Trailhead but had no luck. However, I WILL find it tomorrow!!!