House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast
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... the rim with gumbo, late nights in dark jazz clubs, strolls through historic neighborhoods, and tantalizing festivals throughout the year. Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America's most culturally and historically-rich destinations"
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Wowsers, this place is HOT! The weather here is around 32-36 degrees but the humidity is the real killer. It's constantly hovering around the 85-95% range.
Gus and I arrived on Friday night, ...
... the Cajun were-wolf dog called the loup-garou. Rodrigue was told when he was young that if he was not good the loup-garou would come to get him. Blue dog who appears in many different situations, and is a combination of the loup-garou and one of George's dogs. Rodrigue raised $2.5m benefitting the city post Katrina so we think that partly explains why he is so well regarded. Besides his art is great. Another must do is the National WW ...
... daquari bottle this year and we went in search of our first concert. We saw several bands setting up but when we got to the Louis Louis Pavillion (so named for Louis Prima and Louis Armstrong) we recognized the lead singer. He is fairly hard to miss and the name "Big Al" doesn't really do him justice. "Big Al" is 500+ pounds if he is an ounce. Last year when we had been wandering down Rue Bourbon Caroline and I had stepped into a venue that was standing room only ...
... To my relief the size ten supermodel figures were few and far between so we all just kinda blended in (altho BJ was hte only one in his budgie smugglers - in fairness they do dry quicker!)
Afternoon movie / ***** tv action - yes this was our down time instead of a nap.
Dinner - Every evening at 8.15 we made our way up to a posh restaurant and we were served a beautiful 3 course meal by our three beautiful waiters. These guys were incredible, the best service ...
After a few days here we feel we have covered a lot of ground, whether we meant to or not ;) the trams are scenic but the buses more useful, we took a steam boat down the Mississippi serenaded by a jazz band! Met up with Christopher and his friend and experienced 'dueling pianos' which was lots of fun! Some of us leant why the local drink 'hurricane' is as dangerous as its name and we danced the night away in various bars in Bourbon St and didnt stop even when accoladed with ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHouse of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast New Orleans
We stayed 2 nights on Algiers Point at the House of the Rising Sun Bed and Breakfast, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Host Kevin was very helpful in providing information on what to do our first night on 'The Point' and on ideas for our full day 'over the river. Our GPS brought us right to the front door, and that's where the car stayed until we departed. The free (for walk-on) ferry crossed the Mississippi every 1/2 hour, and drops you right at the foot of Canal Street next to the French Quarter.
Back at the house we had all we needed, with high speed internet, excellent shower, and a nice fresh breakfast. Thanks again to Kevin and Wendy.
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