Laurel Street Bed and Breakfast
Travel Blogs from New Orleans
... and beautiful city. The French quarter is just gorgeous and both the mule ride and the river ride were definitely excellent value for money.
I am now sitting outside in the courtyard, a storm is raging in the distance which has cooled things down here, big raindrops falling outside but I am nice and dry. Einstein has been past several times attending to chores with his owner. The free coffee is getting consumed as I write this, and people ...
... party bus. There
weren’t half naked people running around serving drinks. The roof had been
removed to allow for maximum viewing pleasure as we cruised around the city. This
was a good chance to see parts of the city that we hadn’t gotten to yet.
Earlier on in the day, we rode down to the French Quarter and got some famous
purple drinks with Eva and Tate, but that was about the extent of our
sightseeing so far.
... with so many people packed into a small space but we enjoyed ourselves and worked up a sweat. Check out this video we found on YouTube of that very afternoon. Startlingly, we can be seen in the background between 0:24 to 0:34 slowly trying to remember some new dance steps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIj1rcyI uU8&feature=youtu.be
From this venue, we made our way along the levee to the far end of the festival area to where the zydeco stage was ...
... widest point.
The Port of New Orleans is the largest port in the world. 9,000 freight ships go thru the port annually. At its deepest point, the water is 250 ft deep. The port is shaped like a crescent moon, which has resulted in the New Orleans getting the nickname the crescent city. The Crescent City Connection refers to twin cantilever bridges that span the Mississippi River.
... Mixed with the humidity, perspiration and alcoholic fumes from the bars and clubs in the narrow streets of the French Quarter - it's a powerful aroma!
Bourbon Street is quite a sight at night! There's entertainment of "all" kinds - 3 for 1 drinks, hand grenade cocktails and "big ass beers" It's also a perfect place to get your mardi gras mask, voodoo doll or vampire accessories!