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Travel Blogs from New Orleans
... and another walking tour. Beautiful houses everywhere, undamaged by Katrina and this area seems to be the go to place for stars like John Goodman, Sandra Bullock and Archie Manning whose son was the losing quarterback in the superbowl the next day. From our walking tour, we hiked over to St. Charles Street to ride the trolley into Canal Street where we then hiked to Jackson Square and took the ...
... out the city area we headed down along Bourbon street into the French Quarter. We came across a large park area with a lovely garden and a great looking church out the front with some musicians busking around it, we took some photos and checked out the area. There was an interesting building behind it that was a brewery called Jax. There was lots of horse and carts getting around the area as well. We went down onto the Mississippi and sat in front watching paddle boats go ...
... the door...oh no! Closed again?! No Pimm's for me tonight. *insert sad face* Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed--and hungry--and we were feeling a bit crunched for time at this point. Coop's was on our list to try but it was all the way back near the hotel. Sylvain was right there but it was more upscale and we'd want to take our time eating there. I guess it's Stanley to the rescue! And they had a Muffaletta Po'boy. We were saved! And we were in and out ...
... enough for dinner, at less than $5! Bargain! Tonight is the night we’ll be exploring the famous Bourbon street! But only after some Frozen Yogurt!
On Bourbon street I get a hand grenade – another recommendation from the chocolate shop girl. It’s a melony drink, very potent that comes in a hand grenade shaped plastic container. A lot of the bars have happy hour on, so we go into a few, but the one that tickles our fancy is a ...
... law. Then some paintings in the window grabbed at us. So we went inside Peter O'Neill's gallery, and all the paintings were really rich. He does a lot of work with women wearing Mardi Gras masks. They were really cool.
As we continued walking the streets, we spied glimpses into secret gardens in allies and layers of greenery. I really want our courtyard to look that lush! A funny thing we noticed about New Orleans is that people ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking