Bluegreen Vacations Club La Pension, Ascend Resort Collection
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Today we flew out to New Orleans. The flight was about 2 hours and 45 minutes. The day was not very long but during that time we got a tour of the French quarter in New Orleans by our shuttle driver, hoping for extra tips I think. We got to the hotel and it was very late so we decided to just get some room service. The day was not a big as usual but it was sure ...
... a hostel dinner ($6, Cajun rice) wasn't the nicest but did the job, got changed and headed out for our first night on the town. We bypassed Bourban street which was absolutely chaos and headed to Frenchman Street which is more of a local scene. I was happy to do this as I didn't even know Frenchmen St existed and I didn't get to do anything other then Bourban Street last time. After walking around for 30minutes trying to get someone to make a decision, we hit a Jazz bar and ...
... to Bourbon St.
Hmm, yes. Quite lively indeed. Kind of like old Montreal, but on acid.
Presently, we felt the desire for an oyster dinner and obviously decided that the restaurant with the lineup must be the best bet, just as the rain started. We were entertained by some superheroes(?) along with three sailors ashore from the USS Cole (not a very likely story except that it was in fact parked just down the street).
... of 2 rows of 10 slave cabins
The plantation had a big bell that could be heard 4 miles away & was used for emergencies . It had different rings. The bell called slaves & workers to the field, signaled meal breaks, end of day and emergencies such as fire
... Treme (The Candlelight Lounge) which is the last remaining original bar post-Katrina in the Treme. I am not so keen because despite watching the series Treme, it is a dangerous area and tourists are warned to keep out of there. Milton, our guide yesterday (a Treme resident) reckons it's safe, but he drove us both in and out of the Treme. Paul says I'm alarmist, I think I am just being practical. I agree to go on the condition that we go, have a look and leave. ...