Brent House Hotel & Conference Center
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... we went for a walk collected some last minute souveneirs and on the way home we came across a movie set being set up, just 2 blocks from our Hotel..we were very excited..turns out its the movie "2 Guns" starring Denzel Washington and Marky Mark Wahlberg...EXCITING ! Anyway we cruised around took some photos and just did a general sticky beak... I ended up talking to a local dude and got him to pose for a photo so I ...
... car. We had reserved a Chevrolet Equinox, but since they had none, we had to take a Toyota Sienna mini van. I met them back at the hotel and we loaded the luggage and were off. Our agenda for the morning was to go and view some of the plantations along the river road. We were not planning on touring any of them ( we had plans later in the trip to tour Shadows on the Teche, plus I had already toured Oak Alley and Laura). Our first ...
... Plessy and Marie Laveau. For those of us who need a history lesson, Homer Flessy was the plaintiff from the 1896 Plessy versus Ferguson Supreme Court case regarding racial segregation ("separate but equal"). Apparently Nicholas Cage's family is buried here, too.
Introducing Marie Laveau: the queen of Voo Doo!
Legend has it that you'll be granted a wish and a blessing if you mark her grave with XXX, turn around three times, and leave an ...
... Convention and she had the days free to look around new Orleans. The tour took us through the whole house which is furnished as it would have been when first built. The guides also dress in period costume. The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is generally slow for tourism here which was good for us as we seemed to be the only group visiting and had the place to ourselves.
It was a very interesting tour and our guide really knew her stuff telling us about the house and ...
... bed early, but it was at least 10 before we got to bed. Tomorrow we planned to lie in, and get to the riverside by 1:30 to catch the Calliope on the Natchez.
We woke up the next day at about 11 and both skyped our mums. We had breakfast at the hotel for $6..2 eggs, bacon, Creole potatoes, tomatoes and toast. Then we caught the streetcar down Canal street and went to the riverwalk. We saw the Natchez wonder by and followed it ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking