Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near the French Quarter
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... plus, which kept me going while Peter had 3 G&Ts and we chatted to a couple who led a glamourous life style in California. Then dinner at a famous resturant (for its food but also for its size and the number of people they served) called WG Finns. Then to another jazz venue in Bourbon Street. An attractive girl seduced us in and we squeezed up on a cosy bench where we watched, not only the funky Jazz group, who played all the ...
... Orleans by about 4:00 p.m. We didn't get too much lost while trying to find the Queen and Crescent Hotel on Camp Street, near the French Quarter. After a little rest (Frank had driven yet another gruelingly long day!), we set out on foot for Deanie's, our new favorite restaurant in the Quarter. We discovered it in January, when we visited New Orleans with our friends Susan and Boyd Christensen.
We knew exactly what we'd order, and we ...
... than 10 minutes. There are 3 departure points for the cruises and we went to the one across from the Hilton hotel. The cruise took about 40 minutes and follows the loop in the river.
After the cruise my parents went back to the hotel and I continued walking--I walked down into the King William district along the river in one direction and then back tracked and walked up the straight part of the river the other way as ...
... barge broke off it's moorings, and smashed the wall, so the water cascaded over. How scary for all those people affected.
We also went to an area where the government has funded homes that are called 'Brad Pitt' homes. He apparently contributed $5million of his own money to get this project going, and to help those who had lost everything, rebuild again. All these homes are environmentally friendly,
... caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A lot of this area has still not been rebuilt and some home owners just picked up and left, leaving their damaged houses to decay and eventually collapse. By contrast, the Garden District which we visited next is beautiful and obviously very opulent. Some of its more famous residents include the actors Sandra Bullock and John Goodman. The Brad Pitt movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was largely filmed in New Orleans and we passed the ...
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