Hampton Inn Metairie
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... beside the Mississippi river all the time but you would not know it. I had to climb up the levee (30 ft high at points) to take a picture of the river.
Tomorrow? Downtown or follow the Mississippi some more? I don't know all I know is Wednesday I have to start back home :-( Funny three weeks ago I thought I had too much time allotted now I know it was too little. I need another week but I have jobs starting on Oct 1st. Oh, well.
We pulled into our heavily fortified rv park in New Orleans at about 1 pm. The park was surrounded by a 9 ft brick wall that had spikes on top, and security gates. We quickly set up the motor home and Peter, Liam and Owen headed of to the New Orleans Saints versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers grid iron match. They arrived at about half time with the Saints leading 24 - 0. Peter was surprised to see Saints fans leaving with their team winning. The Saints ended ...
... deck, carried by a mechanism that is half escalator and half lift. Since the 1352 feet of the Sky deck we are blasé about its stunted 630 feet and the view is entirely without interest. We eat locally and hide in in our beautiful bedroom a little scared of the mattress de-mount but inevitably drawn to the buffet of chocolate on the floor below.
With no regrets we drive on to Memphis where certain dues have to be paid to Mr Presley. Whilst Graceland is ...
... over to Bourbon to meet the Canadians at a bar that was apparently the oldest in America, La Fitte's Blacksmith Shop & Bar. On the way, several strange things happened. First, a passing vampire encouraged the girls to buy two-for-one well drinks in a dingy pub (legit vampire - I'm talking milk-white eyes, fangs, and an outfit straight out of the 17th century), then, two topless girls painted entirely in gold walked past signing a bad version of Black & ...
... and catch up on laundry and the like. Laundry day is one of the best days when you´re backpacking. We did enjoy the lovely old buildings with ornate metal decoration on the balconies. The streetcars were fun (and the median strips are good for running on). The food was a highlight to: po-boys, andouille-encrusted fish, oysters, crab, gumbo. We tried some grits too but they were just OK. The museum was good, with interesting exhibits ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center