La Salle Hotel
Travel Blogs from New Orleans
... amounts of pain. At one point my IV also blew up my whole arm with saline so I looked like Popeye and took the whole night to deflate. When I was finally ready for solid food again and could keep it down they gave me a solid breakfast and lunch (with fish that I couldnt eat) and then inexplicably put me back on clear liquids so I was starving. I couldnt sleep longer than two hours with a nurse waking me up to take my temperature and take my blood pressure. It was a ...
... mules and carts, so for $15 each we took a ride on a cart around the French Quarter, being entertained by Howard the mule driver and Star the mule. A mule is a cross between a male donkey and a female horse and is reputed to be stronger than a horse and more biddable than a donkey. Star was lovely and very used to the traffic. We passed many beautiful examples of early architecture in the French Quarter . Many of the buildings now consist of ...
... by a drunk hobo right outside of our door, we
made our way to the Outback Steakhouse. For those that don’t know, the Outback is
America’s attempt at Australian cuisine. The only thing Australian about the
place is the painted koalas on the wall. Over our bloomin’ onion (deep fried,
whole onion), we were discussing the very real possibility that the hobo would
have broken into our room and stolen all of our ...
... first of daily visits to indulge in delicious sherbet.
The highlight of the evening was front-of-the-line access to the 8pm show at Preservation Hall. The place oozes with history and the house band was impressive after having just arrived from a gig in Chicago. It has been a dream of mine to experience this hallowed ground and it was everything I had hoped it would be. Sitting five feet from the musicians in the tight confines of a well-worn room was electric and memorable.
... by the Katrina exhibit, we went to the Mardi Gras exhibit, but we weren't really in much of a mood to look at party stuff at that point. It had explanations of the history, photos and examples of the costumes, floats, etc. Tomorrow there are several Mardi Gras parades in and around New Orleans, so we are planning to try to take another one in. Hopefully we'll get to see it this time!