Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Breakfast Available
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... to 1924 and it was the originator of the "Dixie". They issued their own $10 bank note and Dix is French for ten and that was printed on the face of the bill. People referred to its place of origin as "The land of Dix" which eventually became Dixieland. Through song and legend the word became synonymous with the American South. Now that's an interesting tid bit of information. Time to go back to the hotel for a rest before the awards ...
... 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).
... called upon to train and consult with other cities in the US when mounted police are needed.
The tour ended at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel where we were hosted to a lovely reception in the historic ballroom where we were served New Orleans style food and cocktails. The ballroom is where a celebration was held in January, 1815 after Andrew Jackson and his men won the war against the British, the final battle of the War of 1812.
... even though it was pretty spicy for my tastes and my tongue and face was on fire, everything was too delicious not to eat. Chris being the freak that he is actually added some hot sauce. Walking around the French Quarter was very cool. The buildings were beautiful and there were people everywhere, way to drunk for 2pm. Local horn bands were playing in the street and we just enjoyed the atmosphere. A cool thing about New Orleans and a few other towns ...
... moved to the top deck and took in the beautiful breeze and some piece and quiet. I sat on a Heineken for the rest of the evening and we enjoyed the views on either side of the boast. Dixie land jazz band played up the front and we could hear it at the back. We passed refineries, Navy boats and barges and interesting buildings and goings on. There was plenty of light and the river views were always interesting. With something different around the each bend. ...