La Quinta Inn New Orleans West Bank / Gretna
Travel Blogs from Gretna
... from Austria or not many Aussies head this far south. The journey to Vicksburg went via a couple of beautiful Antebellum homes, with a lunch stop at the Emerald mound in Natchez. The Emerald mound,is a native Indian site. We also stopped at park that overlooked theMississippi river , saw some steamboats and heard them blow their whistles. Finding somewhere to stop in a town is always interesting!! It is never easy to find a parking spot for an 11 metre motor ...
... Once we got to the air boats out in the middle of Louisiana swamp area we had a bit of a wait for our tour, let me tell you there was no exploring out there you never know what's lurking in the bushes, I've seen the swamp people TV show and they sure aren't pretty. We had booked the 6 person airboat, apparently they are better than the 12 seater or covered in boats. The boat had 2 rows of seats, 3 on each, this Uruguay couple boarded first, then Al and I and then ...
... deserted and decaying homes it is gradually recovering. Some of the tiny houses are called Shotgun houses – because the long and narrow houses have their doors all in a row and the theory is that if all the doors are open you can stand on the porch and fire your shotgun and kill a chicken in the yard!
But whilst there was much devastation most of the greater city was spared. We visited an area of posh private schools and universities where ...
... houses and to think of all the famous people who have been there... He used to use the Ranch for a lot of his work while president.. He would bring dignitaries back there then ply them with alchohol then get them to sign papers... Our guide was a really nice bloke called JD and he was a Director of intelligence in Bagram in Afghanastan from 2001 for quite a few years after and he worked with our Special Services soldiers..Anyway we had a great time on the ...
We wandered from stage to stage (the jazz, the gospel, the blues, the world music...it was all great), tent to tent (a great mixture of local handicrafts and world crafts), and sampling local delights (the gumbo was great, the iced tea was delicious and cold). We settled in at the big Acura Stage with a couple of cold beers to watch the Dirty Dozen Brass Band who rocked it out until we strolled over to the Gentilly Stage to watch ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed