Doubletree New Orleans Airport
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... last couple of days were definitely cooler but we had lots of layers of clothing. Our base was Ocean Springs which again is a very pleasant smaller community just outside of Biloxi which is a major tourist location. It seems the economy is driven by tourism, snowbirds and casinos. We visited Beauvoir and toured the Jefferson-Davis house. There were some civil war demonstrations on the grounds. The commentary by one of the people there made one think that the animosity between ...
... here. Then there was Frenchman St, as we were told, the street where the locals go for food and music. One of the best music experiences I have ever had. Check out the pics of the Spotted Cat Music Bar. I bought the t-shirt. This street and most streets around the French Quarter have old double and triple level homes with Victorian style awnings and long balcony’s overlooking the road below. I loved photographing them.
We did a food tour with ...
... bank lined with shops and restaurants so quite pleasant. This arvo we went on the natchez steam paddle boat up the Mississippi, it was nice just to chill out and watch the foreshore of New Orleans pass you by. New Orleans is the 3 rd largest port in the world so there was plenty of activity going on. Coal seems to be one of the major exports. Once we docked it was time for more exploring and for Alan to get a hair cut at an authentic New Orleans barber, damn ...
... From Atlanta it was a quick hop over to New Orleans where I found a cheap airport shuttle. My hostel was the last stop so I had about an hour traveling across the city. Eventually we make it there and I tip the driver but I have no idea if I'm even meant to or if $1 is too much or too little because I don't understand tipping properly. By now it's pretty dark, I have a top bunk and other people in my dorm are already asleep so to avoid making a racket later when I try to clamber ...
... taste of Cajun flavor, we continued to site see.
Unfortunately after about 20 minutes of being tourists it began to pour, making for an interesting trolley ride to the car. Wet but happy my car was not broken into we continued our venture, passing sad reminders of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. We then hit the road next stop Houston Texas.
I arrived at my grandparent’s ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility