Residence Inn New Orleans Metairie
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... compared the atmosphere to Mardi Gras!!
- Bourbon st
- Acme oyster bar
- The beach night spot
- getting your palms read in the french quarter
- Mississipi river
- Koops Chicken
- French market
- try the Gumbo!
... but effective. Then we walked through the Garden District and saw the big beautiful American houses there, including all the celebrity residences of which there were many. The stars seem to love New Orleans, apparently its cheap to film in Louisiana so its the third biggest film producing city outside of LA and NY. Because it was a free walking tour you just tip the guide at the end, so I gave her ten bucks which I thought was fair.
I caught the bus back to Canal ...
... when they actually happen.
We were on the bus for just over nine hours. We napped on and off in the sunshine pretty much the whole way, our iPods feeding us tunes as we slept. We reached Baton Rouge in Louisiana right on time at 7PM and had a conversation with an incredibly animated and somewhat terrifying homophobic lady. We laughed at everything she said because we were scared she'd snap and punch us ...
... saw two plantations. We toured the first, Laura, and just drove by Oak Alley, although afterwards I found our that Sylvan Energy's first acquisition was from the family that once owned Oak Alley! Laura, on the other hand, was not as attractive as Oak Alley, but the Tripadvisor comments about how great the tour was did not disappoint. We learned a lot about life on a sugarcane plantation and the many differences between Creole (basically French) ...
... all made us feel very welcome.
We had some great food both in and out (although I'm not sure Pat ate much since she kept giving her food to Kevin!), and great conversation - some funny, some sad when talking about family members no longer with us. Even the weather couldn't dampen our spirits and the day trip out was excellent. The hamper of food we took away was finished - as planned - on our arrival in ...