O'Keefe Plaza Hotel
Travel Blogs from New Orleans
... I admit I didn't write it all by the bridge - I took a break from costume making to polish the purple prose. Gotta make it an early night tonight. Jakob tells me we get up at 5AM tomorrow for The Big Day. Fat Tuesday. Maybe I'll write about it if I survive.
Y'all take care.
... I took a street car that day down through the Garden District. This is a gorgeous thing to do no matter what time of year you are in New Orleans. Sit on the wooden seats, push up the window and feel the wind in your hair as you rattle down the middle of some really old streets and very upscale mansions. The difference in doing this at Halloween is seeing the way these houses have been decked out. One mansion had their entire ...
... hot dog and I had creole seafood gumbo – A New Orleans specialty. We then listened to some afternoon Jazz at Maison Bourbon – one of the oldest jazz bars still operating on Bourbon Street. We enjoyed the jazz so much we even brought the CD.
Don was cooking dinner for us that evening so we headed back to the RV park to be welcomed with BBQ brisket and pork, both of which had been slow cooking on the charcoal fire all day – delicious!
Peggy and David are such lovely people and we hit it off straight away. They take us for a drive around the city and area, and in particular, out to ward 9 , which is the area that was terribly devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Ward 9 is a very low lying area, in fact a good part of New Orleans is below sea level surrounded by The Gulf on one side ...
... we were nearing New Orleans but first we drove ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility