Uncle Sam's Hotel
Travel Blogs from LaPlace
... Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery. It was pretty amazing. The "American" part of New Orleans. Lots of pretty houses and massive gardens. John Goodman's primary home is here, Sandra Bullock has a house here, Nicholas Cage once lived in the house that Anne Rice lived in.
That evening I went on a ghost walk with Free by Foot. I really like ghost walks. I think they are a different way to learn about a ...
... she could borrow my flowery hawaiian dress if she bought herself a flower necklace from the costume shop so when we got back to the hotel I took the dress to her room on the 5th floor. We had a few hours to relax and get ready before we headed out by ourselves to find something for dinner. Most people on the tour had paid to go on a river boat cruise dinner tonight so they had all met up and gone out earlier dressed up in their fancy dress gear. Jake and I walked around for ...
... coats and gloves on, we toured the swamp and heard the stories about alligators, Cajun people, local traditions, etc. After the tour, we went behind his house to see an alligator and turtle. Did you know that alligators hibernate in the winter?
Continuing on back roads, we found a small cafe in Thibodaux called Rajun Cajun Daiquiris. On that day, Mom, who usually helps in the kitchen, was operating ...
... down with rain at this point, and after a quick assessment of the goings on, our guide decided that there was nothing he could really do (enough had already stopped) we did carry on. Once we got to the accommodation (that we had had booked for over a week and kept our bags there) the receptionist tried our tiredness (and grumpy) levels, by announcing that the double room we had booked he had 'had' to give to someone else, and all he was left ...
... airport where they had dropped off a rental car after spending the day back in New Orleans so Mon could spend more time with her sister.
Apparently the cab driver they attempted to contact (which may have been Lafayette's ONLY cab driver) was a total creepshow and after canceling the ride he still showed up at the airport and they hid until Diego came to their rescue.
After checking into the hotel we headed out to eat at a spot Allie and Monica ...
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