Uncle Sam's Hotel
Travel Blogs from LaPlace
... guide was a distant family member and you got a real feel of how the families lived and their relationships.
Houmas House, built in 1840, was set in beautiful gardens with huge, old oak trees leading up from the river (from the levy bank to be precise) to the front of the house. The house itself has been better restored than that on the St Joseph Plantation but the tour of the house was very boring as it primarily focused on descriptions of ...
We spent Friday and Saturday falling in love with The French Quarter of New Orleans. At first glance, and several instances afterward, it reminded us of Old Montreal. We were thankful that our first introduction to the French Quarter was NOT during Mardis Gras. It would have been WAY TOO MUCH to take in for our muddled older minds. We navigated the freeway quite easily into the city, found the Visitor's Center right away and a place to park. We purchased ...
... the Hurricanes as that is the only thing we had the same that night.
Unfortunately for me I was pretty sick most of the next day but I did make it out sightseeing. I wasn’t going to miss out.
We checked out the Garden District where we were staying. There were lots of cool houses and little shops and restaurants. Recovery from the Hurricane Katrina is still taking place and there are a number of homes undergoing renovations ...
... 1. Substitute teach for a Spanish Language Immersion camp (but they never needed me), 2. Help momma sell her art on Jackson Square (or do whatever she needed in order for her to be set up on the square every minute of every day) and 3. a semi-pro poker player. ;) My friend Craig Dehning said I was allowed to call myself that. :D... I played in tournaments several times a week, and made really decent money, enough to allow me to not seek employment at ...
... he was scared of flying.
The rather large middle aged man behind us on the boat then also wanted to sound macho and started telling our guide that where he lived he had to wrestle rattlesnakes and carry spare supplies in his car because of extreme weather conditions. Looking at him the only spare supplies he carried was an extra can of beer and a cheeseburger but the guide quite liked this and the two of them continued on the rest of the trip to try ...
Other places to stay in LaPlace
3900 Highway 51, LaPlace | 2 star hotelfrom $98
4284 Highway 51, LaPlace | 2 star hotelfrom $112
111 Jean Street , LaPlace | 2 star hotelfrom $106
4289 Main Street, LaPlace | 2 star hotelfrom $103
4288 Highway 51, LaPlace | 2 star hotelfrom $111
3912 Highway 51, LaPlace | 2 star hotelfrom $88