Uncle Sam's Hotel
Travel Blogs from LaPlace
... onto the stage by an elderly man carrying sheafs of A4 paper. He sat on a chair and explained he intended to share some of his writings. There followed a badly read , rambling monologue that revealed several things. 1) His father hadn't loved him 2) He had been a hippy in the 60s and used acid, evidently like I used smarties in the same decade. 3) He was a schizophrenic 4)Jesus was coming, the bloke knows him apparently. 5) He had seen several meats ...
... journey. Some years later, after the people of New Orleans had become somewhat used to the idea of being Spanish, the Spanish rulers of the day sold the city back to French to save them from being flat broke. Once again, the people of New Orleans were the last to know and it took three years for the news to reach them. This time however, the people of New Orleans where much more accepting because, hey, being French was all they'd wanted in the first place! So ...
... best part about this music festival?... It's all FREE!!!! The festival gets bigger each day, and they expand to 21 stages and over a hundred bands on each day on the weekend. We just happened to pick a good time to visit New Orleans! Dinner was at Emeril Lagasse's restaurant, NOLA. Every dish we had was delicious and memorable. Quite a treat! Early rise tomorrow to catch our ...
... of clubs, it was a day to dance. I danced with a white woman about my age, danced even longer with a black woman about half my age, and danced again with some men somewhere in between. And with each swish of my hips, each rhythmic throw of my shoulders, my beads danced with me. And as visions of Ruth's dancing partnership visited and fled, I swayed my way, alone in a crowd, through the cold comforting rains of Mardi Gras.
... no spare rooms in the hotel, brave Matt opted to sleep on the floor with pillows, seat cushions and some bedding to pad things out.
Friday morning was our swamp tour with Cajun Encounters. Unusually for us we left late, had a few mess ups with the directions but finally arrived with a few minutes to spare before the tour left thankfully!
The tour was absolutely fantastic and well worth it! We were on a small, flat boat with another family, so a total of ...
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3912 Highway 51, LaPlace | 2 star hotelfrom $88