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Venture West and explore....
Time to leave Florida and see some more of the US of A, starting with, um, the Gulf of Mexico.
My plan for a while had been that my first night would be in New Orleans, mouth of the Mississippi, from which to launch North along the river. A local Searey pilot, Jim Walsh, had dinner with me and provided a ...
... I thought it was strange that the amount was so high but figured since it was for a good cause that was the reason. The gal who bought it paid $300. Later I talked with the "artist" and decided the gal who bought the painting got a deal. Everyone that went to the place to paint kept saying how theirs were awful but hers looked professional - which it did. The reason it looked so good is because the artist, Jacqueline, is an internationally famous fabric painter. ...
Back to Bourbon street late morning for another look around – not nearly as interesting this time of day. Still a few sailors wandering around but none of the interesting characters from yesterday. Then on to visit the Chernobyl-like lower ninth ward. Very spooky to be driving around below sea
level, yet seeing people building new homes amid the devastation. Many ...
... said to him "oh you can tell your new German friends that you came to New Orleans" - his reply was "they'll be like 'what's new Orleans' they'll have no idea what it is' Americans can be stupid. Anyway we tried gumbo, sangria, muffuletta, po' boy brisket sandwich, praline (with pecans not almonds - incredible), sorbet, taffy and spices. We also got to walk around and learn some history, see some famous places and meet some lovely people. One shop we ...
... Boston area) last month, and here we all ended up in N'awlins at the same time. Such fun - and a fabulous Reveillon dinner at Richard Fiske's Martini Bar and Restaurant.
The next day, Keri flew in for a long weekend - which began days of dining and debauchery! (Much as it should be in New Orleans!)
Other places to stay in New Orleans
Six Flags, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $61
5801 Read Blvd, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $114
10020 I-10 East Service Rd., New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $80
Viavant - Venetian Isles, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $62
- Nice hotel
- Clean tidy, good value
Six Flags, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $64
East New Orleans, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $62
Six Flags, New Orleans | 1 star motelfrom $58
1005 St. Peter Street, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $298
- A litle patch of haven
East New Orleans, New Orleans | 1 star motelfrom $55
Mid-City, New Orleans | 2 star motelfrom $69
6303 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans | Motelfrom $86
Esplanade Ridge, New Orleans | Motelfrom $45
French Quarter, New Orleans | Motelfrom $175