Red Carpet Inn & Suites
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... we were finally here. We got to the hotel, which was in the French Quarter and a block off of Bourbon Street, dropped our stuff off and quickly changed before we went to grab a quick dinner. Thankfully New Orleans allows bars to have 24 hour liqueur licensees so we didn't have to rush too much but it was about 11 so we wanted to start soon. For the first night we decided to stay on Bourbon street and just experience what it ...
... 8pm as they staying at the same hotel as us. During our cocktail tour is poured down on us, New Orleans has seen A LOT of rain in the last couple days. When it rains, it pours. Amazing!
We tried to have a little bit of food between the short gap before our next tour which was the Ghost & Spirits Tour. This was a blast. We all enjoyed this one. We stopped at all the major haunted places which were from murder, suicide and yellow fever. We ended off at our hotel ...
... thousands of rooms, it takes up about 4 city blocks. The lobbies are teaming with people, maybe more so being the beginning of the French Quarter Festival. To get to our room we had to escalator up two floors, then walk a couple of indeed yards to a set of super fast elevators. Our room is a typical, fairly small, but comfortable Hyatt type room. The view is of massive concrete comprising the Mercedes Benz Super Bowl. It was already 8:30 pm by the time we were settled in, ...
... and sharing lots of stories and laugh's and she hooked us up with all the tourist and local must do's in NOLA!
We found out this night that we rolled into New Orleans for All star weekend, the kick off to Mardi Gras parade, as well as a Drake, Young Jeezy, Meek Mills ans Snoop Dogg concert..Which made the next 5 days arguably one of the best 5 day stretches of our lives.
We woke up on Valentine's day found parking a 5 minute walk from ...
Headed into the wetlands to find some 'gators. None seen. Had a look around New Orleans and then drove along the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge stopping at a Creole (early spanish and french) sugar plantation. Next few days will be diverting off the circumnavigation route and heading inland and north through the Mississippi delta towards Memphis and then Nashville before making a run towards ...
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