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I was super excited to be back in New Orleans!
So I flew into Louisiana from Texas. It's a short flight, actually I usually drive, but I wasn't able to take off as long as I had hoped, so flew in to make the most of my time. BUT- it takes approx. 8 hours to drive..it took me 8 hours from the time I left the house until I reached the Hotel? WTF?? There was a storm that delayed the flight, then we had to fly way around and over the gulf to reach NOLA. There was flooding (nothing unusual there) and a tornado warning. BUT it was over in a few hours after I reached the hotel. Thank Goodness!
My friends that are not familiar with where/what I'm talking about I have added a few maps. (If you know, then just keep scrolling, K?) Cause I HATE: when I read about some cool place I want to go in YOUR BLOGS and there is no map and I have to google and do not even know if I'm in the right country. WYF?! So bloggers include a map, for me, Please-
Heavy Picture Post- don't say I didn't warn you!
I have stayed all over the city & surrounding towns. (Super hard to get a room during Mardi Gras. Book 1 year ahead if you want to be on the Parade route or close by) But my favorite place to stay is the French Quarter. It's one of the oldest areas in the U. S.
Pat O'Briens less the rain.
So this is one of the hotels I stayed in, (Pictures below.) I had to change because I was trying to book a condo and they could only accommodate 3 days, but then by the time I got the hotel booked for the earlier dates it was booked, so I needed up in yet another hotel for the rest of my stay. #FML
But really it all worked out for the best though, I guess. My friends all asked me to stay with them, but I do not want to impose. *shy*
Aren't these awesome? These are REAL FLOWERS and there is more on the piano.
Nice Bar area.
They offered FREE high Speed WIFI and also had this cute business center. Have a drink and check your email!
My room was actually big for the Quarter. Remember that if you stay there, you don't go to stay in the room, you go to party, see the sights and listen to great music.
I booked all the hotels through HOTWIRE and all was fine, as usual. Each wanted about $100.USD for extras..I gave them cash and they returned the cash when I checked out. There was no other charges added. So I knew going in what my stay was going to cost and how much I could BS away.
I can't tell you anything about the cable, TV, etc. I didn't even turn it on... If you follow me on GETGLUE you know I suck at watching TV, but WTF I do have a pretty fun life.
Big ass Bed, comfy too- And outside is pretty nice too. This is right after the storm, so keep that in mind.
Meeting friends in the bar and then WE ARE OFF!
Much talking, laughing and catching up later... :)
Ended up really late and we just had Little Caesars Pizza! Hahaha Sinful, but really good! LOL
I had been up like 36 + hours by this time and was ready to just sleep.
Jazz Fest was about to start and people were pouring in from everywhere. Met quite a few over Breakfast, LOL. It was really nice & FREE at the hotel the next morning. Forgot to take pictures (told you am NOT a foodie) Checked into another Hotel & then me and a buddy went out for...
:X Can't remember which I posted so here are both, LOL. There were tons of people at Cafe Du Monde.
So this was like our brunch.
This is the FULL Menu. Thats all you need though- lol #bestfoodever
See random People everywhere in Cafe Du Monde
Forgot we went to the Jazz Park 1st. It was by the hotel I checked out of and across the Quarter from Cafe Du Monde. It was redone after Katrina and the city really made a BIG DEAL about it, so I wanted to see it. It was really pretty, but no one was there (it was 10:30 or so a.m.) The mant. people saw us, but locked the gate on us..We did get out (well duh) but had to walk around a bit to find an open exit. (I'm telling you everyday is an adventure..)
Roses took a beating from all that heavy rain. :(
Maybe we can escape through here?
It became overcast again and looked like rain, but then ended up clearing off...WTF like Texas weather?!
Wanted to get closer, but everything was really wet...Figured I sink down to my knees in mud...Not cool in High heel boots!
Another locked gate, WTF? We ended up going over 2 bridges, but did get out. Too funny!
Anyway, there is soo much more and so many more photos. Jazz Cruise, Shopping, The Quarter at night, etc.. Wil work on posts.
Catch you later~
Just a Woman in the World. Sometimes a lonely traveler, sometimes with the Krewe. Eating, shopping and meditating my way through life...
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