Today, New Orleans!

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As we drive towards New Orleans we are over lots of water.

From Baton Rouge and Port Allen its not a long drive at all to New Orleans. We are there well before lunch time. And driving in we see one of the famous cemeteries that the area is well known for. We had to find a way to see them closer. Even with my GPS unit we manage to get lost every once in while. Today is no exception. Finally we get directions from a nearby resident who is used to giving these directions. She apparently has to do it frequently. But she is nice about it. We drive quietly through and photograph several of the above ground tombs.

Next, it was the French Quarter that drew our attention. Driving through the narrow streets wasn’t too easy today because one of the other tourists for the day was President G. W. Bush., so many streets were closed, and police and state troopers were everywhere.

We didn’t get to see him and I don’t believe he saw us either.

We did find our Hotel for the next two days and got checked in. The Best Western St Christopher is pretty nice, and not too highly priced, although parking at $28 per night is hard to swallow.

We ate lunch at Mothers. Judy’s tummy isn’t quite right so we eat bland. Back to the hotel for a nap.

Dinner time was a light meal too.  We walked up towards the French Quarter, which was only a couple of blocks from the hotel, and passed an Arby's that sounded good to Judy's tummy.  Just a sandwich and a coke (or was it Pepsi, my favorite), but this was a pretty special Arby's. Pretty interior! Judy didn't eat much. Hopefully she will feel better in the morning.

Tonight I have time to write and update a little on-line. Luckily our hotel offers a plug-in internet. Yipee!

travelman727 says:
The French Quarter looks pretty harmless during the day! But when the sun sets and Roger, Judy and the TravBuddies begin to howl... WATCH OUT :-D
Posted on: Aug 26, 2008
stuartx13 says:
man you are like the travel king!!!
Posted on: Jul 05, 2008
mariemak says:
How is New Orleans? We went 1 week before Katrina...it was difficult to comprehend what they went through...glad they persevered because what a great town!
Posted on: Apr 28, 2008
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As we drive towards New Orleans we…
As we drive towards New Orleans w…
Le Pavillon Hotel looks pretty nic…
Le Pavillon Hotel looks pretty ni…
Another shot of the Le Pavillon.
Another shot of the Le Pavillon.
The street cars look neat too.
The street cars look neat too.
The cemeteries are much different.
The cemeteries are much different.
All burials are above ground.
All burials are above ground.
Due to the high water table.
Due to the high water table.
We wanted to see Longue Vue House,…
We wanted to see Longue Vue House…
The French Quarter of New Orleans …
The French Quarter of New Orleans…
These are a few pictures we took i…
These are a few pictures we took …
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
The French Quarter
Cafe du Monde, one of our favourit…
Cafe du Monde, one of our favouri…
Pretty ironwork.
Pretty ironwork.
More pretty balconies.
More pretty balconies.
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