The First Day in the "Big Easy"

New Orleans Travel Blog

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The courtyard of our hotel.

We arrive in New Orleans from NY on Thursday morning and were able to check into our hotel (Maison St. Charles Hotel).  I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to check-in early and start our exploration of the city.

Of course, with us 3...none of which had ever been to N.O., we obviously didn't know how to get ANYWHERE!  We began walking towards the French Quarter, and then realized that it was quite further than we thought....thus began adventures on the streetcar!  $1.25 later we were dropped off at the corner of Canal and Bourbon Streets.

We spent the first day drinking too many daiquari's and were pretty much drunk by 3pm.  But that didn't stop us... however we did need "refueling".  This is how I missed my very first TB meet-up!  I was so bummed that my "nap" lasted longer than expected and then realized that the streetcar stop running outside our hotel at 11pm!!  This evening was the beginning of playing phone tag with Dana (jerseygirl67).  Needless to say, I was a little disappointed, but I knew that we had 2 more days to make it up!

jerseygirl67 says:
Was sooo disappointed I didn't get to meet you!!! We will hook up in DC....An equally fun city!!!
Posted on: Apr 29, 2008
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The courtyard of our hotel.
The courtyard of our hotel.
Taking the streetcar to & from Dow…
Taking the streetcar to & from Do…
Too many choices of daiquaris...t…
Too many choices of daiquari's...…
Beware of the Free Shots!
Beware of the "Free Shots"!
Sarah and I.
Sarah and I.
Sarah and TJs alcohol muscles!
Sarah and TJ's alcohol muscles!
Just enjoying my mid-day drink.
Just enjoying my mid-day drink.