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Old 04-23-2009   #1 (permalink)
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New Orleans - A quickie trip

Here are a few pictures of our recent quickie trip to New Orleans.

Trolley Ride



St Louis




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We went to visit some friends who were going to be in town and to go to a wedding.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Carondelet (right off Canal) - one block from the French Quarter. This was the old Cotton Exchange Building and has been remodeled since Katrina. It was very clean and plush..and only $89 per night. Covered parking was $15 a day.
They also had a BIG free breaky in the morning with all the fixings.

This was the perfect spot and the trolley pick up/drop off was right on the corner !!

We walked all over the French Quarter and rode the Trolley down to Loyola U down in the Garden District.
(so Gracie could see where she would be going to college hee hee)

We ate our way thru the quarter and shopped a bit on Magazine street.
I would have loved to spend more time on Magazine street but hubby was not in the shopping mood.

Gracie and I went by St Louis Cathedral so I could light some candles for my parents and my dear friend Jerry who was supposed to be at this gathering.

Just to give everyone a run down on what a weekend can cost:

Places we ate/what we spent.
Cafe Du Monde - for 3 - $12
Palace Cafe - wine and dinner for 3 - $98
Bourbon House- lunch/drinks for 7 - $130
Mothers - Lunch for three $30
Misc Drinks - $35
Trolley - $12
Misc Shopping - $25
Parking - $15 (we only had to pay for one day)
Hotel - $180 for 2 nights
Tips for the street band - $10
Candles in St. Louis - $15 (yes they charge for these)

We felt totally safe walking around. The downtown and Quarter were packed. It seems that tourism is rebounding and it is nice to see the city coming back to life.

My only disappointment was the french markert. There was a lot of tacky jewelry and faux designer purses, and T Shirts. I remember when it was special artsy items, wrought iron, antiques and gourment type food items...
- now it is just a big ole souvenir stand.
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I'm glad that you posted this, Taps. It's been many years since I've been to the Big Easy, and it's good to see that the city is coming back!

Love me some Cafe du Monde! Yummy Yummy. One of my favorite places - it didn't take me but one time to learn not to wear black there! I'm glad that you had a good time.
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Love this pic, Tappy! Glad you had a great getaway. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans..


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Hey Tap! Love the photos - especially the one of the two of us. Oh wait, there wasn't one!! We owe each other a BIG A$$ raincheck...can't believe we were both in NO at the same time and didn't meet. Darn legal conference
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Thanks for posting this, Tapster! Never been to nawlins and may never get there, but seeing it through your eyes tonight made for a nice visit!

Thanks for sharing!
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Sounds like you had a great time Tappy !!!

I LOVE New Orleans,,,, I lived there for 20 years and go back often,,,my husband grew up there

We were there for Mardi Gras in February and had a blast, , its such a site to see and everyone should see it at least once in their lifetime

If anyone wants to see pictures, just let me know

We are planning to be there for Halloween this year,,,,, I know it will be crazy,,,,,,

"Laissez le bon temps roulez"
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Thanks for the nice comments.

Amy - sorry we missed you and Jason , I missed Bonny W as well (by one day)
Hope you guys had a great time.
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Great pictures Tappy!!!

Those beignets looks so goood! I cannot believe that we didn't make time to stop and get some beignets at Café Du Monde. I just fell in love with New Orleans and it wasn't because of the party atmosphere, but it was because of very nice folks, all of the history behind New Orleans, and the bayou. I guess I must have lived there in another life.
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Great pictures Tappy!!!

Those beignets looks so goood! I cannot believe that we didn't make time to stop and get some beignets at Café Du Monde. I just fell in love with New Orleans and it wasn't because of the party atmosphere, but it was because of very nice folks, all of the history behind New Orleans, and the bayou. I guess I must have lived there in another life.
It's okay Sol. They'll be there on your next visit. You can also order the mix and coffee online line and make them at home. Not quite the same but still worth it!
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Lovin' me some N'awlins...thanks, Tappy!
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Great weekend report, Taps. I'd love to go back to New Orleans for a visit someday soon.
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So THOSE are beignets! I always wondered.

Thanks for posting this, Tap. One day I will get to NOLA!

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Gracie and I went by St Louis Cathedral so I could light some candles for my parents and my dear friend Jerry who was supposed to be at this gathering.
That is so sweet, Taps. (((Hugs)))
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It's okay Sol. They'll be there on your next visit. You can also order the mix and coffee online line and make them at home. Not quite the same but still worth it!
Thank you for consoling me.
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