razorbackfan

Staycation in New Orleans

Discussion created by razorbackfan on Nov 2, 2016
Latest reply on Nov 20, 2016 by taxman193

Last week-end was a busy week-end in New Orleans.  The Saints and the Pelicans both had home games.  The VooDoo Festival attracted many visitors.  Several thousand runners participated in the Jazz Half-Marathon/5K.  And if that wasn't enough, it was the week-end before Halloween.  It was tough finding a hotel with a reasonable rate; however, we did find a good rate at the new Courtyard on the Westbank (Gretna)-just across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. The room was large with a microwave and refrigerator, nice flat screen TV above the desk, and a safe. (The safe was locked when we arrived and we had the maintenance man come check on it.  He did not know the code to open it and never returned after going to get the code!) Our room faced New Orleans and we had a great view of the Crescent City Connection and the sunset.  It took us about 5 minutes to cross the bridge early Saturday morning and we were lucky and crossed in about the same amount of time after the football game (opposite direction).  It would probably take longer during rush hour.  We will stay here again if the rates are reasonable and the ones on the East Bank are unreasonable (like up to about $1000 a night!),


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Now you see it.....

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We enjoyed watching the Saints beat the Seahawks in a close game.  The new screens which have been installed let you see the players up close and personal.  The pregame activities are always exciting.


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We enjoyed eating at some of our favorite local places...Voo Doo BBQ (pulled pork almost as good as Whole Hog BBQ), Parkway Bakery & Tavern (best shrimp poboy in town), Angelo Brocato's (gelato and Italian baked treats), and Rouse's (a local grocery store near the Superdome where we had breakfast on game day.)

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