Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A blast from the past

I had found my old site a while back and was looking at our trip to New Orleans back in 1999 but it was gone. A friend suggested trying a wayback machine and I found it. So here is my little post about our trip to New Orleans. I'm using this because the Horror Convention is going to be in NOLA in June of 2013 and we're going to try to go. :) PS I'm not sure why I used all italics back then.

Our first stop on our trip was to Biloxi, Mississippi. We had reservations at the Beau Rivage Hotel and let me tell you..it was breathtaking. The whole inside is like a mall with stores, restaurants, a casino and tons of flowers and trees. We had valet parking every time we went anywhere and our room was on the 26th floor. We did do some gambling and won about $150 but it is so easy to put that money right back into those slots. Our room had a view of The Gulf of Mexico and we arrived on the day of The Blessing of the Fleet. That was gorgeous! l'll post pictures when I can. The restaurants at Beau Rivage were delicious and our service couldn't have been better. 

Well, New Orleans certainly was different. l must say that Lake Pontchartrain is beautiful. We went to The French Quarter the first day and although it was so different that we'd thought, we still had fun. Jackson Square and St Louis Cathedral was beautiful. We also took a tour of the Garden District and saw Anne Rice's home and Trent Reznor's home (Nine Inch Nails). That was really fun. On the 2nd day we went to the New Orleans Audubon Zoo. It is so beautiful in there. l believe l remember that it is approximately 300 acres. Truly worth seeing. We headed home that day but had a super vacation. The weather started getting bad the last day and driving home turned out to be an adventure all its own. It ended up taking us 7 hours to get home but being blown off of the highway might have had something to do with it. Anyway, we made it home safely and look forward to next year's vacation. 

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