- Moving out of New Orleans was a god send. I don’t think either Tyler or myself slept for the
whole 7 nights we were there. The RV
Park that we chose may have been very affordable but there were many reasons
why it was not the place to be. Number
1, it was right beside a Daiquiri hot spot (New Orleans has a thing for
daiquiris and you can buy them everywhere) that the party buses would come to
and boom box for hours. This meant it
was a favorite place for every local kid (or not so kid) to bring their hot
cars and boom boxes to party in the parking lot. Which was 20 feet behind our RV spot; with
lots of really bad loud base, revving engines, squealing tires, and sirens. Lol
2, the bathroom.....omg do people not realize how bad their bathrooms are?? I
took a bucket of sanitizer in and sprayed the shower down just so we could use
it. Just don’t touch anything. I know it was a unisex bathroom/shower and
that a lot of working men used it but really folks??
best part about the RV place was that the restaurant (Smily’s) beside it was
great. Lots of good food, very
affordable and cheerful staff. The pecan
waffles and chicken (served together) was my favourite on the menu and perfect
for breakfast with enough left over for lunch or a snack after coming home from
|Band playing at 11am next to the market|
We did have a wonderful time down town on the
4 days we caught the bus down and spent the day.
We ate, drank and walked all over the French
Strolled down Bourbon Street
and found great little pubs in many of the back streets.
Bourbon Street was $19.50 for 2 beers but 2
blocks off either way and you could find wonderful little places with $4 or $5
|Meeting the locals|
ate alligator, Cajun craw fish, blackened fish, steak, the worst plate of nachos
|1922 Street Car|
We talked to everyone, got a
little tipsy, and rode the oldest street car (96 years old.
Put into service
1922) to the Garden District and drooled over all the beautiful southern houses
|Riding the street car|
|Houses along the street car route|
|Wonderful and very fun lady we met |
on the street car
|Beautiful and so well kept|
We walked the outdoor
markets, walked the river walk, did a little shopping, and really enjoyed all
the street bands and music.
|Hard to choose which ones to post|
had to pay a hustler $3 within the first 5 min of hitting the Quarter.
|5 min on Bourbon Street |
It was so funny but only happened once.
my thoughts on New Orleans...... pay the extra and stay right downtown.
For me, 4 days would have been perfect with
enough time to see the Quarter and the Garden district.
|Mardi Grais tree|
Try the local fare, walk the markets and
enjoy the people.
|Hob Nob's Pub|
Then go find a nice
quiet place to sleep for a few days after.
You definitely won’t in New Orleans.
|Even Sammy was pooped after New Orleans.|