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Re: New Orleans


Date: Tue Mar 01 2005 - 18:22:08 PST

Oooh! I am jealous! I love N'Awlins!
Here's what I loved about NOLA...
*Bourbon Street (fun, fun, fun) especially Bourbon Street Blues Company
*Antiques galore on Magazine Street. You can take the St. Charles streetcar
into the Garden District..the homes and landscaping are amazing. It's a fun
*Do not miss the Aquarium of the Americas! It's one of America's top 5
aquariums. A must see!
*St.Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square is the country's oldest active
cathedral and is beautiful just to visit. I went inside for a peek while hubby was
sleeping and was enthralled with the sheer beauty of it.
*George Rodrigue (Blue Dog) has his gallery there. ( I love dogs!)
*The French shops, food and music.
*Beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde (De-lish!)You can take them to Jackson
Park and enjoy the view.
*Gumbo Shop had yummy Creole cuisine.
*Acme Oyster House had wonderful food.
*Yummy shrimp and oyster po-boys at Johnny's Po-Boy
*Lucky Dogs are a New Orleans tradition. They are hot dog carts around the
area and I am not a hot dog fan but these were tasty!
*Community Flea market (I bought a bunch of masks here. Stay away from the
tourist specialty stores. they cost more)
*Harrah's casino (If you enjoy a bit of gambling)
If you plan to eat at one of Emeril Lagasse's restaurant you should make
reservations now. (yeah, it sounds crazy but is true)
Foe fine dining, Arnaud's and Commander's Palace re supposed to be
excellent.(I didn't eat here though)
 Also, because of the water table level being so high, New Orleans have
above ground cemeteries (cities of the dead) which you can visit (they actually
have tours) and planatation/swamp tours. We didn't have enough time to venture
out of New Orleans. there is soooo much to see.
You will have a blast! Have fun!
Take care,
Carolyn in MA