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Old January 11th, 2012, 03:00 PM
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1. Carnival Conquest and the bridge.

2. You would think I would have used the track.

3. Drinking beers by the pool waiting for us to leave, but it was delayed!

4. Tivoli pool.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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Anyway, that's really all I got. I've got hundreds of cruise pics.

New Orleans was a lot of fun. I can't imagine there being another city quite like it. They have their own cuisine, music, architecture, dialect, and just their own way of life. They were great hosts and provided a great experience. We wish we would have had more time because 4 nights wasn't enough. I guess we'll just have to go back!
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Old January 11th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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The gut bombs are Lucky Dogs and they are great after a night of drinking.
http://www.luckydogs.us/


And Hubig's are great, too!
http://www.hubigs.com/

Great review so far!
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Old January 11th, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Really enjoyed your story!!
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I loved reading your review of New Orleans! I am a local and I have to say you did it right!! LOL! I was glad to hear you took advantage of the easy serve Hurricane at Pat O's! You can't leave New Orleans without an authentic Hurricane from Pat O's. I loved the fact that you got the pronunciation of Praw-leens and not Pray-leens! A+ on your Cajun Dialect ! Sorry to hear you didn't get a chance to see any Gators. But, yep, those little buggers go down around the end of October. I got an up-close and personal in my very own backyard!

Happy to hear you enjoyed our unique city and all that we hold dear! Who Dat!
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Thanks for the great review... we are going back there again at the end of the month. We only get to spend a short time once again but we hope to make the best of it.

Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun I am going to try to see if we can take in some of these sights as well. The bars sound like a ton of fun I love live music but we wont be able to partake maybe one day I will have the heart to leave the kiddos at home.
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Thanks to everybody who responded!

Yep, it ranks up there as one of the greatest times in my life, especially for a vacation.
"We" didn't have to drive any where.
The Sheraton was a fabulous location.
Bourbon St was a lot of fun.
Every street was cool and just different
We didn't just stick to the French Quarter.
I felt like we did ourselves justice by experiencing what Frenchmen St, the Garden District and the swamps had to offer. Even though we really didn't do that much in the Garden District.
We ate a lot of different cuisine that was really tastey for us.

I really want to go back sooner than later. I've been building New Orleans up to my sister and friends. Unfortunately, I have my eyes set on other big American cities I've never visited with: Boston and Miami leading the way!





With that said, I have a few questions...

What was up with the streetcar's lights going off every other block?
What's with those Daquiri businesses? You can get an alcoholic drink to go through a drive-thru?
Are there really laws against modernizing buildings in the FQ?
Are you supposed to haggle with the fortune tellers?
There seemed to be just a lot of people every where, was it just the season we were there? Is there ever a slow season?
Why do you guys think gaming hasn't caught fire in the bar scenes the way it has in Nevada? In NOLA, if you want to gamble at a bar, it's off in the corner or away from the bar. There aren't machines built into the bar counters.
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Thanks to everybody who responded!



With that said, I have a few questions...

What was up with the streetcar's lights going off every other block? It has something to do with the electricity on the cable line above the streetcar, however, I think I may have failed that electrical class...LOL!
What's with those Daquiri businesses? You can get an alcoholic drink to go through a drive-thru? Ahhhhh the drive-thru Daiquiri...only in Louisiana! Of course, they tape the straw to the top of the container and if you are stopped by law enforcement and the straw is IN the cup, it is considered an open container and you will be ticketed.
Are there really laws against modernizing buildings in the FQ? I know there are laws against modernizing but I think it depends on what the "modernization entails. It definitely has to go to some sort of historical restoration committee of some sort before anything can be done especially to some of the older, historical buildings that are in the registry.
Are you supposed to haggle with the fortune tellers? I'm sure you can haggle with anyone you want to...LOL! Just pick and choose wisely...LOL!
There seemed to be just a lot of people every where, was it just the season we were there? Is there ever a slow season? The Quarter is usually a very happening place! If you would go there when there is any kind of special event, you would think it was empty while you there! It gets WILD!
Why do you guys think gaming hasn't caught fire in the bar scenes the way it has in Nevada? In NOLA, if you want to gamble at a bar, it's off in the corner or away from the bar. There aren't machines built into the bar counters.
Video Poker is the only gaming that is allowed in the state of Louisiana that is not within a "licensed casino". Some parishes do not allow Video Poker gaming. There are all kinds of restrictions as far as this type of gambling is concerned. I'm not sure about all the rules. However, the State of Louisiana does have gaming, as in casinos, but this also has special rules. It has to be in the water...like on a boat. I'm not sure how Harrah's was able to open a land-based casino in New Orleans but I know there was a LOT of hooplah over that happening...but it did. The only other land-based casinos in the state are Indian casinos that can only be on reservations.
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All good answers.

Any changes to a building in the French Quarter that are visable from the street must be approved by the Vieus Carre Commission, and must be consistant with historical appearance. That includes paint, shutters, fans, gaslights, roofs, etc. They use archives to make comparisons, and are verystrict in enforcement.
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review and looking at your pictures. THanks for sharing!
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I second that! It makes me eager to go back.

As for the hand grenade thing tho, I am absolutely agog at what all you were able to drink in addition to it! 1 & 1/2 did us in last April.
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Great review...really enjoyed your experiences!
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Thanks, loved the detailed review. You gave me many good ideas for our pre-cruise in NO.
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Cris, I can't remember when I have read a more entertaining review of New Orleans. I went to Medical School there and lived there as a youngster. You certainly know how to party and I think you were down with where Partying is all about. You will now have to be there for Mardi Gras. Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice report. I love the report on the drinking since you took me back to my days in Med School. I lived in the French Quarter since I could walk to school. Studied most of the time then, but a big night was to drink beer and eat raw oysters. Many other places besides Acme, but there's are good too.
BTW --there is suppose to be a piece of crab leg in the gumbo.
Thanks for your report.
I know you had a good cruise, because you know how to party. Keep going since one day you can look back and say. I had a good time.
BTW, I love Reno. Those blackjack dealers didn't believe us when we told them we ate crawfish. They thought crawfish was used for bait.
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Loved your review. We have a overnight stay before our Feb 17, 2013 cruise. Great info.

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Anyway, that's really all I got. I've got hundreds of cruise pics.

New Orleans was a lot of fun. I can't imagine there being another city quite like it. They have their own cuisine, music, architecture, dialect, and just their own way of life. They were great hosts and provided a great experience. We wish we would have had more time because 4 nights wasn't enough. I guess we'll just have to go back!
Wow! thanks so much for such a good review of the Crescent City. We are going next Friday and I've never been before. We've already got our tour of the swamp booked with Cajun Encounters so reading your review and seeing the pictures was really great. thanks so much!!! I can't wait!!!!!
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Loved reading your review!

Thanks for sharing the good AND the bad. I was a fan of how if an experience was bad, you didn't put blame, just shrugged and chalked it up to experience- great attitude!

We would so party with you on a ship! Can't wait to go to NOLA in November!
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