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.
NCL Norwegian Spirit: Western Caribbean (Costa Maya, Belize City, Roatan, Cozumel) 01/12
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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.
Anyway, that's really all I got. I've got hundreds of cruise pics.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!!!!!
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!