Impressions of New Orleans

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It was definitely a whirlwind tour, having allocated a single day to explore New Orleans. As a stated earlier, we stayed at French Quarter RV Resort, just steps from the French Quarter. Yes, it is VERY pricie, but it’s all about location, baby! It worked out very well for us all in all, except for the actual site itself. The resort is located just off of and below I 10. Believe it or not, smack dab in the middle of the resort is a huge billboard piling! Yes, our site was right next to this, and caused two things to happen: of course, our satellite dish went straight into the billboard, so no television for us ( but we did find out that the antenna works just fine for local channels). The other thing, everyone knows that birds hang out around billboards, and everyone knows what birds drop (so to speak)…..yes our vehicles were bombed! So, if you do decide to splurge and stay here, DO NOT take site 47 :-).

After seeing how insanely crowded the French Quarter was in the late afternoon, we decided our best course of action would be to wander down that way fairly early in the morning. That would beat the heat of midday as well. Armed with a self walking tour guide that I printed out, off we went right after breakfast.

So many of the buildings have back history to them, I won’t list them all here. As you wander down the streets, you have to look for the bronze plaques posted on the sides of buildings, detailing the history of the different buildings. 
It was interesting to note the eccentricities as we passed down the narrow streets; this was a light fixture over the entrance to a parking garage, of all things!