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New Orleans On $70/Day, All Inclusive-- Seriously

New Orleans On $70/Day, All Inclusive-- Seriously

Old Apr 21st, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Remember what the title was, though. I also stated that you could add dollars to that for restaurant dining...

Also-- I have no association with RCI.
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 09:48 AM
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I stopped reading the OP and didn't bother reading the responses when I got to the word "crockpot". In my book anyone who goes to the culinary capital of the South and takes a crockpot to cook in is a crackpot!
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 12:38 PM
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I've figured out that Fodor's is the place where EVERYTHING is controversial.

No matter what one posts about, here, there are cranky people with crappy lives who are ready to pounce.

This place sucks-- and I'm gone.

See you around, jerks.
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 12:41 PM
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This sounds familiar....
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Old Apr 21st, 2012, 01:32 PM
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I find your post mean-spirited, Neopatrick.....labeling someone as a "crackpot" and your sentiment reeks of culinary snobbism and close-mindedness. Way to go to chase away interesting newer posters. I found the OP's post of great entertainment and humorous value. Sure, NO is a culinary destination and those who can spend more can indulge in what it has to offer in that sense. Those who have a limited budget can see this as one way to do the town on a low budget while forgoing retail culinary establishments. Different strokes for different folks and I see no reason to use the term "crackpot".....frankly, I find that offensive.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:27 AM
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Oh good grief, Neo. You are kidding. Right? Please tell me you are kidding.

A lot of us enjoyed the thread. It was fun. It offered a different approach to seeing NOLA. Different strokes for different folks. "New Orleans On $70/Day, All Inclusive-- Seriously" was enjoyed by many. Why do you have to be such a Debbie Downer and call the OP a "crackpot"? Seriously. One of your low moments on this board. Sure NOLA is a place for foodies - and has great restaurants. I've eaten at a large percentage of them while on expense account. But I can promise you I've enjoyed NOLA JUST as much when on a tight budget. Personally, I think you deserve this new poster an apology. I've enjoyed her posts since she's found Fodors. Don't run off a breath of fresh air. The air has been very stale around here.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Obviously I was trying to make a joke (for those without any sense of humor and missed what I thought was an obvious relation between crockpot and crackpot), but I was slightly serious. Yes, I realize some are on extreme budgets and can't really sample the great restaurants of NO. But I'd still advise them to go to a mom and pop place and get some cheap local food or even a local grocery and pick up some simple local fixin's, before cooking an all day meal in a crockpot in a hotel room. Sorry, if I offended all those who travel to cook full meals in their hotel rooms, but taking a crockpot on vacation? Really? (using such appliances is usually totally against the rules of motels by the way and the smells of cooking an all day meal in a crockpot is sure to attract attention.) What's next -- a pressure cooker or perhaps a Weber Grill to cook in the hotel parking lot?
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Neo. Pay attention. She's not using a crockpot in a hotel
/motel room
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Pay attention? As I said, I stopped reading during the first post, but it clearly mentioned finding a place to stay for around $30 -- AND taking a crockpot. I'll stand by my opinion of people who take crockpots with them on a vacation to New Orleans. You are all free to have whatever opinion you want of people who don't take them. That's how a message board works.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Calling people names ESPECIALLY when you haven't read the thread is very very rude. I've known you for years on this board and you are a better man than that
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 02:17 PM
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starrs, I would have been here sooner but I had to find a ladder to help you get down from your high horse. Hopefully someone got you off and you're feeling better now.

NeoPatrick: Thanks for your gentle joke. I found it cute.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Not much to say to that bowsprit - so I won't
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Oh, starrs, what is your problem all of a sudden? Surely no one really could be offended by the mention of "anyone who takes a crockpot to New Orleans is a crackpot". Really? Are we that sensitive here?

Surely anyone who travels the way the OP suggested, has to have some sense of humor and know that what they do is NOT the norm for most travelers.

By the way, I refrained from any obvious comments about taking bicycles with you on vacation -- something that may work if you happen to have a vehicle to transport them, but obviously not a money saver if you have to take them on a plane. Clearly this post was not meant for MOST travelers, so why the offense at pointing that out? Nor did I mention the likelihood of actually scoring a time share for $30 -- unless you are open in advance to traveling whenever such a rare occurrence might be availabale. Such things are a wonderful bonus, but hardly a logical way to plan a vacation.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 04:16 PM
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I agree with the OP and ncounty. I voiced an opinion. Take it for what it's worth.

I don't see much of a difference between choosing a time share near NOLA or a condo in Hawaii or an apartment in NYC. Most people choose those options because 1) they are usually less expensive and 2) they have a kitchen and that allows people to 3) save money by not eating all the meals out at a restaurant. I was at the mountain cabin yesterday and put Clifton's recipe in the crockpot in the morning and it was great to have dinner ready after a long day being out and about in the mountains. A valid choice. The OP didn't get the humor in your attempt at a joke (your words) and voiced her opinion. ncounty agreed with her. I agreed with her. Others may or may not. This was a light hearted amusing thread that many enjoyed before it went south (no pun intended) with the crackpot "joke". Maybe it will continue on in good humor and spirit. Maybe not. Time will tell. In any case, I'll repeat that I hope the OP will stick around. I voiced my opinion because I think she's a good addition to this board.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 05:33 PM
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I'm with starrs. I don't usually visit the US board, but since I'm about to leave on my first long US trip in forever, I've been taking a look every so often.

I thought the OP was both fun and useful - so much so I immediately emailed the link to friends who might know someone with a time share. Thanks, chellepadraigin!

Not every one travels the same way, or even the same way at different stages in their life. When I had four step-kids, we used to rent a cottage for a week, and almost all meals were "in". Now I'm traveling solo I mostly stay in B&Bs, guesthouses, small hotels and eat "out". But at the end of my last trip I lucked into an adorable little apartment in Budapest and was happy to eat "in". I'd love to be able to afford to eat lots of meals at high-end restaurants, but I wouldn't get to travel so much if I did. (And I might need a whole new wardrobe.)

And NeoP, just because crockpot-crackpot is wordplay doesn't make it funny. Just cruel. BTW, where's your Russian TR?
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 06:29 PM
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He did say crack pot, not crack Head, for crying out loud. Lighten up folks.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2012, 07:45 PM
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This is why I don't write trip reports.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 03:41 AM
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That was a great report and done like a local would do it. All the naysayers that chased this chelle off need to get off this forum. We don't want you in nola anyway. Happy jazz fest.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 05:12 AM
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Very nice! lol.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Does anyone know about the Mardi Gras Manor I in NO. I got an exchange through RCI for June 2013-yes I plan way ahead. And I love timeshares-been an owner for over 25years-great to have cooking facilities. This was a fun blog to read
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