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Tribute to the USA South: Savouring A Land of Charm, Grace and Warmth: My Overland Trip From Montreal-New Orleans

Tribute to the USA South: Savouring A Land of Charm, Grace and Warmth: My Overland Trip From Montreal-New Orleans

Jan 12th, 2007, 08:57 PM
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I remember from your earlier posts that you were planning to visit New Orleans. I'm glad you finally persuaded your friend.

Everything in your trip report sounds so wonderful. It seems as if you found everything that you were looking for: history, culture, Southern Hospitality, warm weather, and good food.

My only question is whether or not you managed to visit the plantations. I remember that several people had recommended them to you when you were originally asking about taking a trip to New Orleans.

In any case, even if you didn't make it to the plantations, that's okay, because now you have a reason to visit again!
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Jan 13th, 2007, 06:36 AM
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Hi bkluvsnola,

There were only two days we were there that the most reasonably-priced Oak Alley Plantation Tours (GrayLine) were offered: Fri Dec. 29 and Sat. Dec. 30. On the 29th, both of us were too excited about the idea of exploring New Orleans proper to think about doing an excursion yet. I discussed with my friend about the 30th; however, since heavy rainshowers were predicted, we thought it unwise and ended up exploring the homes of the Garden District, Magazine Street and Audubon Park area that cloudy morning instead(heavy rain in afternoon).

I was certainly thankful for all the plantation advice though, which was indeed a heavily weighed option; had the weather been nice on the 30th, we would almost certainly have gone. As you say, an excuse to visit again!

Thanks again! DAN
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Jan 25th, 2007, 09:54 AM
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Great report, Dan. So where were you for New Year's, in Nawlins or on your way back? Did you ever get to the Columns for a drink?
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Jan 25th, 2007, 04:32 PM
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Thanks McLaurie.

We were in New Orleans on New Year's Eve, eating at Adolfo's in the Faubourg Marigny that night. We intended to last until midnight (wanted to see fireworks at Jackson Square) but pooped out at 11pm instead (you know you're getting older when...).

I thought about Columns a few times, but the day I thought to go, there was a heavy rainstorm. Another trip!

Thanks again for all your help pre-trip!
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Jan 26th, 2007, 05:08 AM
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Oh I LOVE having drinks on the porch of the Columns! One of our favorite places to go each summer.
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