New Orleans

New Orleans

Hello Fellow Travelers! It’s Stephanie!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any travel adventures, wanted to share some stories about our trip to New Orleans Louisiana in April.

This was a “work” convention/play trip. We actually stayed at a Non-RCI hotel, much to my husband’s disappointment, the first thing he said was “oh we don’t have a kitchen” You’d be surprised how much money is saved just by making your owns b. He has been spoiled very quickly with our RCI Points accommodations over the past year now.

It was a nice Hotel, Le Pavillon, very old and very haunted (smile) its been known for sightings of a teenage girl in the lobby. We did not have the pleasure of meeting “Ana”. New Orleans is full of charm, and history, some good, a lot of bad. The atrocities that took place back in the day, are bone-chilling, that is why it is one of the most haunted cities in the United States. There are a lot of unsettled spirits apparently.

When we arrived in NOLA, we rented a car (big mistake) it was nearly $40 per night just to park the vehicle. They have a very good trolley system that can take you just about anywhere in the city for $1.25 for a 24 hour pass. Any excursions can be scheduled with hotel pick up. So if any of you plan a trip to NOLA, do not rent a car.

One quick story Id like to share while on our trip, we went on a guided ghost tour through the French Quarter with a group of approx 10 people. Everyone gathers around (at night of course) to hear Ghastly stories of the history in that area, stories of torture, murder, vampires, voodoo etc. The tour guide is very well versed and knowledgeable of the history and he really draws you into feeling like you are there.

During one of these intense hair-raising stories, I saw in the corner of my eye, a black floating “something” coming towards us, it was moving quickly, I wasn’t sure if it was a black cat or what.

Soon it was wrapped around my leg, with me screaming and almost falling over, terrifying all the other guests on the tour, only to discover it was a …. black plastic bag! Well if that didn’t get everyone’s heart pounding. I should have been paid as an “extra”.

Well besides the ghost tour, we went on a crocodile tour, and plantation tour, also they have a wonderful world war II museum and of course donated to Harrahs Casino. there is much fun to be had in New Orleans. Maybe put it on your bucket list! I highly recommend it!

Oh and yes there are RCI affiliated hotels in NOLA. Here is a quote I came across “Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money ever will be. simplereminders.com

Stay tuned for a new adventure in September 2017. My good friend and I are going to Point Arena Ca on RCI Points  (see my previous blog on my first visit to that RCI Points resort).

Fun stories to share for sure! (just imagine the two of us on electric scooters after having a few sangria’s) Pictures to come!

Cheers!

Stephanie

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