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    "the road trip" Jan 17-18-19

    Paul and I are the least spontaneous people that we know.
    Last Wednesday night I said to him if we do not get out of this house for a couple of days,
    the headline will read "and then she turned the gun on herself."

    So we got Lily settled in at the kennel on Saturday afternoon and we hit I75 at 6 am. When we got to the exit of I-10, we had a decision to make...continue north into Georgia or east towards Jacksonville or west towards Tallahasse, Pensacola, Mobile etc. We chose west.
    Numerous bathroom and walking and stretching breaks and gas breaks. At 4 pm we checked into a Hyatt in New Orleans. After a 2 hr power nap we made our way to a bar, had a po boy sandwich and a drink and watched the football game. We cheered silently to ourselves as the Bucs (tom Brady ) won.
    Today, we went to Jackson Sq, walked around the French Quarter, had beignets at Cafe DuMond and then a carriage ride around the French Quarter.
    Bought myself a little "voodoo doll".....so do not tick me off

    Then back in the car heading east......to Biloxi just in time for dinner at the Beau Rivage (seafood gumbo and crab cakes) and a few hours in their casino.
    If you are ever in Biloxi Mississippi, the BeauRivage is really lovely.
    The beach is pretty magnificent too. We will probably come back in the Spring for a few days here in Biloxi and maybe a few days at Panama Beach.

    We are spending the night in a lovely suite on the 16th floor.

    In 6 hrs............back in the car for the 7+ hr ride home.

    I think the mileage so far is 720 from Lakeland to NO to Biloxi.

    And it was cold in NO and Biloxi too.

    Looking very forward to noontime on Wednesday and our vaccinations on Thursday.

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    Love the Beau! I have stayed there on a business trip before and usually visit whenever I'm in the area. Safe ride home!

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    Nice trip! New Orleans and Biloxi have been on my bucket list for ages. Do any gambling?

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    Good for you! NO is such fun....love the beignets at Cafe DuMond! Safe travels home!
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    Not much. Came home up about $100 between us. We gambled for 2 hrs last night.

    We will come again by jet.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pegmeister View Post
    Nice trip! New Orleans and Biloxi have been on my bucket list for ages. Do any gambling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Not much. Came home up about $100 between us. We gambled for 2 hrs last night.

    We will come again by jet.
    I was looking at air after seeing your post. From Boston there are no nonstops to Gulfport airport (sigh). Tom will only fly nonstop and I don’t want to drive from New Orleans. So, I was looking at Mohegan Sun in CT. We’ve never been and we’re trying to plan something for after we’re vaccinated (whenever that may be). Then looking at the Mohegan website they have a statement asking anyone over 65 or high risk to visit at a later date!

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    Love it! Everyone needs a little break right now. If we don't get to go away in June I too may lose it!!!!
    June 8th - can't get here quick enough!








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    NO is a fun place. We have been there twice-once Stu had a "conference" there when the kids were young and we had a great time-before Katrina. We went back alone in 2013 and did the stuff we could not with the kids-fine dining, a few bars-love the Carousel Bar because of it unquiness. I love the beautiful houses in the Garden District and riding the trolleys. I am glad you had a chance to see go!

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    What a great adventure!! NO is on my bucket list too. Enjoy!!
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    New Orleans is certainly a fun place. During my Air Force days, while stationed in Biloxi (before they got the gambling ) we would head to NO pretty much every weekend. 100 miles along route 66. Sounds like you had a great trip.
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