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HOLA NOLA

Discussion in 'Non Vegas Trip Reports' started by Hoofy7, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Hoofy7

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    My adventure begins flying out of the Tundra and heading to New Orleans for 5 fun filled days....(Then I turn back into a Mermaid and unfortunately don't have Daryl Hannah's legs for days while I'm human). My flight leaves Syracuse, NY at 6:25 AM on 9/27 with a connection at Reagan. I only have 35 minutes between landing and departure, so please let my first flight not be delayed. I have no contingency plans if that should happen to get to NOLA. I'm set to arrive at 10:20AM. I'm still trying to figure out how to get to my hotel from the airport. Uber is quoting me $35-$40 each way and to me, that's way overpriced. I'm playing it by ear if I can't find reasonably priced car service. Hoping I can find a non reservation shuttle service if not. Las Vegas sure spoils us. I always have a limo driver waiting with a cold drink to whisk me off to my hotel room that I don't have to pay for. This trip is completely on me and not on the house!

    I booked Le Meridien hotel as it is close to where some other board members are staying and very close to Harrahs casino. The room looks small but otherwise perfectly acceptable to sleep and shower. They have a small rooftop pool I can utilize to nurse any hangovers. They also offer a free Happy Hour with well reviewed cocktails and appetizers during the week. I believe you have to pay for your drinks at other times, but if anyone can talk a bartender into making me free drinks...it's me. Gotta hustle.

    Some friends are attending the 7 Stars event at Harrahs, and I decided to invite myself along and join the entourage. They graciously included me in dinner reservations and a trip to Biloxi on Thursday. We are eating at Besh Steakhouse on Wednesday night and Half Shell Oyster House early Thursday night while in Biloxi. We have tentative reservations at other places the rest of the trip. I'm sure we will play it by ear as everyone has given us some great recommendations! Too much good food to narrow it down really!

    My favorite slot machine is Tabasco Country Store video slot and since I'm in Louisiana, you would think there would be a few of those machines to play. My 2nd favorite is 3 Wheel Wonka. I also will be playing quite a bit of bartop VP. My bankroll is WAY WAY lower than I am use to taking on gambling trips. I close TODAY on my new house, so money is tight. I am going to have to play with restraint and budget conscious. Anyone that knows me knows I have zero self control so...the struggle is going to be REAL!

    I will "TRY" to update as often as possible and take lots of photos. No promises on how "live" this report will be as I'm always distracted by shiny things....LOL! Wish me luck as I certainly need it. Tell me to take a walk if I'm losing and of course tell me to cash out and put it in the safe! Can't promise I'll listen, but please tell me! ;) I'm going with a really fun group and it will be a lot of fun to watch them play high limit tables and I'm hoping to try to mimic their play at BJ, Baccarat, UTH, and craps...except on the poor people tables. Can't wait to arrive and say,"HOLA NOLA!"
     
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    I am completely overwhelmed with preparing for the BIG move. I don't know when I'll have time to pack. I may end up in the same clothes and flip flops for 5 days, if I don't get my shit together! ;)
     
  3. Kimsa70

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    You can do it!!!

    Looking forward to following along and seeing some big hits and handpays!

    Good luck and have fun!
     
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    Good luck @Hoofy7 ! Lookin forward to reading about big wins and the ever elusive golden ticket!
     
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    Thanks! I'd love to get that unicorn! Send some of your good luck mojo my way please!
     
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    The airport is a haul from the downtown area, so those prices actually look reasonable. I'm pretty sure the cabs there use zone pricing, so you may want to check with them just in case by some miracle they are competitive. Enjoy the trip, sounds like the kind of stress relief you need!
     
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    I did find shuttle service for $40 RT BUT they take over an hour to get me there.....lol Plus they want to pick me up like 3 hours before my return flight and that's just stupid! Lol
     
  8. SamIAm

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    I'm pretty sure NOLA has a "set" fare from the airport to hotel. Regulated by the City. Current rate is $36 I think. We took an Uber last year and the fare was $33 plus tip.
     
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    Booked car service from MSY to Le Meridien, with a promo code I found, which made it cheaper than a cab and Uber! One more thing checked off my list! I'll book return later on during trip.
     
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    Sounds like you have a bunch of fun things planned and I look forward to following along! You are overdue for a big winning trip so I will be sending lots of good luck juju your way!! Post lots of pics for us and have a great time
     
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    Hope you and the whole gang win big in NOLA! Have a great time and looking forward to your TR.
     
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    Good luck hoofy! Looking forward to following along!
     
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    good luck hoofy We will be in Vegas while the other group will be in NOLA. Both places are fun and have Great food and gambling.
     
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    Good luck and have a blast. (Insert something cliche in French here)
     
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    Good luck. .. you can always give blood at the "Blood Bank" to get more gambling money...lol.
     
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    Wishing you a great trip Hoofy! I'll try my best to make it to Fusion and have a key lime martini for you (or 2 hehe) Cheers!
     
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    Good Luck - since your BR is smaller maybe try to make a point to keeping up to date on doing this TR...the time and effort to post pics/answer q's etc will break up the day/session. (Not that I would listen to my own advice )
     
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    Have a great trip, can't wait to read all about it!
     
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    You got it...positive vibes heading your way! Hope you kill it so you can come out during my trip next month!
     
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