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Vegas minus 4, Shells, Shoes, Shows and SouthWest..Part 2, or.. N'Oleans -1, MrsDRP's turn

Discussion in 'Non Vegas Trip Reports' started by DRPinVa, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. DRPinVa

    DRPinVa As always, inspired by MrsDRPinVa
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    So if you followed my "Vegas minus 4, Shells, Shoes, Shows and SouthWest" TR back in May, you may recall that Vegas in May was 'my trip', New Orleans in June is MrsDRP's trip....tit for tat, you know...A few of you suggested that you would like to see a TR for this trip as well, so...here goes..at least, here goes the start of a TR, not sure if the NO environment will be amenable to a TR - we have a tendency to drink and dance and make a bit more fools of ourselves in NO than we do in Vegas....Anyway...

    Hopes / Itinerary:
    Snag another decent seat line up position for our second Southwest trip..the last one worked out very well.

    Staying at Harrah's just outside the fringes of the French Quarter, partially comped, with hopes of a full comp on the back end...


    Get a beignet at Cafe du Monde this trip...previous trips we've skipped it just cause the darn lines were so long... this trip, promise to suffer the wait... (it's just a funny named piece of bread after all :D;) )

    My first ever trip to Harrah's NOLA, I had 2 monster craps rolls on consecutive days - 55 minutes, then about an hour and 15 mins... Never happened since - try and recreate at least one more of those...

    MrsDRP hit a hand pay ....she's yet to have one....

    Accompany MrsDRP to lots and lots of bars and bands.... Drink quite a bit more than we should...Dance with MrsDRP when no other options are available.

    Obligatory carriage ride on Sunday morning, including the always haunting cemetery tour.

    Attend the "New Orleans Pride" parade on Saturday night... We stumbled upon a similar parade over Easter a few years ago, and it was a blast.

    More bars and music.... and dancing when necessary

    Try to find food that MrsDRP will eat... She loves NOLA, but not the food so much..

    Watch the Belmont Stakes

    Visit the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchman Street.

    Try to remember to post a few times on this TR

    More craps

    ......In reality, we'll probably gamble a bit, go to a lot of bars, and go to the parade... About a 10% chance of any of the rest... :D:D

    So the first win of the trip earlier today as I prepped for our *second* Southwest trip... Our flight is at Noon, so I had to defer my lunch so I could dutifully sit in front of my computers and keep clicking on the Check In button exactly 24 hours ahead.... Paid off, plus I may have lost a pound by deferring eating....

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    Score!!!!!!!!!!! Just like we need the Golden Knights to do as I write this ... (currently 4-3 Caps)...

    Which was followed when I arrived home by the first "Oh Shit" of the trip...when I repeatedly attempted to open our el-cheapo home safe to get out our NOLA Harrah's bank rol,l and all the safe gave me was the finger.....

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    After an anxious 45 minutes of frantic searching, I finally found the 'emergency' key... Would have been a drag to go to Harrah's NOLA with no bankroll... bankroll intact....(note to self - change the batteries every few years or so)

    Packing is complete, and as with our May Vegas trip, my lucky tokens will be accompanying me to the craps tables once again, since they worked so well last month :(:( (for those of you who didn't read the previous TR, there's a bit of sarcasm intended)

    Gold dollar, lucky Vegas found heads up penny, PBR 10 of spades cap, really cool orange seashell...
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    I'm feeling a 2 hour craps roll in my future...sure glad I'm not superstitious.....

    So we begin our journey at 7:30 AM when we drop off this one at Doggie Camp...
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    Yes, she's already spotted the suitcases, thus the excitement...... Not!.....And then the 2+ hour drive to Raleigh, with an arrival in NOLA at 1PM.......

    Until then............... Go Golden Knights!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. VegasChic

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    Have a great time, the trip line up sounds amazing! That must have been an incredibly anxious 45 minutes trying to get that safe open, that for SURE was the first win of the trip and hope to see many more!

    By now you probably saw Washington take the cup....booo....there's always next year but no doubt Vegas kept it exciting for their first year!

    Safe travels and hope to see lots of pics, enjoy every minute!
     
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  3. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph I think I'm addicted to Vegas...
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    Good score on the "A" boarding, yea!!
    Of course you have to bring the lucky orange seashell, and a few more lucky pieces can't hurt either!

    Your itinerary sounds great, too! Hopefully the Mrs finds some meals that she is happy with, and enjoy those beignets!

    And as always, best of luck!!!!!
     
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  4. jonnyvegas

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    I will be following along to learn more about NOLA. It was our second option before we decided to see the Eagles in Nashville later this year.

    I hope your wife gets that handpay. Maybe she should hold your orange shell.
     
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  5. DRPinVa

    DRPinVa As always, inspired by MrsDRPinVa
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    [QUOTE="jonnyvegas, post: 166356, member: 213"
    I hope your wife gets that handpay. Maybe she should hold your orange shell.[/QUOTE]

    Now Jonny.... there ARE limits to what a husband is willing to give up
     
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  6. DRPinVa

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    Of course... it's only 10:30, our flight is at noon... but so far.... it's on - time....[​IMG]

    The trip officially begins.....[​IMG]
     
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  7. DRPinVa

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    This one's for @jonnyvegas....

    MrsDRP all set with her Super Bowl digs on...
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  8. DRPinVa

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    Nuttin like some airport bar food.... fried green tomatoes w pimento cheese.... yum!!![​IMG]
     
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  9. DRPinVa

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    Wait.... $15 for a bloody Mary, $10 for a Blue Moon..... Are we in Vegas????

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  10. jonnyvegas

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    I will take that over shoe porn any day. Way to represent down in the Big Easy!
     
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    HMS Host pricing strategy....."You're a captive audience, and we know it!"

    I'll be following along, Doc......Never been to NOLA, and it's on the bucket list!
     
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    Good luck and have a great time! Love NOLA but the lines at Cafe Du Monde
    If you want to try and don’t want to wait in line, you can try the one in the outlet mall, little to no wait and tastes the same IMHO.
     
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    Check out the Table D'hote dinner at Muriel's Jackson Square. 3 courses for $43 Your wife might like their amazing pork chop if she doesn't like Cajun/Creole that much. Really good food and great atmosphere.

    http://muriels.com/portfolio/dinner/
     
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    Row 7..... aisle, aisle..... win!!!.... Now if the other plane would just leave our gate area, we could park and get this part started[​IMG]
     
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    Great suggestion! Wife said her duck at Muriel’s was one of the best she’s ever had.
     
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  16. DRPinVa

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    We have arrived!!!
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    Thanks for the suggestion Suekel!!!

    Our Lyft driver just informed us that it's not only Pride parade weekend, it's also Naked Bike Run weekend... not exactly sure what to think about that one.... Mrs DRP forgot to bring her bike
    [​IMG]
     
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    NickPappageorgio ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes?
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    Lessez les bon temps rouler!!!
     
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    Yes.....I had to look it up!
     
  19. DRPinVa

    DRPinVa As always, inspired by MrsDRPinVa
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    Now Nick.... both MrsDRP and i work for a French owned company... i'm guessing that means... "let the good times roll"??!!

    Decent room... a little small...but clean and a good sized bathroom with shower and oversized tub.... and a fantastic view of.... the Loews hotel next door[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    MrsDRP says "lets hit the casino for a bit"... who am i to argue???
     
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  20. jonnyvegas

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    When in Rome....
     
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