We finalized lodging and plane reserv. yesterday for a 6 night Nola stay in Mar., following a 3 day reunion in Slidell of my husband and 3 old Air Force buddies who haven't all been together since 1975.....also in Nola.
When we very recently decided to extend our stay to include a week in the city, where we haven't been since Jazz Fest many years ago (despite visits to friends in Metaire & Slidell) I hadn't realized how difficult lodging would be with so many places either booked or well beyond our $200 pr. night budget. Even after scouring the VRBO's for availability I only had one reply from the numerous properties I emailed, which I immediately took, despite having to settle for 6 nights rather than 7 so now the real fun of planning begins.
The list already requires 6 mos., not 6 days; Tipitina, Snug Harbor (where we partied the nights away years ago, after long days at the Fairgrounds....much younger then) walking, Spotted Cat, Rock n' Bowl, as much oysters, shrimp, po boys as we can consume without exploding, more walking, Pimms Cup, Sidecar, beignets, breakfasts at Brenans, oysters in brie & lemon box cake at Clancy's, lunch at Commanders Palace, carriage ride, Jackson Square, walking, Garden District Tour (where we're staying) St. Charles streetcar, ferry to Algiers Point, walking, riverfront, French Market......how many miles will it take to work off 6 meals a day?
So much music, food, architecture, interesting people and great fun....
So little time.
If I stay off TA my list won't continue to grow, but all the suggestions and reports here are addictive.
"Laissez les bon temps rouler"