The plane landed at Louis Armstrong International airport somewhere around 9:00 am and boy was I so happy to be getting off of that plane. Granted I was being a baby it was only like a five hour flight and compared to 24 hours flying into Malaysia or Europe really a piece of cake.
All of my pink luggage and my guitar had arrived safely I grabbed one of those luggage cart thingeys and headed straight for the taxi line. Hotel check in was technically at 3:00 pm in the afternoon but I had booked my reservation to start the previous night so I could just arrive in the morning and check in without a problem. For the one night I was staying at the O’Keeffe Plaza Hotel. in downtown New Orleans.
When I arrive the front lobby is being remodeled. There is no furniture and tiles on the floor are being torn up and replaced. There are about three work guys making a lot of ruckus and noise. There were no bellman, not sure why but I guess for only paying $115.00 for two nights I guess it was self-serve time. I got a rickety bell cart upon which to put all my luggage and the guitar and the laptop computer and made my way to the room which was simple and looked clean.
I set-up the laptop checked emails and called my mom to let her know that I had made it to the hotel. Then it was time for a short nap before I started exploring New Orleans.
After the nap the first thing on my priority list was to find an inexpensive bag of some sort that I could use for a carry on for the return flight home. I scored!! I found a very large black duffel bag on sale for $12.99 in some souvenir shop on Canal St. I was a happy camper.
I started exploring Canal st which goes all the way down to waterfront.
I almost did a dinner cruise on this riverboat but after spending a week on a boat opted not to.
I found myself at the Water Front Market Place in New Orleans. Here are some of the pictures that I took on that day. Enjoy!!!!