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New Orleans - Mardi Gras 2007

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A February 2007 trip to New Orleans by RoBoNC

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Quote: Join me for the biggest block party in the world. Also experience the culture and history of this great city.

New Orleans - Mardi Gras 2007

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Overview

St. Louis Cathedral Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans is a city known for its culture, cuisine, and history, but to most people the one thing that comes to mind is Mardi Gras. Although Mardi Gras did not originate in New Orleans, it is by far the most recognized in the world. It is two weeks of nonstop partying in the streets from morning till night leading up to Fat Tuesday. Although Mardi Gras brings many visitors every year to the area, the city has many other attractions that sometimes don’t get noticed. The French Quarter with its most famous street, Bourbon Street, is a must stop for any visitor. There are many shops and restaurants where you can experience the Cajun and Bayou cuisines as well as do a little souvenir shopping. Located n...Read More

Cajun Cabin

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Restaurant | "Patout's Cajun Cabin"

Cajun Cabin Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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While making our way through the crowds of party-goers enjoying Mardi Gras in this festive city, we became hungry and went in search for a place to eat. We didn’t have to walk long on Bourbon Street, before we found what we were looking for. The Cajun Cabin, located in the heart of the French Quarter, on Bourbon Street, looked like the ideal place to enjoy some great Cajun cuisine. The Cajun Cabin claims to be the only authentic Cajun restaurant in the French Quarter. The restaurant has an open air atmosphere that allowed us to eat dinner while at the same time enjoying watching the crowds move up and down Bourbon Street. The restaurant menu had a wide variety of choices to satisfy anyone’...Read More

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Cajun Cabin
501 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 529-4256

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park

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Attraction

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans is host to seven National Historic Sites within the confines of two National Historic Parks. Jean Lafitte National Historic Park consists of six different sites scattered around Southern Louisiana. The first site is the Acadian Cultural Center located in Lafayette. This site chronicles the origin, migration, and settlement of the Acadians, or more commonly known as the Cajuns. Here you can explore the many different displays and exhibits as well as take a ranger-guided boat tour down the Bayou Vermillion. For those who love food, try a visit to the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center located in Eunice. Satisfy your appetite with samples of Cajun gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and sauce piquant, jus...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 7, 2007

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park
419 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 589-3882

Hurricane Katrina Tour

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Story/Tip

Typical Home Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Katrina ravished the Gulf States, including the widespread flooding that nearly destroyed New Orleans, causing thousands of deaths, with many more people missing. Homes continue to remain vacant while many others are being demolished. Most of the businesses continue to stay close, except for major companies, while small businesses remain uncertain as to whether they will ever reopen. On a recent trip to New Orleans in February for Mardi Gras, it was evident that, although the city is still rebuilding, the spirit of the people is as strong as it ever was. The French Quarter, home to the biggest block party in the world, survived the wrath of Hur...Read More

Mardi Gras 2007

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Story/Tip

Mardi Gras Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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When most people think of New Orleans, Mardi Gras is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Although, Mardi Gras did not originate in New Orleans, it is by far the most recognized throughout the world. Hundreds of thousands converge on the city for two weeks of parades, partying, and an all around good time leading up to Fat Tuesday. For my first trip to New Orleans, I wanted it to be during the biggest block party in the world and Mardi Gras 2007 did not disappoint. If you are like me, I did not know anything about Mardi Gras except for what you see on the COPS show. Mardi Gras have its roots in the Roman Catholic religion. Mardi Gras begins on January 6, and goes until midnight on F...Read More