Monday, September 18, 2017 : Departure

 

Now it's for real, we're on our way to Louisiana!


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American Airlines Airbus A330

 

Wake-up at 5am, cab, public transport to Charles-de-Gaulle airport, American Airlines flight to Charlotte, NC, on time. Then a 2-hours stopover, and another flight to New Orleans, on time too. What a luck !

 

We take our rental car, a Dodge Journey, a relatively large minivan (they call it mid-seize, here ...) and drive to downtown New Orleans.

 

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Best Western French Quarter

 

Our hotel is a Best Western right in the middle of the city, across the street from Louis armstrong Park, just on the edge of the French Quarter. Sounds promising !

 

Once we are set in our room, we go out for a stroll in the French Quarter. Walking Bourbon Street up and down, we can't help notice its multitude of bars and restaurants. We settle for a convenient place in a patio, with a great jazz band.

 

This was a long day. Sort of worn out by jetlag, we go to bed kind of early.