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Old 01-27-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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Hey folks...well my dire depression of not being able to travel this year might have just been lifted...I think I am going to go to Dallas and New Orleans the 2nd week of March. Now I have family in Dallas so a bed is not a drama, but if any one is from DAllas or Texas for that matter, can you give me some ideas on what I can do while I am there...cool stuff....it doesnt have to be in Dallas, even If i have to drive is no drama.

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New Orleans....

I have wanted to go here for ages, now I think I might just, I will drive from dallas on March 8 or so and stay a couple of days. Anyone have any reviews on Cheap Beds in the New Orleans area? Hostel, Hotel what ever...I will prob be booking my stay though the Travelpunk site, but ANY reviews would be great pls!

And I want to have some kick ass food while I am there, so any dining estblishments that you can recommened PLEASE tell me....I have always wanted to eat a platter of crawfish like in the movies...

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dude! why haven't i seen this post sooner? i live in dallas/ft.worth (arlington) and i'm from louisiana (LOVE new orleans). there is a pretty nice, cheap place to stay in n.o. called the pink house or something. scarlottedorian stayed there a while back and i think she'd highly recommend it, although i've never stayed there. i have family in baton rouge so it was never a problem to find a place to stay. actually, we did stay in a hotel one freaking block from jackson square but the only reason we could afford it was because we had four people in one little room. gee, that was fun, but not as fun as sleeping, drunk, in a car at a rest stop just outside new orleans. ahhhh.... memories. anyway, that would be awesome if we could meet up for drinks or whatever when you're in dallas. voyd lives in waco, but he's the only one i know of who's close. and i'll tell you what i told omisan when he went to n.o.-- eat at the napolean house. i still have dreams about their cheese platter...
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Ya, I think gd is faar more familiar with DFW than me - I know they have some nice clubbing/bar districts, museums, shopping, parks and campuses - but I haven't really been there that much. It's really spread out. I periodically go up to a Taijiquan class or visit some friends, but that's about it.

And not sure what all you're into - but if you like paleontology there's Glen Rose dinosaur track park about 80 miles SW of DFW. That's actually pretty famous nationally, although I haven't been there myself yet.

Well, if you guys try to set up some meet-up, I might be able to drive up depending on when exactly it is... Also, I can give you some more tips on Austin, if you intend on passing through there. Anyways, come on down and welcome to the Dirty Souf, yo!

Woa, I just noticed today is my 2-year anniversary here! Wow, time suure flies!
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There are just too many great places to eat in N.O. to mention them all. Cafe du Mond is a must for me when I go. If you have a chance on your way stop in Lafayette and eat at Randal's (get you some aligator) - YUM!

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Ok, I may be up in Dallas in 2 weeks - and it's been awhile.

Where's the best watering holes? In Deep Ellum or Lower Greenville, etc? Good place for sake? Or after-dinner wine? And I seem to recall West End is more for daytime activities?

And are there any affordable hotels downtown in the middle of all this action?
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