THANKSGIVING DAY in New Orleans found Patti and I resting from the 23-hour day of driving here from Cincinnati .. doing a little shopping (gasoline at the local Wal-Mart is $2.99 per gallon !) .. going into New Orleans proper .. and then watching all or parts of three NFL Football Games ..
New Orleans is pretty much defined by the part of the city known as The French Quarter .. so yesterday Patti and I spent several hours in the afternoon exploring .. slowly driving NOT walking .. the French Quarter .. driving East to West and North to South .. very methodically criss-crossing the French Quarter ..the streets are all one-way .. just enjoying the ambiance of this most unique section of New Orleans ..
We are staying South of New Orleans across the Mississippi River in the city of Harvey .. the drive into New Orleans from Harvey takes about fifteen minutes on an expressway .. and we exit onto Camp Street very close to both the French Quarter and the Super Dome where we will see the New Orleans Saints play the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday the 25th of November ..
In addition to our time in the French Quarter .. we carefully explored the Super Dome to find where we will park on Sunday .. and to just get familiar with the area around the Super Dome .. most of the parking .. it appears to me .. is under the Super Dome ..
Now (taa-daa !) to the most interesting thing that struck me as the two of us were exploring the French Quarter ..
Next February 3rd .. the NFL Super Bowl will be played here in New Orleans at the Super Dome ..
As we were slowly driving in the French Quarter .. we saw the following signs prominently posted along the streets . .
ARE YOU READY ..
RENT YOUR HOME FOR THE SUPER BOWL FOR UP TO $10,000 PER DAY ..
I mean I know New Orleans IS PRICEY .. but ten thousand dollars a day to rent your home .. c’mon ..