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    I collect shot glasses & my husband collects golf balls, so that's what we ended up with as souveniers for ourselves. I also got a magnet for the refrigerator. I've been trying to only bring things into my house lately that will have a specific use, so I didn't get a Mardi Gras mask.

    We didn't end up going to Marie Laveaux, but we went in several voodoo shops. It's wild how much stuff they have specifically for voodoo down there.

    There are SO many things that we didn't end up doing. But, with crappy weather and only staying 2 nights & 3 days (2 of which are travel days), there's not much you can do. I just hope Paul is up for revisiting NO some time in the future. I told him he'd see boobs on Bourbon Street & he only saw one set from a lady my mom's age, so I'm not sure if he'll want to go back. Just kidding. But, it definitely wasn't wild on Bourbon Street like I thought it always was. I think I would want to go back in the first 3 months of a year.
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    I started a thread about Jazz Fest in New Orleans and PhoneGrrl sent me to this thread. Reading this, despite it being pre-Katrina is very enlightening on places to eat, sites to see etc. I was curious though, for all of you that have visited Louisiana, have yall been on any plantation tours in southeast Louisiana? Besides Jazz Fest, I am thinking about staying down there a few extra days and visiting Baton Rouge and touring some plantations. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    I am thinking about staying down there a few extra days and visiting Baton Rouge and touring some plantations. Does anyone have any recommendations?
    You may want to check out http://www.batonrougetour.com/. In the Baton Rouge area, I think the best two plantations to go to for architecture and antiques (and ease of access) are Houmas House and Nottaway. Also, The Myrtles isn't very far north of Baton Rouge, if you want to do the allegedly-haunted.

    Other than that, we've got great ethic restaurants in Baton Rouge, some historic sights to see, a WWII battleship, a couple of riverboat casinos, and some shopping. It's a hell of a lot of suburban sprawl and hardly any public transit that works well (except downtown). Feel free to PM me if you've got specific questions; I've lived in BR most of my life and can pretty much bore you to death with unwanted details.

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