The flights went off without a hitch, and we were into New Orleans a little before noon on Wednesday. We caught a taxi to the hotel, and I think the driver ripped us off slightly. The fare on the meter was $36.00, and that was supposed to be the flat rate from the hotel to the French Quarter. When we got to the hotel, he told me it was $40.00 because of the wheelchair. We were at the hotel by noon and checked in requesting a handicap room.
Loading the luggage in New Orleans
After the mall, we wanted to go to the French Market area, and we found that there was a streetcar route that went along the waterfront to the French Market. These streetcars were truly accessible, and they have a platform that they use to load and unload wheelchairs and scooters. The street car ride was quite scenic as it went along the river and was worth the price of admission, which was $2.00 and they take cash only.
From the Street Car
We were hungry and decided to eat in the French Market area, but didn’t realize that most of the restaurants don’t service until 5:00 PM on weeknights. The only place we found open was an eclectic hotdog restaurant and bar. They had good hotdogs and sausages with a Cajun flair and happy hour on drinks and hot dogs from 2:00 – 5:00. I had a couple of hot dogs, and my wife had a fish sandwich that was huge. The food was good.