Charles Kurault of the “On the Road” TV programs always-encouraged travelers to stay off the Interstate and travel from place to place on the back roads. We have tried to heed his advice whenever possible as it usually serves us well. Leaving Biloxi today we travelled on Route 90 along the coast all the way to New Orleans except when we missed a turn or such. So we passed through the communities of Pass Christian (Kris-Chan), and Port St. Louis (over which the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed), over bridges and causeways, along bayous, skirting the shore of Lake Pontchatrain, passing alongside and through levees, and through the still devastated 9th ward to our destination in the Bywater section of New Orleans.
For a while now we have been wanting to try the internet service Airbnb which allows travelers to find places to stay in cities around the Globe We are so please with our accommodations here in New Orleans that we will probably be using it more in the future. We were, of course, careful in our choice and have been handsomely rewarded. Our hostess, Karen’s home is just what we wanted for New Orleans. It is area of architectural rich homes, a diverse community, easy access (by car or bus to possible destinations) and comfortable, quiet lodging. Our suite of rooms consisting of a large bedroom with sofa and easy chair, an adjoining sitting room with chaise and our own large bathroom is at the back of the house. We also have access to the kitchen and dining room. The eclectic New Orleans décor is just perfect. There is on the street parking and a terrific restaurant two blocks away at which we had our first terrific New Orleans dinner.