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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Nancy Vendrely Aug 30, 2014 at 02:01 PM

I'm going on the Oct. 5 to 10 New Orleans trip -- my first Road Scholar trip. I want to make a reservation at one of the city's fine restaurants for the free night, Tuesday, Oct. 7. Is anyone interested in joining me? I'm thinking of Emeril's or Delmonico's. Other suggestions? Let me know and I'll make the reservations. Thanks
Barbara Gasdick Aug 31, 2014 at 02:41 AM

Hi Nancy – sorry but I'll be in Croatia this fall and decided to go to New Orleans the week before Christmas. I would love to know what you thought of your trip. I'll be going on my own, but if anyone wants to join me, please let me know. – Barbara

Paul and Susan Van Hemel Aug 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

We're doing this trip on Oct 19. Can anyone help us figure out best time to buy air tickets (USair from DC)? Prices are fluctuating all over the place right now, with no apparent pattern to them.
Paul and Susan Van Hemel Aug 20, 2014 at 09:23 PM

Forget it. we've bought tickets. $339 RT from Washington.

Barbara Gasdick Apr 21, 2014 at 09:08 PM

Now thinking of going in October and looking for a female roommate. I'm a retired community college teacher. Barbara
Jean Dobson May 19, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Hi Barbara - I'm considering this trip in October too. I'm a retired business professional and live in So Cal. Tell me more about yourself. Jean
Barbara Gasdick Aug 31, 2014 at 02:38 AM

Jean- sorry for the late reply but I decided to go to Croatia this fall and I'm going to New Orleans the week before Christmas. I would love to know what you thought of your trip. I'll be going on my own but if anyone wants to join me please let me know. – Barbara
Jean Dobson Sep 01, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Enjoy! Please let me know about your New Orleans trip - I plan on doing that one in April '15.

Lia Kison Apr 21, 2014 at 08:17 PM

Am arriving late Saturday 5/10. Anyone arriving early and like to join up for brunch/lunch and a short outing before the program intro.

Rosalie (Rosie) Gershon Mar 17, 2014 at 05:07 PM

I'll be in the April 23 program.

Is anyone interesting in going to a fine restaurant? The Information Booklet suggested Tuesday evening as a good time.
Faina Zubovich Mar 22, 2014 at 02:27 AM

Tuesday evening is free, and the most recommended by the group guide was Drago, if you eat oysters.

Carol Z. Mar 14, 2014 at 08:47 AM

I'll be there for the May 25th program. Can't wait! I've never been to New Orleans!

Ellen Southall Mar 12, 2014 at 03:49 PM

I'm heading down to New Orleans from Toronto on March 23rd! Looking forward to meeting my travel pals!

Linda Speaker Jan 22, 2014 at 03:53 PM

Hi, I'm arriving on 2/1 for the program that starts the next day. Is anyone planning to go on the plantation tour...Houmashouse..on the 2nd? Also, it would be great to hear from Carol David, my roommate who I haven't met yet! Linda Speaker

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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
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4 Performances


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