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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 18th Sep 16, 8:13 AM
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    Pensacola, FL, to San Antonio, TX
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    • 18th Sep 16, 8:13 AM
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    Pensacola, FL, to San Antonio, TX 18th Sep 16 at 8:13 AM
    Am in early stages of planning a trip for the first two weeks of next April, flying into Pensacola and out of Houston.
    I have flights 'on hold' until this evening and have done a recce on car rental.

    Any tips/ideas/comments from anyone who has visited this area would be helpful

    Thanks
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 20th Sep 16, 3:10 PM
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    You and me both !
    I've got to have something to look forwards to - even if its months and months ahead
    Originally posted by Murphy_The_Cat
    There must be a name for this affliction that affects us both.....
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 20th Sep 16, 6:25 PM
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    Noted, thanks


    I'm really in two minds about NO, I wouldn't be so hesitant if I was travelling with a companion who wanted to visit but, for some reason, it's not somewhere that's ever really appealed to me
    On the other hand I feel like if I'm passing so close by it might be silly not to stop
    It's on my 'maybe' list at the moment

    Definitely worth knowing, thanks
    Originally posted by jackieblack
    New Orleans is definitely a place for couples or same sex groups rather than the single traveller but as long as you go with an open mind you can enjoy it on your own, there is no place else like it.
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    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 21st Sep 16, 7:32 AM
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    Listen to you with your Fancy Fancy extra legroom seats - good on you, you're worth every penny.

    You'll LOVE Texas !!
    Originally posted by Murphy_The_Cat

    But not as Fancy Fancy as Business Class, eh Murphy?
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    • Murphy_The_Cat
    • By Murphy_The_Cat 21st Sep 16, 8:51 AM
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    But not as Fancy Fancy as Business Class, eh Murphy?
    Originally posted by jackieblack
    I've only ever had it once and that was a freebie due to a flight snafu (& it was absolutely gorgeous)

    I've got a long trip "in the back" of a BA 747 over Christmas time to look forward to - please, please, please let the IFE entertainment work
    Looking to lose 30lb by 28th April 2017. 16lb gone since 13th June, 14lb to go.



    • blindman
    • By blindman 21st Sep 16, 2:19 PM
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    Thanks Murphy
    Missisippi (would quite like to do a trip on a paddle steamer, if possible), possibly a day or two in New Orleans then into Texas.
    San Antonio (Seaworld and The Alamo), maybe Corpus Christie(?), Galveston, Johnson Space Centre and then return flights from Houstion (IAH)
    Transatlantic flights are Virgin to Atlanta, connections on Delta but VS flight numbers and all on one ticket.
    Slightly apprehensive about how busy the I10 might be and there are one or two bridges that look, fankly, terrifying, but wouldn't be in any great hurry and quite happy to find alternative routes if necessary.

    What do you think?
    Originally posted by jackieblack
    San Antonio-Small and cute. Alamo is tiny but obviously has history

    Johnson Space Centre-Disappointing IMHO

    New Orleans
    Iconic Downtown and Waterfront-We went on a Jazz Paddle steamer afternoon-Great fun.
    We did our own Cemetery tours-did some research before hand as to what graves to see (Scene from Easy Rider shot here).
    Po Boy is a must
    We also did some Voodoo session -Can't remember why or where!

    Texas
    Has a lot of prisons
    Did a Museum tour at Huntsville

    Virgin Flights
    Look at V-flyer to see if any-one is going on the same flight and if they are in Upper Class
    If so ask (nicely) for a guest into the Lounge.
    Last edited by blindman; 21-09-2016 at 2:23 PM.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 17th Oct 16, 7:12 AM
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    Further research has (as usual) resulted in a list of things I want to do/see that exceeds the number of days I have

    So far, I've booked two nights in Pensacola and a night in Biloxi. Now looking at New Orleans. Would like to do the paddle steamer but a bit wary of wandering around alone so thinking that a couple of guided tours might work well for me.

    I'm thinking that maybe ditching the rental car at MSY before spending a couple of days in NOLA then flying from MSY to SAT and picking up another car in San Antonio might be the way to go. It'd free up an extra two days to do stuff in Texas, and I've also discovered a rodeo that'll be on at Galveston while I'm there
    Last edited by jackieblack; 17-10-2016 at 7:17 AM.
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    • Murphy_The_Cat
    • By Murphy_The_Cat 17th Oct 16, 9:58 AM
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    I'm thinking that maybe ditching the rental car at MSY before spending a couple of days in NOLA then flying from MSY to SAT and picking up another car in San Antonio might be the way to go. It'd free up an extra two days to do stuff in Texas, and I've also discovered a rodeo that'll be on at Galveston while I'm there
    Originally posted by jackieblack
    We enjoyed the river walk in San Antonio (in a touristy type way !) and Tower of the Americas.
    In hindisght, we should have readup about the Alamo before we got there, as we would have got more out of visting it (other than gee, I thought it would have been bigger than that !).
    Galveston was a nice change of pace for us and a chance to dip our feet into the sea. Several years ago it got battered by Hurricane Ike. Lots of local history about before Ike and post Ike recovery. (I can remember the Tree Carvings and the story behind them)
    Looking to lose 30lb by 28th April 2017. 16lb gone since 13th June, 14lb to go.



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