Of course, with four guys planning a trip, things take a while to get done. But I think we did pretty good as our hotel is booked (at least for our New Orleans portion of the trip) and tickets are purchased.
We got a heck of a rate at a 4-star hotel right along the river in the French Quarter - the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. For only $69/night, split by four guys, you can't go wrong. Our goal when we arrive is to sweet talk an upgrade, or attempt to avoid the $32/day parking fee. That's where they get you. B$ isn't happy with the 250 threat count sheets advertised, but is thrilled for the on-site Starbucks. His plan is to have Macy's ship some 100% Egyptian cloth, high thread count or what not sheets to the hotel. All talk, for sure. Either way, the hotel looks nice and the location is great. Just less than a mile from the Superdome and 2 blocks from Bourbon Street, and in the heart of the French Quarter. Shack Up Inn on the way home anyone?
All we have to say is WOW - ridiculous how much tickets are going for for a regular season NFL football game. Yeah, it's an NFL Championship re-match, features last year's Super Bowl champs and is the first game of the 2010 NFL season, not to mention it's on national TV, but WOW. We won't share how much our tickets were, but if you are entertained by our blog posts that we plan on updating throughout the trip, we wouldn't mind if you buy us a drink or two when we get home:) Basically, the tickets were expensive, and we are in the nose bleeds, but we all agree, it will be worth it. Hopefully #4 is on the field on 9/9 when the Vikings step foot in the Superdome.