Road Trip Day 8 - To New Orleans

Visited the Conrad Rice Mill and Company Store on the way out of New Iberia. This is evidently the oldest operating rice mill in the USA. I did not go on the tour because of a timing issue. Maybe if I went on the tour I would have been more impressed.

It was about a two hour drive from New Iberia to New Orleans. I checked into a beautiful room at Harrah's New Orleans overlooking the Arts & Warehouse District. The room has a large flat screen TV, refrigerator, safe, and a lot of marble in the bathroom. There is a greeter in the hotel lobby who, along with elevator key cards, seems to provide a very high level of security.

After a shower and a nap, I spent some time in the casino. I used Total Rewards points to treat myself to a free dinner at the Harrah's Casino Buffet. The buffet had a number of regional specialties and was very good. Interestingly, there is security screening at each door to the casino, and people under the age of 21 are not even allowed into the Buffet.

Gambled some more after dinner, but went to bed by midnight since I was anticipating a busy following day.