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a road trip without any ability to drive

BeMyTravelAgentFilter: Help me figure out a way to make a trip from the Bay Area to New Orleans doable and affordable - when driving is not an option. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 4, 2014 - 23 answers

Devil Worship Is A Flat Circle

In a recent comment on the Blue, I mentioned a strange case of mass hysteria that spread through my hometown when I was a child. After writing it -- and falling a bit deeper into the rabbit hole of moral panics and 80s boogiemen in general -- I'm left wondering if there is any documented evidence of this particular event. So I'm wondering if AskMetafilter could help me solve this puzzle. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 4, 2014 - 19 answers

New Orleans art shows in October 2014

My friend from Orange County (California) is a fine artist and photographer. He’s visiting New Orleans in October 2014 and would like to be part of some art shows while he’s here. [more inside]
posted by glass.hourousha on May 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Roadtrip from Hammond, Louisianna to Vancouver, BC

I will be in Hammond, Louisiana this October and wanted to make a road trip back to my home in Vancouver Canada. The current plan is to buy a vehicle in Hammond or New Orleans, then drive through Texas and up the coast. I am an artist, so visiting sites like Marfa to see the Chianti Foundation and visiting LA to see the MOCA and the Hammer are priorities. I am asking for advice on art sites and routes with the most interesting or essential things to see. I've visited a few places in the US but this is a big trip for me I may not be able to make again so I'd like to make the most of it. If you are American, assume I know nothing. The obvious for you may not be that obvious to a Canadian. Thanks!
posted by Staples on Apr 25, 2014 - 7 answers

Raw Milk. Southern Louisiana. Moo.

Can anyone offer any leads about getting raw milk in the Baton Rouge area? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Apr 15, 2014 - 16 answers

Help me plan my Mississippi vacation!

My husband and I will be in Vicksburg, MS over Labor Day weekend. Neither of us are from anywhere close to the area, but we want to plan an awesome weekend of road trip and adventure. Help! [more inside]
posted by oryelle on Aug 8, 2013 - 12 answers

Who shops at an open-air market for dental tools?

Does New Orleans have an open-air market for dental tools? Back in the late '90s, I visited New Orleans with my parents. I have one memory from that trip that I am still bedeviled by. One afternoon, we headed to a big open-air market -- rows and rows of stalls, I think under some kind of canopy, various goods for sale. I guess this was probably the French Market, but I don't specifically remember. As we got further and further into the market, the stalls started to get a little funny. Everyone had POW-MIA flags, and I saw one that read, "KILL THEM ALL AND LET GOD SORT THEM OUT." [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jun 25, 2013 - 18 answers

How do I learn to garden in Southern Louisiana?

Resources on gardening in Southern Louisiana? It's currently me vs. bad soil, scary bugs and hot hot heat. [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on May 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Road Trip! Gainesville, FL to Austin, TX this fall. Suggestions, advice?

I've used AskMeFi for travel advice before and it's been invaluable. This time I'm planning a road trip from Gainesville, FL to Austin, TX around Halloween to coincide with a music festival I attend each year. I've been to the United States (NYC, San Francisco, and the Pacific Northwest) many times but never to the south – with the exception of Florida if that counts. Do you have any suggestions, places to definitely see, places to definitely avoid? More below if useful... [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Apr 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Is it even a tree farm I'm looking for?

You know that last time you drove through Mississippi or Louisiana and you passed by acre after acre of pine trees, all in nice rows? Help me find a publicly-accessible spot like that near New Orleans so that I can use it as a background in a photo. [more inside]
posted by komara on Mar 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Getting back into film in LOUISIANA!

How do I get on film crews in Louisiana. Lots of experience. Know basically no one. [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Feb 23, 2013 - 5 answers

health insurance options for transgender people in louisiana?

A transgender friend of mine was denied health insurance in Louisiana because of the 'underwriting risk' of her condition: "gender identity disorder". What are her options here? [more inside]
posted by yeoz on Nov 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me leave New Orleans before I even get there

I would like to take a two day trip less than 4 hours from New Orleans on public transportation. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by unbearablylight on Aug 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Do You Know What It Means to Rediscover New Orleans?

Best way to rediscover New Orleans for a former resident and a best way to discover it for her newbie husband? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Aug 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Moving is very moving, in a bad way

Husband has taken his dream job which requires us to move back to Louisiana. I was initially enthusiastic about the move which would also put me back in my office. But, now I'm getting discouraged and concerned that we're moving a third world country and our toddler and new baby on the way will suffer. Help me get some perspective. [more inside]
posted by Leezie on May 21, 2012 - 17 answers

How best to experience the Crescent City on St Pat's?

Yet another New Orleans travel question, with a twist: We're going to be in New Orleans on St. Patrick's Day, what should we expect? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Looking for some background on New Orleans, Louisiana

Looking for some books on New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Jan 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Get me and my stuff from Point A to Point B (possibly via Point C?)

Transitioning from car-free East Coast existence to Southern California sprawl. What's the most efficient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Aug 28, 2011 - 17 answers

What can a vegetarian eat in the French Quarter of New Orleans?

I am going to New Orleans on business. I will be on the edge of the French Quarter and am looking for restaurants that serve at least one vegetarian dish, preferably in or near the French Quarter. Cheap is not required and in fact for many meals higher end would be preferable. [more inside]
posted by rednikki on Jul 14, 2011 - 11 answers

Suggestions for stopovers during roadtrip from GA to AZ?

I'm about to embark on a solo cross-country roadtrip from Georgia to Southeastern Arizona- what are some cool/interesting places that I should check out along the way to break the monotony of travel? [more inside]
posted by robobrent on May 8, 2011 - 13 answers

LA to NOLA

My girlfriend and I are driving from L.A to New Orleans next week, and are looking for any advice you might have. (best route, food, lodging, speed traps, tourist traps, etc.) [more inside]
posted by St. Sorryass on Jan 19, 2011 - 19 answers

Help us find a weekend getaway!

Comfortable camping with a small dog on the gulf coast? Looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Bon Temps en Louisiana

I have recently moved Opelousas, Louisiana for work from Wisconsin. My position will last for a year and I want to know all the festivals, good restaurants, and local music that I should experience for the time I get live down here. I am looking for recommendations for anything in Louisiana or local resources for Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette. [more inside]
posted by roguewraith on Oct 3, 2010 - 11 answers

Actually I hope there is not much devastation left to see...

I'm going to New Orleans for 4 days this spring and I am fascinated by Hurricane Katrina. What should I read before I go and what should I do while in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 22, 2010 - 20 answers

[Family Vacation Filter]

[Family Vacation Filter] What fun and family friendly ideas are there for a family of hipsters to go a spring vacation that's within 4-7 hour drive of Baton Rouge, LA? [more inside]
posted by lrkuperman on Jan 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Car insurance in New Orleans

I bought a car!! It is a 1993 Honda Civic. I need to buy insurance. I will be driving my car about once a week, to buy groceries - otherwise I will be riding my bike around New Orleans, Louisiana. I don't know anything about car insurance. I am 34, have a perfect driving record. Can anyone help me figure out what kind of insurance I should get? [more inside]
posted by goneill on Dec 11, 2009 - 16 answers

Can you tell me where I went tubing in Louisiana?

Where do you recommend going tubing near New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by oreonax on Jun 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Can taxes be avoided?

TaxFilter: Is it possible to reduce the amount of or completely avoid paying the ~$1200 in taxes H&R Block online is telling me I owe the state of Louisiana? [more inside]
posted by m0nm0n on Mar 18, 2009 - 3 answers

Drink alcohol as a passenger in Louisiana?

Mardis Gras coming up... In Louisiana, is it illegal for a passenger to drink an alcoholic beverage in a traveling automobile? [more inside]
posted by chitlin on Feb 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Stop - Houma time!

Houma, LA. Where to eat, what to do? [more inside]
posted by TomSophieIvy on Jan 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me get the most out of my Southern US road trip.

I have a follow-up to this Southern US road trip question. My route is firmed up, and I'd like recommendations for anything to see or skip between hotel stops. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jan 22, 2009 - 21 answers

Help this man keep his van.

How can I tell if my '87 GMC Safari Van is up to driving from Philadelphia to Louisiana? [more inside]
posted by pantsonfire on Dec 9, 2008 - 11 answers

Louisiana Filter:When was the registration of birth certificates required?

In what year were official birth certificates required to be registered for people born in Louisiana? [more inside]
posted by verevi on Oct 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Can you find Night Owl, by Bobby Loveless?

Where can I find a digital copy of Bobby Loveless' 'Night Owl'? It's an old rock and roll tune (late fifties - early sixties) which was hugely popular in Louisiana (and throughout the Delta region). I have been looking for it on behalf of my father-in-law, who is a huge fan of this era's music? It's pretty obscure, I acknowledge.
posted by The Giant Squid on Oct 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Heading down to the other LA...

Tell me about Shreveport, Louisiana. Things to see. Places to eat. Quickest and safest way to get there. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Sep 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Where to eat, drink, sleep and play in South Padre?

Things to do in South Padre, Texas or on the way from Baton Rouge, LA? [more inside]
posted by JPDD on Mar 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Recommendations needed for online law schools in Louisiana

I am interested in pursuing a degree in law. There are no law schools where I live and am too settled to uproot. What do mefites think about online law programs? Legitamacy, practicality, etc? Any suggestions on one over another? Personal experiences? One other complication is I live in Louisiana (where our law code is a little bit idiosyncratic). Does this affect national online law school choices? TIA
posted by donmayo on Feb 20, 2008 - 19 answers

What should we not miss in a 3 day drive from New Orleans to Atlanta?

What should we not miss in a 3 day drive from New Orleans to Atlanta? [more inside]
posted by jur777 on Nov 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Heading down South for the Holidays.

My best friend is stationed in Biloxi, MS with Americorps and I'm planning on going down there for a Southern roadtrip over the Christmas holidays. What should we see within 4-6 hours of Biloxi? [mi] [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Nov 11, 2007 - 12 answers

Cute thing downed by bb gun

In the 1950s, what small game might a young boy in rural Louisiana be able to fatally or severely injure with a bb gun? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Oct 29, 2007 - 25 answers

A family trip to volunteer in New Orleans?

My immediate family is considering making our holidays vacation a trip to New Orleans to do volunteer work, excavating houses, etc. Problem #1: We have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Sep 22, 2007 - 8 answers

port arthur to new orleans?

driving from port arthur to new orleans for my wife's birthday. can anyone recommend craftsfolk, artisans, jewelry or clothing designers along the way which could provide "that special gift" i am trying to find her? im relying on the "hive mind's" sense of "cool." go for it! i'd love to be able to arrive in some small town, check out some small shop and miraculously have that perfect something waiting there for her. any ideas? food suggestions welcome, too.
posted by oigocosas on Sep 16, 2007 - 5 answers

cool crafts on louisiana road trip?

driving from port arthur to new orleans for my wife's 40th. can anyone recommend craftsfolk, artisans, jewelry or clothing designers along the way which could provide "that special gift" i am trying to find her? im relying on the "hive mind's" sense of "cool." go for it! i'd love to be able to arrive in some small town, check out some small shop and miraculously have that perfect something waiting there for her. any ideas?
posted by oigocosas on Aug 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Winter holiday festivals in Alabama, Mississippi and Alabama - Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and others especially...

Help me find family-friendly winter holiday festivals and celebrations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to be held this year (2007-2008)-- especially non-Christian celebrations like those celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or just winter itself. Or specific cultural celebrations that would offer something beyond the usual Xmas/Santa stuff. [more inside]
posted by mdiskin on Aug 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Ideas on what to see/do/eat in between New Orleans and Memphis?

Any Mississippians/Louisianans care to tout the virtues and/or notable places and events of their homeland (or at least point me in the direction of a some good fried pickles?) [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Jul 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Looking for Christmas/holiday family fun in the Southeast...

Southern Christmas/winter holiday traditions for families with kids -- point me to some good things to see, places to go, eat, etc in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama especially (GA, Arkansas, TN also welcome).... [more inside]
posted by mdiskin on Jun 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Help with my mix cd while not mocking our musical tastes

Fun roadtrippy songs that mention the states of Louisiana and/or Alabama (or cities therin) prominently? Bonus: showtunes that do so! [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Mar 23, 2007 - 46 answers

Poker in Shreveport?

Where's the best poker room in Shreveport / Bossier City, Louisiana? [more inside]
posted by ivarley on Mar 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Sell, rent, or stay put ?

I'm in a really weird housing market (Baton Rouge, LA). Should I get out and rent for awhile until it calms down? Any ideas about weighing capital gains tax vs. possible profit I might lose if prices nosedive before my 2 years are up? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Feb 13, 2007 - 10 answers

"Louisiana SOS" Shirt?

About a year ago, someone was selling a t-shirt with a red background and a white state of Louisiana with "SOS" carved out of it. Who was selling it and are they still available? EBay returns nothing and Google searches mostly bring references to the Secretary of State.
posted by kittyprecious on Dec 17, 2006 - 5 answers

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