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2001 IEEE Industrial & Commercial Power Systems Technical Conference

IEEE Industry Applications Society -- I&CPS 2001
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA -- May 13-17, 2001

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COMPANION TOURS

Note: All Tours Must Be Booked No Later Than April 26, 2001. If Less Than 20 Persons Are Booked For A Particular Tour By April 26, The Tour Will Be Cancelled.

RIVER ROAD PLANTATION TOUR
DATE: Monday, May 14, 2001
TIME: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PRICE: $75.00 per person

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delightful journey along the River Road, back in time to an era when sugar was king and a massive plantation was a sugar planterís kingdom! Our native tour guide will point out other sites and plantations, as well as tell tales of the bygone ante-bellum period.

Journey along the river road to lovely Nottoway Plantation. The largest plantation home in the South, Nottoway was built in 1849 by a prominent sugar planter. Nottoway is considered to be both an American Castle and a gem of Italianate and Greek Revival architecture. Saved form total destruction during the Civil War by a Northern gunboat officer, who had once been a guest in the home, Nottoway has stood the test of time. Enjoy luncheon and Southern Hospitality in Randolph Hall - the restaurant on the ground named after the original owners before continuing on your journey to Houmas House.

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is built on a tract of land along the Mississippi River levee purchased from the Houmas Indians in the late 1700ís. the rear house with itís Spanish and French colonial influences was built during this time, while the Greek Revival main house was built in the 1840ís. Houmas House was part of the largest sugar plantation in the 1800ís. during the Civil War the owner of Houmas House was an Irishman with British citizenship do the home escaped the ravages of both sides of the fighting. Although this lovely home fell into disrepair during the Great Depression, the home and itís beautiful surrounding gardens have been lovingly restored to their former splendor.


includes:

  • Deluxe round-trip motorcoach transportation
  • Licensed, professional tour guide
  • Admission to and Tour of Nottoway Plantation
  • Lunch at Nottoway
  • Admission to and Tour of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
  • Coordination and supervision by Visit New Orleans
  • Length of tour is approximately seven (7) hours
  • Based on a minimum of 20 persons per tour

NEW ORLEANS SCHOOL OF COOKING

DATE: Tuesday, May 15
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
PRICE: $45.00 per person

Join in the fun in the comfortable atmosphere of a Louisiana homestyle kitchen to learn the secrets of authentic Creole cooking. The "City That Care Forgot" never forgets about its food, and you will never forget it either. In just three hours, youíll learn to recreate the magic of New Orleans in your own kitchen. Founded in 1980, the cooks at The New Orleans School of Cooking demonstrate basic Creole recipes and share their favorite tips while the rich, spicy aromas float through the air.


Includes:

  • Round trip 25-passenger Minicoach transportation to the French Quarter
  • Reservations for the Open Cooking Class and Lunch at New Orleans School of Cooking
  • All taxes and gratuities
  • Coordination and supervision by Visit New Orleans
  • Based on a minimum of 20 persons per tour
  • Length of tour is approximately four (4) hours

Swamp and Bayou Tour

DATE: Wednesday, May 16
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PRICE: $40.00 per person

Today, you will see, along with the wondrous alligator, a few of his other Louisiana swamp friends. How about a beautiful ivory white egret (related to the crane) perched on a moss-draped cypress tree searching for an ill-fated catfish? Or an curious raccoon along the bayous edge gathering his lunch of crawfish while a Louisiana snapping turtle watches him from atop a fallen willow tree? Or a Cajun hunters cabin with an alligator sunbathing on his weather-beaten wharf?

All this and much more will accompany your adventure into the pristine bayous and swamps of south Louisiana. Your guide will entertain you with Cajun folklore and Cajun Zydeco music as he skillfully guides your climate controlled swamp boat beneath the beautiful foliage draped mysteriously across your path. He will bring you into hidden coves which you probably only thought existed on the Discovery Channel.

Includes:

  • Deluxe round-trip motorcoach transportation
  • Licensed, professional tour guide
  • Two hour narrated swamp boat tour
  • Coordination and supervision by Visit New Orleans
  • Based on a minimum of 20 persons per tour
  • Length of tour is approximately three (3) hours

TOUR MENUS

Nottoway Plantation

Choice of:
Riverbend Chicken topped with Crawfish Etouffee
Or,
Filet of Fish with Creole Butter Sauce
Served with;
Salad
*
Jambalaya
*
Vegetable Du Jour
*
Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce
*
Glass of House Wine, Iced Tea or Coffee

New Orleans School of Cooking
Includes:
Gumbo
*
Jambalaya
*
Pralines






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