Experience the Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve on this pontoon excursion led by a local guide who will share Southern Louisiana's distinctive ecology. Tour buses will depart from the Sheraton Hotel lobby at 12:30 p.m. Pick up your boxed lunch prior to departure. Select your sandwich when registering - options are displayed below. The group will return to the Sheraton Hotel around 4:30 p.m.
Lemon Roasted Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Pesto Mayo on Ciabatta Bread
The Poydras (V)
Grilled Portobella, Tomato, Roasted Bell Pepper, Zucchini, Carmelized Red Onion, Boursin Cheese Spread on 9 Grain Bread
The Mid City
Smoked Turkey, Roasted Red Peppers, Sprouts, Boursin Cheese Spread on 9 Grain Bread
The Fulton St
Ham, Smoked Turkey, Roast, Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Mayo on a Kaiser Roll
Another New Olreans highlight, we will have a dinner cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Creole Queen paddleboat. Food, beverages, music, and site-seeing with old and new friends - a great ending to the USPLTA Annual Meeting. The pier is within walking distance of the Sheraton Hotel and for those who would prefer a ride, we will have a bus waiting to take you to the pier. Boarding the Creole Queen begins at 6:00 p.m. We have a private space for a reception and buffet dinner in the Creole Room. The paddleboat departs the pier at 7:00 p.m. and the buffet will be available starting at 7:00 p.m. We will return at 9:00 p.m. You can stroll back to the hotel, head out for more music and entertainment in the French Quarter, or hop on the bus for a quick ride back to the Sheraton Hotel.
*These Friday afternoon and evening events are included in all the registration packages.
Pick up boxed lunch in lobby at 12:00 noon; Boarding buses at 12:15 pm
Buses Depart Hotel at 12:30 pm
Back at Hotel: 4:30 pm
Bus will depart hotel at 5:45 pm for those who want a ride
Board Boat: 6:00-6:45 pm
Cruise Begins: 7:00 pm
Return to Pier: 9:00 pm