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Rain Rain go away!

Pensacola, FL
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71 posts
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Rain Rain go away!

Hey Guys, been planning my trip next weekend (4/21 - 4/24) Since last October (cheaper hotel rates that far in advance always work for me for the Royal Sonesta) -

This question is more for people who LIVE in New Orleans - the 10-day forecast says 60% Scattered Thunderstorms for my entire trip. Ok, I live just 3 hours east in Pensacola so I know how the weather can be, I mean just a couple hours after it storm in NOLA it hits here.... I am just upset and want someone to tell me that it is hard to predict the weather in this area that far in advance... I'm totally bunmmed. I won't enjoy myself in an type of downpour situation, no matter where I am. Rained last time we were in NOLA also, it was miserable. Any hope??

Bossier City, LA
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1. Re: Rain Rain go away!

I was there at the end of March for four days. The forecast was for 40% chance of scattered thunderstorms for the every day except the day we arrived. It never rained at all. It was sunny and beautiful. I have to say that I have been there when it has rained, but it never lasted long and didn't stop us from doing anything.

Pensacola, FL
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71 posts
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2. Re: Rain Rain go away!

Thank You bcla, you just saved my boyfriend about an extra 10 minutes of me whining about the weather lol - I'll be watching that forecast, fingers crossed it changes! Dang Southern Spring storms!!! :-)

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3. Re: Rain Rain go away!

Here's some joints to stop and rest for lunch on your way from FL to LA.

The best seafood in Mobile, AL is at Wintzell's Oyster House. Get off I 10 at Exit 26 A and go W on Canal Steet. Go .4 mile and turn right on S Washington Avenue. Turn right and go .3 mile to Dauphine Street. Take a right and Wintzell's will be on your right. The best BBQ in the area is at Brick Pit. Get off I 10 at Exit 15B and go N on Highway 90 for 3 miles to Demetropolis Road. Take a left and continue on Demetropolis Road which becomes S University Boulevard. Go about 5 miles from the left you took on Demetropolis to Old Shell Road. Take a right and go to Brick Pit for outstanding BBQ. For fine po boy's and fresh seafood get off I 10 at Exit 15A and go N on Government Boulevard to Hall's Mill Road just past the shopping center on the right. Take a right and go to the Boiling Point.

Wintzell's Oyster House @ 605 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 251 - 432 - 4605.


The Brick Pit @ 5456 Old Shell Rd., Mobile, AL 251 - 343 - 0001.


The Boiling Pot @ Suite G, 5300 Halls Mill Road, Mobile, AL 251 - 602 - 8405.


For fine southern comfort food get off I 10 at Exit 68 at Moss Point, MS and go N on Highway 613 to Tugus restaurant. Stay on Highway 90 going E from Ocean Springs, MS. Go to Market Street and take a right. Go to Ingall's Avenue and take a left. Go 3 or 4 blocks to Bozo's Grocery for fine po boy's.

For good BBQ and fun times get off I 10 at Exit 57 and go N on Highway 57 to The Shed for lunch or dinner. For fine country food for breakfast or lunch go E on Highway 90 to Ocean Springs, MS and turn right on Washington Avenue. Take your first left on Robinson Street and go to Bayview Gourmet. Fayard's has good BBQ. Ward's has good seafood and steaks. Phoenicia has good breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Tugus Restaurant @ 6909 Highway 613, Moss Point, MS 228 - 474 - 9910.

Bozo's Grocery @ 2012 Ingalls Ave., Pascagoula, MS 228 - 762 - 3322.

The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint @ 7501 Hwy. 57, Ocean Springs, MS. 228 - 875 - 9590.


Bayview Gourmet @ 1010 Robinson St., Ocean Springs, MS. 228 - 875 - 4252.

Fayard's BP @ 6905 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS. 228 - 875 - 1020.

Kenny Ward's @ 1504 Government St., Ocean Springs, MS. 228 - 818 - 4505.

McElroy's on the Bayou @ 705 Bienville Blvd. 228 - 818 - 4600.

Phoenicia Gourmet Cuisine @ 123 Government St., Ocean Springs, MS. 228 - 875 - 0603.

Continue on Highway 90 to Highway 49 N in Gulfport, MS. Take a left and go one block to 13th Street and turn left to Half Shell Oyster House for fine fresh seafood for lunch or dinner. Or continue on Highway 90 to Cowan Road which is E of Highway 49 in Gulfport, MS between Gulfport, MS and Biloxi, MS. Go N on Cowan Road to W Pine Street. Turn left and go 3 blocks to Washington Street, Turn right and go to Blow Fly Inn where the local's dine on fresh seafood for lunch or dinner. Continue E on Highway 90 to Caillavet Street just E of I 110. Turn left and go N to Howard. Turn right and go one block to Old Biloxi Schooner for good po boy's. For fine fresh oysters and good seafood continue E on Howard to Fillin Station for lunch or dinner.

Half Shell Oyster House @ FL 1st, 2500 13th St., Gulfport, MS 228 - 867 - 7001.


Blow Fly Inn @ 1201 Washington Ave., Gulfport, MS 228 - 896 - 9812.


Ole Biloxi Schooner @ 871 Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS 228 - 435 - 8071.

Fillin Station @ 692 Howard Ave., Biloxi, MS 228 - 432 - 5565.


Continue on Highway 90 to Darwell's Cafe in Long Beach, MS for good lunch or dinner. Darwell's was featured on Diners, Drive In's and Dives. Continue on Highway 90 to Shaggy's Harbor Bar and Grill across from the Pass Christian Yacht Club for good fresh seafood, cold drinks and nice music. Get off I 10 at Exit 2 at Bay St. Louis, MS and go E on Scenic Highway 90 to Trapani's for fine fresh seafood for lunch or dinner.

Darwells Cafe @ 127 East 1st St., Long Beach, MS. 228 - 868 - 8946.


Shaggy's Harbor Bar and Grill @ 120 S. Hiern Ave., Pass Harbor, Pass Christian, MS. 228 - 452 - 9939.


Trapani's @ 833 Highway 90 # 3, Bay St. Louis, MS 228 - 467 - 8570.

Toronto, Canada
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4. Re: Rain Rain go away!

We'll also be there at the same time and I'm crossing my fingers. I've already decided that my hair will probably be a curly mess :) But my experience is that forecasts usually aren't very reliable anyway!

Tunnel Hill, Georgia
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12 reviews
5. Re: Rain Rain go away!

Actually I love the rain in New Orleans and feel disappointed if it doesn't rain at least once. We've stayed at B&B's with a metal roof and I love to listen to the rain.

And the storms there are a lot like what you probably get (and what we often get in North GA) they blow in and blow out. Of course then the humidity goes up. *grin*

Bring a light rain coat or an umbrella. And know if you're wet so is everyone else. :)

The rain is always good opportunity to try a new drink; do some shopping; get something to eat; or just laze around for a couple of hours. It never stops anyone for long.

Tomball, Texas
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17 reviews
6. Re: Rain Rain go away!

My wife & I will be there April 21-24th staying at the IOB for our 6th trip & believe me, it ain't gonna matter if it rains, they still sell alcohol & food......Plus as a bonus, Bourbon Street (where the IOB is) smells much better after a good rain. Bring a small umbrella & some shoes that you don't mind getting wet (and a sunny disposition). Rain or shine, we love some NO!!!!!

Kansas City
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7. Re: Rain Rain go away!

Totally agee, dashing in and out of the rain is not a major problem in NOLA and can add to the fun. It can be a blessing when it is hot and humid, a brief downpour can cool it down and the misty fog is awesome in that setting. Please don't fret and let it ruin your anticipation of the trip which is, after all, part of the fun. They sell cheap rain ponchos in almost every gift shop, but I never put one on as it is usually warm enough that a little rain dries quickly.

Blenheim, Canada
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8. Re: Rain Rain go away!

The only bad thing about the rain in NOLA is you can't sit in Pat O'Brien's courtyard! But when the rain stop and the squeege off the tables...ahhhh. I can't wait!

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9. Re: Rain Rain go away!

We will be there as well, I just checked the weather channels 10 day and it s only a 30% chance Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. A 20% chance on Friday:)

Hopefully it will stay that way but with temps up in the high 80's a little rain might be a good thing, lol!

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