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Friday
Oct162009

Road Trippin'

Road Trippin' is a new feature here at College Football Resource.  Each week, we'll try our best to convince you to get off the couch and make an epic road trip to watch your favorite team play.  The teams, cities, and travel times will change, but the concept will stay the same:  We will turn an ill-advised, last minute road trip into a well-advised, last minute road trip.

The Game:  #23 Houston at Tulane

The Mileage:  347 (Approximately a 5.5 hour drive)

The Reasons:  The Houston Cougars are coming off a road victory against an SEC opponent, but are still looking for their first C-USA victory.  QB Case Keenum is 21 yards away from passing David Klingler for second on the Cougars' career passing yards list.  Houston is 10-4 all-time against Tulane.

If you are a Cougar fan, you should jump in the car and make the road trip.  Not only will you see your favorite team, but you will also get to spend some time in New Orleans.

Lodging:  A quick search on SideStep results in a variety of rooms and rates.  My pick?

Crescent Palms Motel
3923 Martin Luther King Jr Blv
New Orleans, LA, United States
504 821-7773
www.crescentpalmsmotel.com

It's located 1 mile from The Louisiana Superdome, so you can walk to and from the game to avoid paying for parking there.  The rate is $69/night, plus they boast a cocktail lounge, which sounds like a win-win situation.

Eats:  Get some local flavor at Joey K's.  It was featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and has a menu filled with New Orleans' classics.  Plus, it is located only 2 miles from the Crescent Palms Motel and the Superdome.

Joey K's Restaurant & Bar
3001 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-0997
www.joeyksrestaurant.com

Tickets:  Tickets seem to be scarce around the web, which leaves you with three options.  1.  Buy some off a ticket website and hope they show up at will call.  2.  Scavenge for tickets at the Superdome.  3.  Tailgate and then watch the game in the French Quarter.

Pregame:  The Tulane Tailgating Village is set up on top of the Southeast Parking Garage at the Superdome.  You can also just walk around until you see some red shirts in the green wave and join your fellow Houston fans.

Postgame:  French Quarter.  New Orleans is your oyster po-boy.

Tips:  Don't show up empty-handed, especially if you're going to be looking for tickets.  I would suggest bringing some Houston flavor in the form of local beer.

Please add your own suggestions in the comments.