Next March we arrive mid afternoon from Memphis on the City of New Orleans, we leave that same evening on a long Greyhound journey. Earlier this year we arrived in NOL from LA on the SL and left for New York, NY on the Crescent a couple of days later, so are familiar with the layout.
If everything is on time we have a 6 1/2 hour layover at NOL. We will arrive with 2 small bags each. Unless someone knows otherwise the only eatery at the station is a Subway and all other options are at a distance from the station.
We're travelling from MEM in coach, can we check 3 bags through to NOL between us? When we arrive at NOL can we delay collecting the bags say for 4 or 5 hours after arriving or would we have to claim them on arrival? That would be collecting the bags the latest at 8:30 pm.
If we can't check the bags at MEM can we store 3 of our bags at NOL from say 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm same day?
As we have a long Greyhound journey in front of us we want to have a good meal in NOL. If we only have one bag with us we're quite happy to walk a couple of miles or so each way to go find an eatery, are there any recommendations for an early dinner either by foot or bus or trolley. We particularly like Cajun food if that is easy to find from the station, or Vietnamese or Thai is good for us too.
Taking a look on Google it's a bit of a desert around NOL station for options to eat, am I missing something?
Thanks as always