Divemaster - we're staying Sunday night at the Holiday Inn by the convention center (because it's beside the Hertz place so we can easily return our rental van) Don't know that we'll do anything in NOLA other than sleep; we'll have driven 8 hours. Is that an okay area to spend one night? The Hertz people will shuttle us to the pier Monday morning. How early can we get to the pier? We're so anxious I think we want to be the first in line!