The travelogue begins.  After a leisurely drive to the City, including a lunch date in Baton Rouge with Ann, we arrived in NOLA about 4 p.m.  We hit the streets right away, prowling the French Quarter and the River Front in the sultry heat.

We got Zach and Autumn to pose against this backdrop of St. Louis Cathedral across Jackson Square.  St. Louis CathedralPayton seemed distracted, although she really had a good time. Her highlights included clapping and grinning to the music of the jazz ensemble at the Market Cafe and to Papa’s   stroller racing antics in the River Walk Mall.

Dinner in the open air at Cafe Pontable was fine.   We skipped the ferry ride right before dark because Payton was too pooped.   Maybe we can make up that activity tomorrow as our climax to a day at the zoo!