This was a quick trip; one night in New Orleans, one night in Baton Rouge, a lunch stop in Natchez, MS, and a drive through the delta.
First up, a walk in the Quarter before Bryan had to go to his first event.
Charlie and I had dinner at Domenica. It was just what I needed. A somewhat fancy meal (complete with a cheese board and a glass of wine) and my date somewhat behaved himself.
Thursday morning we had breakfast at Stanley!, a family favorite, before doing more walking around the Quarter.
We stopped in Audobon Park to let someone (Charlie) run around a bit.
We had the best poboys and then hit the road to Baton Rouge.
Charlie and I ate at Acme in Baton Rouge while Bryan worked. Mike, the LSU mascot, was there and Charlie was simultaneously horrified and amused.
The next morning after a great breakfast, Joe's Simple Cafe, we hit the road for Mississippi and stopped in Natchez. It's a beautiful town and I wish we had more time to spend there.
Mississippi River, naturally.
We got to town about 11 and were still full from our breakfast so we walked around a little bit. We didn't have time (or the energy to deal with Charlie) for a historic home tour, but we got to see the grounds of this one.
Traveling with a toddler is always challenging, but I'm so glad we were able to make this trip work. We made a pitstop in Clarksdale to stock up on tamales. So in the end we came home with pralines, pickles and margarita mix from Natchez, and delta tamales. It was a win!