We drove down to Pearl River to be present for the family celebration of Jordan's birthday on Saturday, August 1. Her cake was a big stack of brownies which we dubbed the "brownie mountain".
A big water slide was part of the celebration. Elyse enjoyed demonstrating it for Grandma.
Darla and Jeff took their turns at making big splashes.
A tent was set up for visiting and watching the water slide. We had a casual lunch, then brownies and ice cream, then gift opening for Jordan for her birthday.
Several of Jordan's friends joined the party and had a good time on the water slide.
After the party we drove down to New Orleans where we had booked a Wyndham Hotel for the week on St. Charles Street. Above is our view of New Orleans from the roof of the 12-story hotel, and a night view down on to St. Charles with its center trolley rails.