On taking a 4.5 month old to NOLA…

This weekend we took our baby to NOLA to celebrate a close friend’s wedding. We were both great friends with Ryan in college, and there was no doubt that we would be at his special day. Even if that meant driving over six hours with a 4.5 month old.

To be fair, the baby is a remarkably good traveler. This was also his third road trip (we took him to Louisville at two months and Nashville at three months). He has roughly a three hour timer where he’s ok being in the car seat so we broke up our travel time as best we could. We drove to Jackson, MS on Friday night, had a great breakfast at a diner called Primo’s, and made it to NOLA by lunchtime. We ate a gargantuan muffuletta for lunch. Fantastic.


We got stuck in major traffic on the way to the church, but we made it just in time. It was really nice to introduce our baby to some of our CBU friends who live in other states. The baby was a champ, and we had a great time partying until the late hour of ten. What can I say? We’re just party animals.

The straight drive back today definitely tested the kid’s easygoingness and screwed up his hard won schedule. It was totally worth it. And we’ll do it again in July for Kristi’s wedding–it’s a nobrainer.

Published by Caroline Mitchell Carrico

I am a writer, mom, and museum enthusiast in Memphis. Also a fan of reading all the words, cooking all the vegetables, and watching all my kids' soccer games.

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