Today is the first day of the Convention. Our plan was to park the RV at the state park on the West Bank of the Mississippi and somehow get to the Sheraton. After many futile attempts to download ride apps, we decided to shuttle ourselves back and forth. Today I attended the opening ceremony and Hope Walk. The Hope walk is a traditional walk around a block of the city lead by the youth organization. This year it was a traditional Mardi Gras type parade blocked off by police cars and lead by the Jazzaliers, a four piece jazz band consisting of a trumpet, a saxophone, a sousaphone and a drum! Off we marched to the Saints Come Marching In!