A walking tour through the French Quarter of New Orleans with a local guide sounded like a good way to see the area and hear interesting stories. Our group met in front of a café on Bourbon Street at 5 p.m. To say it was hot and humid was an understatement. However, I was ready for the heat because I had a personal fan, one with a battery. (I actually had a second fan to use as a back up in case the first one stopped working.) I also had a bottle of water that had been cold at one time but was now lukewarm.