City Park & Beignets

If you’re ever in NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) you absolutely must go to City Park.

City Park is big, green and covered in moss.

It’s the 6th biggest park in the USA and almost double the size of Central Park.

If you’ve got little ones check out Story Land and please let me know if the lady bug rollercoaster is still in motion.

If you’re in City Park and have an appetite grab some beignets & chicory coffee from Morning Call.

If you’re into music festivals check out Voodoo Fest which is held in City Park every Halloween weekend.  They have some big acts.  I believe my last appearance I saw… the Pixies, Beastie Boys and Green Day back to back.  Go!  This year’s lineup is looking pretty good!

Needless to say City Park is pretty amazing.

Sister and I went to take some photos in the late morning before the heat index dominated the day.

Crazy childhood memories came to mind as we got lost in the trees.  There was so much moss I think it triggered some Fraggle Rock flashbacks and before you know it I was really craving some beign.

Beignet talk.

Fried dough + excessive amounts of powdered sugar

Beignets are eaten in one of two places in New Orleans.  Either Morning Call or Cafe du Monde, the uber famous 24 hour cafe to first serve their fluffy beignets & chicory blended coffee in the historical French Quarter.

At both places you’ll see well dressed staff wearing festive cafe hats.  Three beignets come to an order.  They’re light, airy and go perfect with a strong cup of coffee.  Or in our class, iced coffees.  I don’t recommend wearing black.

Til tomorrow, New Orleans.