A Sunny Sunday in City Park

Sunday in City Park 1 thek9harperlee

This past Sunday, we had our first hint of autumn. It was a gloriously cool and crystal clear day. So my sister and I decided to take our humans for a walk in New Orleans’ City Park. (I know what you’re thinking: “We can see your human daddy’s hand holding your leashes. You’re not walking your humans. Your humans are walking you.” Tallulah and I just let the humans think they’re in charge. But back to our City Park visit.) We started our adventure in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art. Being the fine art lovers that we are, Tallulah and I wanted to go inside the museum, but we were there just before the opening so we enjoyed the beautiful exterior.

Sunday in City Park 1b thek9harperlee

Our favorite part of the museum’s exterior was this fun alcove with the most fascinating gates we’ve ever seen and a beautiful modern art sculpture. Tallulah clearly loved the sculpture.

Sunday in City Park 2 thek9harperlee

 According to Walking New Orleans by Barri Bronston, City Park “boasts the oldest grove of mature live oaks in the world, and some–like the McDonogh and Anseman Oaks–are approximately 600-800 years old.” Naturally, Tallulah and I had to take a break on one of the park’s benches to gaze at those beautiful oaks. Tallulah also enjoyed the Spanish moss that hangs from the beautiful oaks, but that’s another story for another day.

Sunday in City Park 3 thek9harperlee

We visited the Goldring/Waldenberg Great Lawn (I had to tell Tallulah that racing across the beautiful lawn and having a dig fest would be a very bad idea) . . .

Sunday in City Park 4 thek9harperlee

. . . and then headed over to City Putt. Tallulah and I looked this way and that for the giants that play putt putt with these huge golf balls, but we couldn’t see them anywhere. What a relief!

Sunday in City Park 5 thek9harperlee

We plopped ourselves down in front of Storyland  and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and waited for the gates to open. But our humans grew restless and insisted that we find someplace for them to have a little bite to eat.

Sunday in City Park 6 thek9harperlee

And that’s how we ended up in front of Morning Call. Our humans refused to share their beignets and cafe au lait with us. That’s alright. Tallulah and I managed to bump their hands enough that they got powdered sugar all over their clothes. That’s what you get for not sharing, humans.

Sunday in City Park 7 thek9harperlee

As we finished our trip to City Park with a walk around Big Lake, Mommy took a moment to snap a few special pictures of us. She loved the way my coat blew in the cool morning breeze.

Sunday in City Park 8 thek9harperlee

And this shot of Tallulah reminded Mommy of my sister’s Florida roots (her canine mother and grandmother are Lakewood Golden Retrievers from Melbourne, Florida).

Sunday in City Park 9 thek9harperlee

Before leaving City Park, Tallulah and I took one last look at the Peristyle, a Grecian-style open-air pavilion that was built in 1907. Even though we’d enjoyed a full morning exploring our lovely urban oasis, we’d only touched the tip of the park’s 1,300 beautiful acres. We promised our humans that we would bring them back to City Park, but we were all a bit tired . . .

Sunday in City Park 10 thek9harperlee

. . . and it was time for a nice, long nap.

Advertisements

11 Comments on “A Sunny Sunday in City Park”

  1. What a lovely morning of exploring, Miss HL. Thanks for sharing it with us. That place definitely needs a return trip. Maybe you’ll get better luck with the snacks next time. Sharing is caring…..

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  2. oh this was precious, what a glorious day! Thank you for the tour too and the sugar all over your pawrents from bumping them? GOOD JOB!!

    DakotasDen

  3. dashlilly says:

    Looking good girls!! What a great walk!

  4. Emmadog says:

    Love your little sister’s fuzzy puppy ears! Looks like a real peaceful area.

  5. Will and Eko says:

    Beautiful backdrop for a nice, long walk. Sure beats a trip around the block any day.

  6. There is nothing that feels quite as good as that first hint of fall in Louisiana. Now I want some beignets!

  7. Jan K says:

    Two beautiful girls on an outing to a beautiful place! It was nice of you to bring your humans along. 🙂

  8. Ogee says:

    Get that girl used to adventures! I bet you have a lot to show and share with her.

  9. PigLove says:

    How beautiful!! And Tallulah and the scenery is not bad either sweetie!! Gorgeous. XOXO – Bacon

  10. Two beautiful girls (you Harper Lee, and Tallulah) in a beautiful park make beautiful pictures. Thank you for taking us on a wonderful sightseeing walk in the park. xo

  11. Looks like a fabulous morning!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s