Southern Comfort

The further you get into the south the heavier the heat gets. Good thing most of the cities of the deep south have a good mix of indoor activities to occupy your time when it gets too hot for the outdoor activities.


Atlanta, GA

High on the list of indoor activities to do here is eating. A few of my favs were:

Southbound - A great little place in Chamblee, the veggie plate and chicken sausage were an awesome introduction to southern food , but I'll be skipping the boiled peanuts in the future. 

Lavelle's Coffee - You pick your roast and they'll brew it using the method that best complements the beans. 

Carrol Street Cafe - THE BEST FRIED CHICKEN EVER!  I had the fried chicken and grits at this cafe in Cabbage Town before walking over to the Oakland Cemetery. 

Ponce City Market: A southern version of Chelsea Market, Ponce City Market has a food court the includes amazing burgers, boozy popsicles, and asian style buns. The top level  is  Atlantic City Studio a space dedicated to local artisans to sell their handmade goods and full of cute stuff!

Main entry to Ponce City Market

Main entry to Ponce City Market

 

One of my favorite outdoor places was the Oakland Cemetery both one of Atlanta's largest green spaces and a historic landmark you can spend hours here enjoying the gardens and learning a lot about the city.

Family plot at Oakland Cemetery. 

Family plot at Oakland Cemetery. 


New Orleans, LA

New Orleans was wet but lucky for me I got in and out of Louisiana before the rain got out of control. Not one to partake in the endless nightlife that New Orleans is best known for I spent most of my time exploring the rest of the French Quarter in the day light. 

Mississippi River from  Woldenberg Riverfront Park

Mississippi River from Woldenberg Riverfront Park

Plaza dArmas  from when New Orleans was the capital of the Spanish Province of Lui. AKA Jackson Square,

Plaza dArmas from when New Orleans was the capital of the Spanish Province of Lui. AKA Jackson Square,

After a morning in the French Quarter it was off to the much calmer Magazine Street for a lunch time muffaletta, a tour of the Lafayette Cemetery, and some shopping.

Tombstones at Lafayette Cemetary

Tombstones at Lafayette Cemetary

One of the best parts of New Orleans was the architecture of the houses. Every part of the city had homes with beautifully painted houses with metal railings, gas lantern porch lights and wooden shutters. I spend an afternoon just walking around and appreciating the homes.

Home near Magazine Street complete with detailed metal railings, wood shutters, and gas powered porch light.

Home near Magazine Street complete with detailed metal railings, wood shutters, and gas powered porch light.

Next Post . . .

My next post I'll be sharing photos of the last leg of my summer travel and it will be the last travel installment for awhile.