Friday, June 15, 2012

Plantation Alley in Louisiana

I had hoped that the weather in April in New Orleans would be mild, but it was a bit hotter than anticipated.  Hot would have been fine, but mix in high humidity, no breezes and a smell that rivaled Venice (peee-ew!)  and it was just too much.  So we hopped in the air conditioned car and drove through Plantation Alley.

Houmas House is a beautiful old plantation house and surrounding gardens located about an hour west of New Orleans.  I could hang out here all day!

Oak Alley Plantation is the one that is always used in the movies.  You know, the walkway lined with huge oak trees....Here it is.  The oak trees are something spectacular.  The last picture shows a metal 'support' holding up one of the branches.

1 comment:

  1. Doesn't it make you want to go home and watch Gone with the Wind? Just to hear them talk?!