3 States…3 Days

Myron and I decided to get away for a short trip since it was a long weekend for me..Here are some pictures that I took. Enjoy!

We went to visit Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, LA.

Circa 1800’s Road Grader and 2 Vintage Model T’s that were owned by a previous owner of the plantation.

Memorial Plaque dedicated to the plantation’s slaves. There were 20 house slaves and 93 field slaves. The slave cabins are no longer standing. The second picture in the frame shows the value of the slaves.

It’s us of course! 🙂

Front and back of the mansion. It’s three stories.

First shot is the front of the mansion from atop the levee. The plantation used to run right up the to the Mississippi. Today, there is a road in front of the plantation. Second is of the Mississippi from atop of the levee.

More pics of the grounds.

We took a side detour to Gulfport, MS to look at the beaches and eat lunch and gamble a bit at Beau Rivage Casino. Gulfport is about an hour or so on the other side of New Orleans.

Scenes from New Orleans…The river is WIDE!!

Of course, we also took a turn down Bourbon St! We got a hand grenade to go, listened to some great blues and did other stuff that shall remain a secret! Let’s just say we had to check out of our hotel VERY late!! LOL!!!

I hadn’t been to NOLA since before Hurricane Katrina. The downtown and French Quarter were back in business. The Garden District is gorgeous but there is still a lot of work to be done in this very old, quirky city!! There is nothing like New Orleans though! We had a blast!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

 

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10 thoughts on “3 States…3 Days

  1. Awww…you visited my home…Gulfport. Nothing like the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Will ALWAYS be HOME no matter where I LIVE.

  2. Hey, TIH! Love the pictures. I’m from Mobile and went to Dillard University in N.O. for school so I’m very familiar with Gulfport (and Biloxi…and all the cities in between on I-10). I’m glad you and MadMack had such a great weekend!

  3. The plantation grounds are beautiful! And um, you and M2 are looking good! Rock it don’t stop it!

  4. Love these pics. I love a good road trip!!! Looks like you two had a great time! Short impromptu trips should be a must for every couple. I believe it really helps to keep things exciting!! ; – )

  5. Great pics. You’re looking slimmer!

  6. Nice pics. Looks like a very relaxing trip.

    OT, but the change in you and the hubs eating habits is showing. Y’all look great!

  7. These are great pics and it looks like the weather was perfect!

    I’m from Savannah and this post brought back memories of being home.

  8. Beautiful pics. You have a great eye!

  9. Great pics! Looks like y’all had a good time!!

  10. Did you notice how the creole slaves seemed to be valued more than the other slaves?

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