Monday, June 18, 2012

NOLA: Oak Alley Plantation

On our last full day in town, we headed out to the Lower Mississippi River valley, specifically Oak Alley Plantation.  We took a Gray Line bus tour and I really appreciated the air conditioned ride and the very knowledgeable bus driver/tour guide.

We arrived just in time for the 1:30pm tour but we were so hungry we had lunch at the on-site restaurant.  I had the best gumbo, or maybe I was just so hungry!  We were able to get on the 2:30pm tour but had to leave a little early to catch the bus which left at 3:15.  I did wish we had a little more time at the plantation.  We also got to see additional historic homes and churches on the way, drive through the bayous, and over Lake Pontchartrain.  It was a truly unique experience and I'm so glad we got outside the city for a day!


a literal alleyway of oaks

approaching the plantation home

check out all those pillars!

gardens

slave cabin

1 comment:

Gee said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for visiting with us!

Gary Dauphin
Director of Technology, Education and Media Production
Oak Alley Foundation