Just down the road is Destrehan Plantation. It's been around awhile. And apparently it's haunted.
I love this shot taken through the ever-present Spanish moss hanging from an old oak.
Not all plantations were owned by white men. This is an outbuilding on the Creole Laura Plantation--named after the daughter of the man who owned it. There's lots of lush vegetation around this plantation, giving it a much more tropical feel. Perfect for growing sugar cane, cher.
This boat was sitting at the back of the Ormond parking lot with a sign that said it was in the process of being restored. Obviously it has a looonnnnggg way to go. Doesn't look too seaworthy--but it does look very African Queenish.
Next month our niece is coming to visit from Illinois and we're taking her up to Natchez, MS for an overnight stay at a B&B. It's not in a grand mansion but even better--it's a little cottage just for us PLUS it's right at the cliff's edge overlooking the mighty Mississippi River. We'll be visiting some of the mansions, of course.
Next up . . . PRATTVILLE, ALABAMA. WOO HOO!!!