Sunday, April 5, 2009

Livingston, LA again

We liked Lakeside RV Park that we visited a few weeks ago so much that we decided to stay there again. Today, we drove back to the Great River Road area to visit some more old plantations. Our first stop was at the Laura Plantation, a Creole plantation dating back over 200 years. Our hour-long tour really covered a lot of the Creole history of the area.

A few miles down the road we visited Oak Alley Plantation that got its name from the twenty-eight evenly spaced oak trees planted in the early 1700's in two rows leading to the Mississippi River. These three-hundred year old oaks were simply awesome. The beautiful house was built in 1837 by a rich Creole sugar planter to take advantage of the view provided by the oaks. Again, we learned more about the history of the Creole people. We even sipped on a mint julep while sitting on the veranda. When in Rome...

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