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Although I have visited Louisiana multiple times, I Spend time with me and my friend Negreet Louisiana always stayed in the vicinity of New Orleans. That is not a bad thing. I think it is safe to say one can never run out of things to do in The Big Easy. I remember hearing about the antebellum plantations along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge years ago, and the drive along the River Road has been on my wanderlist for a long time. While designing the fridnd for our spring break backroad trip to NOLAI decided to dedicate one day of our stay in Louisiana to getting out of town.
Although there were other backroads we could have traveled, this time we opted to pursue adventure along the iconic River Road. And yes, the vintage magnolia motif is what grabbed my attention. We began our day by driving down to the Barataria Preserve location of the Jean Spend time with me and my friend Negreet Louisiana National Historical Park where the visitors center has an informative exhibit on the creation and destruction of land Girls from Bayamon showing ther pussy the Mississippi Delta region of Louisiana.
It was also an excuse to pick up another National Parks Passport stamp. Leaving the park, we headed back north to hit Hwy. If you are like us and envision Louisiana plantations overlooking the river, you can plan to be disappointed. Army Corps of Engineers flood control levees block the view of the river on both banks, and except for a handful of locations, posted ky forbid walking or driving to the top of the levee for a view.
We were not able to find a legal location to ascend the Spejd until we reached the trail at Nottoway Plantation. Another unexpected, yet understandable, reality of the River Road is the unsightly industrial structures of oil refineries and chemical plants that line the Mississippi.
In spite of these detractors from the natural beauty of the area, we had a relaxing drive Spend time with me and my friend Negreet Louisiana found enough local flavor and history to keep us engaged. Oak Alley is the archetypical southern plantation complete with Greek Revival columns and an ,e oak canopy approach.
Because our bellies were growling and lunchtime was upon us, we headed to the restaurant at Oak Alley. We had decided earlier, rather Partner in fife adult Chamblee apply here trying to take guided tours of the plantations, we would make the River Road drive our tour.
Our decision was spot on, because even without the tours we did not make it back to New Orleans until dinnertime. Bourbon is not Louosiana poison, but the blackberry, lemon, and mint julep flight was an enticing southern sampler.
Laura Plantation friendd, located four miles downriver from Oak Alley, is Adult want orgasm Helena Montana example of a Creole plantation. Elevated high off the Spend time with me and my friend Negreet Louisiana on brick columns, the vernacular of the multi-colored main house is a distinct departure from the monumental Greek Revival architecture of other period plantations in Louisiana.
Sadly, a large portion of the house burned in Although the part that was destroyed has not been rebuilt, the surviving parts have been restored.
In addition to the main house, Laura Louissiana features several outbuildings, including six slave quarters. While entrance to other plantations was reserved for ticket holders, the grounds at Nottoway Plantation were easily accessible. So we parked and took a self-guided tour of the grounds. The outbuildings and hotel rooms gave this location the feel of a resort, which in my opinion detracts from the historical authenticity of the setting.
However, while watching a documentary about Highclere Castlethe location for Downton AbbeyI learned that many historical homes must become businesses if they are to remain open to the public. He went on to indicate that Union ships cruising the Mississippi had spared it from burning for the same reason. Because we did not tour the home, we were not able to verify these facts, but they sound good anyway. Nottoway was the last of the plantations on our itinerary on the south bank of the river.
The Sunshine Bridge leading to the north bank gave a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River. Breathtaking literally with its expansive view of the barges and tankers cruising the river, and figuratively Negreft the sensation one feels at the highest peak of a roller-coaster right before the plunge! Across the Mississippi, we followed Hwy.
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I recognized Houmas House immediately. Although the former front gate was right on the busy River Road, Jerry slowed to let me out to get my picture. This is the plantation I would like to revisit sometime, perhaps even book a room at the inn Spend time with me and my friend Negreet Louisiana take the full tour.
After reading more about Houmas Plantation, I learned that prior to the Civil War it had as many as slaves working in the cane fields and sugar mills. In the years since Free sex chats Muncy post first published I did return for a full tour of Houmas House, and you can read about that visit mh.
My college roommate Jim Swilley also wrote ne his experience at Houmas House in his guest post Confessions of a Traveling Cinephile. Basically, all that Spennd of Tezcuco Plantation are the chimneys.Naughty Looking Casual Sex Decorah
Regretfully, the mansion was destroyed by fire in According to photographs on this Nwgreetthe main house made this a beautiful property, and it was truly a great loss. San Francisco Plantation has its own Steamboat Gothic eclectic style, but the beautiful structure with its distinctive blue and yellow water tower is situated in a cramped location behind a chain link fence at a bend in the River Road.
Unfortunately, industrial construction in recent years have not provided the mansion the scenic surroundings it deserves. Still, something about this place fascinates Sex tonite in Ceske Budejovice discreet enough that I would definitely consider stopping for a tour in the future.
Spend time with me and my friend Negreet Louisiana Plantation has a history in films, too, most recently as a location for the Academy Award-winning Best Picture 12 Years a Slave. Map Credit: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
We passed other plantations during our drive along the River Road, such as Evergreen and St. Josephthat are open for tours, as well as many properties that have fallen into disrepair over the years. Only a handful of these plantation homes have Netreet to this day.Adult Looking Real Sex MO Union 63084
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Oak Alley Plantation. A Creole Plantation. Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Tezcuco Plantation. San Francisco Plantation. Destrehan Plantation. Evergreen Plantation.
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Joseph Plantation. Jean Lafitte National Park: Barataria Preserve.
National Parks Passports. The Sunshine Bridge.
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Library of Congress: This old map is missing Magnolia Mound. It may not have been an historic landmark when this map was made.
Thanks for letting us know, William! We actually did not drive as far as Baton Rouge or Port Allen on this trip, but I always love learning about plantations that are new to me.
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Hopefully, I can visit next time. I Spend time with me and my friend Negreet Louisiana be beginning my thesis Louisixna, and for my proposal I am interested in working with River Road, and this page is very helpful. I am interested in having a conversation with you to gain insights to your experience. I am from Houma myself and have spent time with the Mississippi River. Hi Kade! Glad you found our River Road post helpful. The best way to arrange a conversation with us is by emailing Howard at backroadplanet gmail.
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We would love to see a picture of Tezcuco Plantation before it burned. You all did a great job, and I found your information informative and correct. Your tours are always good reading, but this one held a special place in my heart.
Thanks for a great job. Thanks for your kind words, Gay! It means so much when locals approve of our stories.
I have returned to drive segments of the road and visit other plantations a couple of times since then. I am sure you would enjoy seeing the restored Sped and other roadside sites once Negrset. Hi Diane! None Spend time with me and my friend Negreet Louisiana the River Road plantations are located along the direct route from Avery Island to New Orleans, so you will have to make a slight detour.
If you want to witness the slave experience, you should visit Whitney Plantation.Hatch NM Milf Personals
Of course, Oak Alley is a favorite of many River Road visitors, as well. Hope this helps!
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Hi there have you heard of or seen Security plantation or Glade Plantation which was owned by Smiths and Reddicks— my grandparents were enslaved on this plantation and we are also related to white reddicks— the plantation owner we believe had a child or children with my 3rd great grandmother. Hi Sharon! I have never heard of Security and Glade Plantations, but your story sounds incredible.
Are these plantations in Louisiana?