Yesterday I took a mental health day off from work to spend with my family. The main purpose was to drive down to NOLA and visit my 96 year old aunt. But after a nice long visit (and she is still just as spunky and awesome as ever) we took the river road route instead of the interstate to do a little sight seeing along the way! We passed close to 3 or 4 plantation homes and oodles of fabrication plants along the Mississippi River and then we finally decided on a whim to go ahead and check out one of the plantation homes.
We ended up at Houmas House Plantation in Darrow, Louisiana.
It's located a little less than halfway between Baton Rouge (where I live) and New Orleans and right smack on the edge of the levee near the river.
I will also say this. I usually get creeped out going to places like this (the history...ugh), but this one didn't make me feel too uneasy. I've been to several Plantations before (The Myrtles, Oak Alley, etc) since they are so abundant here in Louisiana but this was the best one I think.
Here's a few pictures from our little in-state jaunt and I'll let them do the talking. All in all it was a perfect little getaway from the day to day hustle of everyday life. The grounds were absolutely stunning and its no wonder so many people want to have their wedding ceremonies performed here.
|This is the coolest bookshelf I have ever seen!|
|From the second floor balcony looking towards the levee|
|My dad and uncle admiring a bird cage|
|A trip to a Southern plantation just would not be complete without a Mint Julep!|
|There was a bar in here. Seriously. And I wanted to steal that frog statue|