Oak Alley Plantation near New Orleans, LA is a National Historic Landmark and for good reason. As you drive along Great River Road near the banks of the Mississippi River, nothing prepares you for your first glimpse of The "Big House". This antebellum mansion was built in 1839 as a gift from a wealthy Creole sugar planter to his young bride. The twenty-eight live oak trees had been planted by the previous land owner as a walkway from the banks of the river.
Today, you can tour the "Big House", walk the grounds, eat in the restaurant, stop by the Ice Cream Parlor or stay at the bed and breakfast. Whew! Weddings and receptions can also be held at the plantation. This location is a little off the beaten path, but...most good things are.
This is my seventh year posting to this blog! Can you believe it? I want to thank each of you for taking a moment out of your day to read my posts. I've had more than 13,500 page views by readers in 37 countries around the world. It's fun to think of folks living in places so different than mine, checking out my blog.
Take the time to explore the world around you. You don't need to go far, just let the "travel spirit" move you. See you on the road less traveled.
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