We took River Road from New Orleans towards Baton Rouge to get a glimpse of the past.
Antebellum mansions are space throughout the road that runs right next to the Mississippi River. You can't really see the river as you drive now since levees have been built to help prevent flooding.
This was the Evergreen Plantation. I loved the double staircase in the front.
Just as we got to Oak Alley, we noticed a riverboat had arrived full of passengers to see the homes here.
Here is Oak Alley, majestic oak trees line each side of the driveway up to the house.
We also got a picture of the Bocage Plantation.
Here's the spectacular house.
There was one large oak tree know as the Burnside tree, the branches are so massive they have reached back down to the ground.
Here's a fountain at the back of the house.
The azaleas are in full bloom here.
After visiting the Houmas House, we were hungry and headed to another piece of history, The Cabin for a late lunch.
Monday was also another beautiful day, so we went back into New Orleans to take a Double Decker Bus Tour through the city.
We basically saw the same things we saw on Friday, but it was nice to see everything in the sun.
and we ended up again at Cafe Du Monde
with more beignets.
We really enjoyed our time here in New Orleans and hope to come again. Tuesday, we plan to be back in Texas.