In and out of the swamp

Trip Start Jul 25, 2005
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Trip End Aug 15, 2005


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Wednesday, August 3, 2005

The next morning, we headed for the swamp to see some plantations. Our first stop was one of the few Creole plantations still in existence, Laura's Plantation. The tour guide provided a detailed history of the Creole life which only enhanced our understanding that we had learned the prior day. The house itself had fallen prey to an electrical fire a couple years ago, but it was really the history that made it interesting anyway. Next we headed for an American plantation, Oak Alley. This stop was definitely more touristy with individuals dressed in period dress and much larger groups of tourists. The house itself was impressive, but what made the house was the row of three hundred year old oak trees which lined the entrance to the mansion. After a quick Mint Julep, we headed for Houston to meet up with June. As we pulled in, June had already prepared a homemade meal, thanks June! Then before bed, we played an intense game of Scattergories, where Jill destroyed everyone playing.
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