I honestly cannot remember the last time I got to take a week long vacation where I didn’t have to watch my email or phone calls… it’s been at least 6 years. Well, last week Aaron, my boyfriend, took me on an awesome Spring Break to Louisiana, and I had a BLAST! It was a short drip, only 5 days, and we drove so traveling took up quite a bit of our time, but it was amazing. I had so much fun and I can’t wait to go back.
Tuesday, we spent the day in New Orleans with two of his friends from college and we had a ball. There was so much to see and do and buy and DRINK! It was literally 12 hours of drinking, and I kept forgetting that I could take my drinks to go. I was reminded like 7 times and surprised each and every time, haha. We were a month late this year, but we will definitely be going back next year for Mardi Gras.
A couple months ago I read a book about Myrtles Plantation, written by a previous owner. Ever since we started planning the trip, visiting Myrtles was the ONLY thing I wanted to do. And I did! Unfortunately, I was there on a Wednesday so I didn’t get to take the ghost tour, as they only do those on Friday and Saturdays, but the tour guide was nice enough to tell me some of the stories. I knew most of them from the book I read, but it was amazing to physically be present in the house. He said that people still see and hear things on a regular basis and I am crazy fascinated, so we will absolutely be spending the night when we visit next year. I must have taken a hundred pictures, but here is a little collage I made:
There were no ghosts to be seen or heard on this visit.
After lunch, we went to another plantation called Houmas House. The property was huge, and has undergone some major renovations and updates in the past couple years. The owner actually lives in the house and has added an expansive gift shop, a number of gardens and ponds, and has furnished the entire house with period furniture. Though a bit annoying, the tour guide knew a ton of information and seemed to have all the answers. The house itself was just beautiful. Here’s another collage I made, this time of Houmas House:
If you’re at all interested in architecture, design, landscaping, or just plain old history, I definitely recommended checking out these plantations or even ones in your own state. There are so many more to see in LA, and there are a couple in Charles City, just an hour or so away from where we live. Check ‘em out!
I’ll post some more pics from our trip, too :)
Headed to NOLA for the day!
Let’s see, it’s 8:00 now, so I’ll get a hurricane at… 9? Ha!
In one week, I will be strolling around NOLA, hurricane in hand…