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State Capital: Baton Rouge
Important Cities: New Orleans, Shreveport
Year of Statehood: 1812
State Motto: Union, Justice, and Confidence
State Flower: Magnolia ...
Outside of New Orleans you can tour the bayou and the sugarcane plantations. Both New Orleans or Baton Rouge can be used as the base for these tours. The plantation tour gives you a taste of the 1800s sugar industry when sugar was considered "white gold". Sugar plantation were run by the family and overseen by the Director (who inherited the role as the smartest child - male or female). The Creole saying was "my family is my business and my business was my family" and ...
... New Orleans, which the owners sons had fought in with the General. The rooms were filled with antiques authentic to the early 1800's. The outbuildings were also intact, and we were given a tour of these work areas which sustained the house and the plantation.You can read more about the Cottage Plantation here: http://www.cottageplantation.com/
From here we drove a short distance to ...
... the Turnbull’s furniture were lovely portraits and works of art. Outside was a small doctor’s house, built to keep the doctor nearby after a family member fell ill to fever. (The doctor later married into the family!) It took many dedicated servants to run this household and we saw the bell system which was used to call them-much like that on Downton Abbey, if you are a fan. We also saw the ...
- Before going to New Orleans, we decided to stop off at LSU and go to a football game. This was to the delight of Jeff and Reagan because football is their favorite sport.
- Hours before the game we got gas for $37.54, food and drinks for $10.57, and ice for $8.00.
- Two hours before the game we walked around ...