Super 8 Baton Rouge I/10
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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 ...
... yelled at that morning. Something like 'HURRY ON UP THERE, WILL YA'. He said he turned around and there was no one there.
We had a quick tour of the bottom level and were told some of the gruesome history. Pretty awesome place.
Next stop was Rosedown Plantation. Another beautiful old house with amazing gardens that went forever. It was easy ...
... the Natchez National Historical Park mansion of Melrose. A wealthy cotton planter, born in Pennsylvania, John McMurran began construction on this show home in 1841. It was considered one of the finest homes in Natchez- a town full of the town homes of millionaire planters. You can see more about Melrose here: http://www.nps.gov/natc/planyourvisit/u pload/Melrose-brochure-for-WEB-do-NOT-p ...
... gardens at Rosedown. The driveway to the house was lined with magnificent, moss draped cypress trees.
In the dining room at Rosedown we saw our first "shoo-fly" a cloth fan above the dining table with a pulley to swing back and forth and create a breeze for the diners, while keeping the flies at bay. I was surprised that screen windows were not yet invented! Amidst rooms which are still ...
- 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 ...