Wingate by Wyndham Houma
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... larger their table ware would be. They also would turn it upside down so that their family crest would show. Another thing I learned was that the homes in the New Orleans area would have a large fan over the dining table. I did take a picture of this--it was to help keep them cool and also to shoo the flies away. After the tour, we came back to the boat and Kateva read the paper while I toodled around the boat. The ...
The sultry air barely moved. The giant Live Oaks stood sentry over the path leading from the wide, brown Mississippi river to the big house. Sugar cane grew silently across the plantation, dragging nutrients from the ground and thriving in the moist, opressive air.
Bec and I sat quietly sipping our Mint Juleps, watching the plantation cat toying with the tourists. Life was ...
Woke up to it raining, but heading back west to Fort Worth today.
Visited Laura Plantation and had a guided tour which was extremely interesting. The Laura plantation also ties in with the folklore and story "Brer rabbit and the Tar Baby". ...
Today we toyed with the idea of going to one more plantation house: San Francisco House. A brochure and its website show a rather grand Creole house. Not anything like the other Creole house we visited, Laura Plantation. But in the end we decided to take the day off from touring and tended to some housekeeping chores. I did the laundry, gave Abby a bath, caught up on some blogging (this blogging is fun but a ...
... he married my Great Grandmother. These two sisters had a cousin whose son was David Gamble Murrell, Cornelia's husband. Another cousin of Emily and Minerva, George Ross Murrell (who is related to Chief John Ross) owned a nearby plantation called Tally-Ho. The original house built in 1831 still exists and I was able to drive by and take a picture. The house is not open to the public but it is a registered historic property. A bigger, more grand house ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking