Wingate by Wyndham Houma
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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 ...
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We went to another plantation “Oak Alley Plantation but $20 just to enter, so just took photos from the outside. All the plantations were allotted river frontages in those days to catch the breezes. Tracks ...
... consuming), and did some photo review/editing. We went for a good walk on the levee and out to lunch at Hymels. One Tripadvisor review of Hymels says that when you walk in the record stops and everyone turns to look at the strangers coming in....we found this to be true. We were definitely the only people not on their lunch hour from one of the nearby refineries on River Road. Thats OK, the seafood was ...
... on the Tally-Ho plantation in the 1890s but it burned in 1945. My Great Grandfather, Milton Preston Jarnagin, remained close with the Murrell family even after he married my Great Grandmother and apparently took his family to Tally-Ho for visits. He died at Tally-Ho in May of 1895....I am not sure of the cause of death. I have been working on my genealogy lately and being able to make the connection with Tally-Ho has made our visit here very special to ...
... this one well as this plantation had healthy profits for 20 years prior to the Civil War and economic downturns. Our tour guide had a great accent and was very knowledgeable and fast talking. We learned about the construction of the house, the family, the Creole culture, the sugarcane business, the life of the slaves. More about Laura Plantation: http://www.lauraplantation.com/sugar.as ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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