Lake Rosemound Inn
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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 ...
... State Historic site. This is the site of the Oakley Plantation, where John James Audubon arrived in 1821 to serve as a tutor for the young lady of the house. This house is built in a style more typical for the islands in the west indies, with great shutters allowing ventilation along the outside gallery, but helping to keep sun (and bugs) away. It was interesting that in this house, ...
... the time by finding a table with a view at a little convenience store across the street, which had the VERY BEST FRIED CHICKEN we had anywhere on our trip- perhaps the best I have ever had anywhere. After the parade we drove on to Clinton where we saw the Silliman Institute, a building which served as a hospital during the civil war (it is now a private school.) We also saw our first planter-era house, ...
... the furniture, and has become very popular for all sorts of occasions thanks to the internet apparently!
There is so much rain and warmth round these parts it's not surprising that the grounds are green and lush so need cutting often with tractors.
After oohing and ahing at the house, we took our leave to do more sight seeing. This time to a place called Angola where there's a state ...
Unfortunately there is not a lot to tell today. We left camp early and drove all day to Louisianna where we set up camp at Lafayette. The weather here is a lot more humid than we have previously experienced and this was a slight struggle for a number of us. After a long day of driving we sat down to eat an oriental ...