On Monday, we decided to head out to a couple of plantations. We started with Oak Alley, which is famous ... because folks, it's where Hope and Bo got married in 1985 on Days of Our Lives. To commemorate the vast import of that historical event, Mom and I watched that footage on YouTube as we sat in the cafeteria on my iPhone.
Oak Alley has 28 Live Oaks out front, and it makes a lovely entry to the old home:
We had a mint julep on the veranda. Here I am enjoying mine:
And lastly, here's my Mom and I out in front. Mom, I hope you don't mind making your blog debut here...
Next, we drove just down the street to Laura Plantation. Laura is a Creole Plantation, and it had bright colors and a lively feel. I told my Mom that I was clearly of Creole decent because I loved how everything looked.
Here's the front of the house:
And the backyard, check out the sky!
The next day we went on a swamp tour. It was pretty cool - the best part was the very end, when we came upon Brutus. Brutus is a 15 1/2 foot, 35 year old alligator. He was actually very nice, and loved eating hot dogs and marshmallows. Check him out...