Monday, October 20, 2008

Baton Rouge!

As I mentioned yesterday, this weekend was quite the adventure with my parents being in town. Here are the pictures I promised!

Sean got a gun for Christmas from my parents, grandparents and my aunt and uncle. We decided to give it to him early, as you can see he's excited.

A family portrait, I just wish my hair looked decent!

Flower at the welcome center in Layfayette.

I thought the turtles were cute too!

A window outside the capitol building.

One of the statues outside the capitol, they were huge!

How impressive is the capitol? It has an observation deck on the 27th floor. If you are ever there go up there! It's awesome!

My parents outside the capitol.

The inside was gorgeous too!

One of the views from the observation deck.

We visited the Laura Plantation outside of Vacherie, LA. It wasn't what you would imagine with the huge, white column plantation home, but our guide told us it was actually more typical of what the plantation homes looked like. Our guide was FANTASTIC! I learned so much on this tour, if you have the chance you really should check out the Laura Planation. This plantation was also where the story of Brer Rabbit was first written down.

One of the slave quarters

In one of the rooms inside the plantation home.

I thought these were such pretty flowers!

This is Oak Alley Plantation, we didn't get to go in since it was closing, but I did get a few pictures. I want to go back there and stay before we leave Louisiana, it is just gorgeous! I love the trees in front of it.

After the plantation tour we headed back to Baton Rouge and then home to Fort Polk, but not before stopping at Faustos in Kinder. I love that place! They seriously have the best grilled shrimp and baked potatoes. If you are ever in that area you need to eat there.

12 comments: Maegan said...

these photos are awesome! The water in the turtle photo!?!?!!??! insanely amazing!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Great usual! I love the driveway of Oak Alley. That's what I always wanted my street to look like when I buy my first home.

Lindsey said...

Love the pictures! Looks like a fabulous time!

LyndsAU said...

Love the pictures. Your husband looks so excited :)

Mrs. Forever said...

Great pictures!

Ashley said...

One other plantation you MUST visit (if you haven't already) before you leave LA is The Myrtles in St. Francisville. I love that place!!!

Elizabeth said...

wow, that last photo is breathtaking!

Sarah said...

I love Oak Alley! Houmas House is a must see too... I'm Sarah- I'm new to your blog:)

Weeksie50 said...

Wow, beautiful pictures..
I am glad you guys had a good time..

SondreLyn said...

I love Oak Alley, it is so beautiful and beautifully preserved. I was there years ago. NO is one of my favorite places to visit. I haven't been to Laura, though. Have to keep that one in mind.

Sara said...

Glad you got to see one of your southern victorian homes finally. Its been years since I've been to Baton Rouge but I used to go a couple of times a year to visit family. Like I said, when I get there we can go visit a couple of other cities.

~~tonya~~ said...

Glad you had a good time in the Baton Rouge area. Always love going to Oak Alley. All the plantations along River Road are wonderful. Love all the pictures.