After we left New Orleans we decided to swing by and old famous plantation I've wanted to visit for YEARS.
This is Oak Alley Plantation. Isn't it amazing?
Even now I still can't believe we actually were able to visit this place. Living up in Alaska I just got to thinking most of these neat places I'd dreamed of visiting would only ever be a dream.
I really do love our life. God has blessed us incredibly. Even the boys had a great time.
These trees are 300 yr old "Live Oaks" that were planted sometime in the early 1700's. They have a life expectancy of 600 years.
Seems like a long time doesn't it?
I wondered why they were calling them "Live Oaks" - I guess live oaks don't go dormant in the winter but stay green and growing all year long. The person who planted them in the alley formation that stretches over a quarter of a mile didn't build this house and never got the benefit of such grandeur. Bummer for that guy.
The house is a greek-revival style antebellum home. The strangest tidbit we learned was that one of the owners use to open the front and back doors and hold horse races where the horses raced right through the main hall of the home. They raced in the front and out the back door (or vice versa, I'm not sure), totally destroying the original marble floors. The guy must have been insane.
This was absolutely worth the side trip, if your in the area you can't miss seeing this place.