In Louisiana, there are a lot of great plantations that rose out the sugar trade in the 1800s. We went and visited one of the few still standing, Oak Alley Plantation. Oak Alley got its name from the 28 perfectly spaced oak trees that lead up to the house from the Mississippi river. The mansion, as well as the grounds, were immaculate! Photography inside the mansion was prohibited, so unfortunately we didn’t get any pictures of that part.
After exploring Oak Alley, we headed off to New Orleans. We had an amazing discount at a luxury RV resort right in the French Quarter. When we arrived at the resort, we were greeted by a man in a suit. This place was high class! We has a blast walking the streets and exploring the rich culture of the French Quarter. We also has some incredible meals including dinner at the Acme Oyster Company. Crawfish Etouffee, Seafood Gumbo, and Grilled Oysters…Yummm!
The next morning we took a look around an old graveyard nearby. New Orleans is nearly at sea level, so you can’t be buried underground. The maze of above ground graves were old and ornate. Many of the tombstones were in French and dated back to the late 1700s & early 1800s.