Oak Alley Plantation
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I was up at 7 a.m. this morning. Bright and early and ready for the day. My wife was still sound asleep so I was kinda quiet for a little while. Then I decided to take a shower and see if that noise would wake her. When I got out of the shower and came out to get dressed she was still sawing logs just as sound as before. I kept thinking that I’d just let her sleep. Sometimes she needs the added rest to keep her pain level lower. Finally about 9:45 a.m. she awoke. Oops, missed breakfast in the lobby. That stopped at 9:30. No big deal. Or at least that’s what we thought. She showered and dressed and we packed back up and were ready for the road by just after 10. When I went in to check out they were still serving breakfast and said we could still get ourselves some. Nice of them. So we grabbed some juice, a hard-boiled egg and a sweet roll.
Then on the road from Morgan City headed north to check out as many Plantation homes as the day would allow.
Along the way we drove through several small communities taking pictures the whole day. Homes, churches, courthouses, and anything else that caught our eye, including water towers.
We actually took only one tour today. Oak Alley Plantation was the one we didn’t want to miss. It took us nearly two hours at that property. Lots of pictures, even though we were not supposed to take any indoors. I did take a couple and a few more through the two hundred year old glass. That’s why they look a little wavy.
Water towers always have the town name on them so we liked to shoot each one. Mid-day today we went past one and it only said "Welcome", and I thought darn, I wish I knew what town it was instead of a big welcome. Judy checked the map and sure enough, the name of the town was "Welcome, Louisiana"