Plantations & Antebellum Homes

Lafayette Travel Blog

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Alexander Mouton House, 1122 Lafayette St., Lafayette, LA

Up really early today, due mainly to the poor sleep we got last night. With only a few neighbors in the motel they all seemed to be a rowdy crowd, up till late and ready to fight with each other at any moment. Not the best for sleeping. Also, we had a room with only one Queen sized bed, which is a little snug for my wife and I at our size.

So, we are up at about 6:30 a.m. and dressed, without a shower I might add, and get packed for the day and ready for breakfast. Now this is another fun experience. The "Lobby" of this motel is a small room about eight feet long and six feet wide with a window to the desk clerk when they are there. The breakfast consisted of you choice of a tray of individually wrapped honey buns, a cup of orange juice, coffee and two kinds of cold cereal.

Lafayetter City Hall and statue of Alexander Moulton.
I saw the cute little styrofoam bowls and I saw the milk in the refrigerator but I never found the spoons. So we had a bun, juice and I had coffee.

Off we go to check out Louisiana and the Plantations and Antebellum homes. Lafayette is our first town, then St. Martinville and New Iberia. Several stops to take pictures and stroll. One historic site had a short tour through the old Plantation Home and we took a few pictures of the unique furniture. A very different small rocking chair with a drawer in the base, and a Rolling Pin bed. The bed used feathers and dried moss from the trees to stuff the mattress and in the morning the rolling pin, which was part of the head board was taken off and rolled up and down to re-spread the feathers and moss so they didn’t lump so badly. You can see the pin in the photo.

Today was one of the first days we have seen moss on the trees and we took several photos. The very old live oak trees are literally dripping with moss. We were told that in the 1980s the air got so bad that all of the moss was nearly killed off. Only efforts to clean the air have helped bring it back.

huibdos says:
Good tip to bring your own spoon:)
Posted on: Aug 29, 2009
Gail says:
Hi you guys, they tell me the moss has chiggers, so hope you didn't put any any your suit case...enjoying your trip also,stay safe...
Posted on: Apr 28, 2008
tvillingmarit says:
Nice to travel with you on your road trip, thanks
Posted on: Apr 27, 2008
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Alexander Mouton House, 1122 Lafay…
Alexander Mouton House, 1122 Lafa…
Lafayetter City Hall and statue of…
Lafayetter City Hall and statue o…
In St Martinsville, this State His…
In St Martinsville, this State Hi…
La Place dEvangeline Restaurant &…
La Place d'Evangeline Restaurant …
Another shot of La Place dEvangel…
Another shot of La Place d'Evange…
A couple of blocks away the downto…
A couple of blocks away the downt…
Nicely planted around this statue.
Nicely planted around this statue.
This is the oldest church in the s…
This is the oldest church in the …
A statue of an Attakapa Indian wit…
A statue of an Attakapa Indian wi…
Another of the downtown homes.
Another of the downtown homes.
The St Martin Parish Courthouse 41…
The St Martin Parish Courthouse 4…
A monument for the original owner …
A monument for the original owner…
This was one of the first times we…
This was one of the first times w…
This was a unique little rocking c…
This was a unique little rocking …
Love the moss.
Love the moss.
Pretty old trees
Pretty old trees
This was called a rolling pin bed.…
This was called a rolling pin bed…
We took a couple of pictures aroun…
We took a couple of pictures arou…
This was the Civic Center in New I…
This was the Civic Center in New …
This was the Civic Center in New I…
This was the Civic Center in New …
Their signage
Their signage
Another sign
Another sign
One of the beautiful homes.
One of the beautiful homes.
The sign at the Plantation house k…
The sign at the Plantation house …
The home looked very well restored…
The home looked very well restore…
Next was Grevemberg House.
Next was Grevemberg House.
Another hot of the Grevemberg plan…
Another hot of the Grevemberg pla…
The side of that home
The side of that home
Down the long drive to one plantat…
Down the long drive to one planta…
At the end of the day there was an…
At the end of the day there was a…
E. J. Lionel Grizzaffi Bridge head…
E. J. Lionel Grizzaffi Bridge hea…
The steeple looked castle like but…
The steeple looked castle like bu…
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