Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Outings

We went with some friends to do a plantation tour. It was probably the muggiest, warm day that we have had here yet. We started with Oak Alley, which is the most photographed plantation here. It gets its name from the fact that a French settler planted 28 oak trees equally apart about 300 years ago. The result is worth the trip.




Our next outing was to the Audoban Aquarium in New Orleans. There is a ferry not far from where we live that takes us right to it .




Shawn's mom came for a two week visit so we all played tourist together. She is on her way back home today and we will miss her.
We have quite a long list of places and things yet to see. Be prepared.

8 comments:

Erin said...

I know I have seen that plantation in a movie or mini-series at some point--it is stunning. There is just something about the south.

Juli said...

So glad you're enjoying your new territory =).

ali said...

wow, how beautiful! Isn't it funny to think that all those years ago there were people settling new land and planting these tiny trees that they would never really be able to appreciate?

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

beautiful...and Tyler will be there soon!

Melanie said...

We want to come visit you guys so much! It looks so pretty and we miss you guys.

Jenn said...

Looks fun! I'm jealous!

Andrea said...

Those trees are stunning! I am glad to see that the twin adjustment is going well enough to get out and have fun already.

Tongue River Boulters said...

hey it looks like you are have fun in the south. mum wanted to know if all is good with Mary and I am glad she got to see the babies. email me if you get a chance or have mary email me. thx kari