Oak Alley, a classic Southern Antebellum Plantation (Day out New Orleans)

By Alexandra Redisch in Vacherie, Louisiana Have you ever wanted to visit a southern plantation? In New Orleans, I visited two. The first was the unusual Creole plantation Laura - very different from what we think of as a typical southern plantation. Now it's time [...]

2020-08-27T12:43:41+01:0027 May 2016|Daytrip, Louisiana|

Laura Plantation – Portrait of a Creole family (Day out New Orleans)

By Alexandra Redisch in Vacherie, Louisiana At the earnest insistence of my three children, Lollie, Daisie and Charlie Jr., I write the memories of my childhood days on the old plantation in Louisiana for them. I have concluded to do so, before my memory begins [...]

Mississippi paddlewheeling – and the War of 1812 (Day out New Orleans)

Rambling along New Orleans' riverside one day, we come upon the Creole Queen. She is about to sail down the river. Do we want to come along? Now or never... Of course we hop on - and are glad we did. It wouldn't feel right [...]

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