Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Monday, March 23, 2015

Houmas House

Nathan and Tanner had to leave today so Nathan could get back to work, but we made time to visit one more plantation before they did. We love Houmas House, and it's on the way to New Orleans, so that's where we went. It's beautifully maintained and has great guides. Today we had a man who was very knowledgeable and interesting. Houmas House was built in 1828 and was known as the Crown Jewel of River Road. It once included 300,000 acres and produced  20 million pounds of sugar a year.
Houmas House used to have the typical oak lined alley that lead out to the Mississippi River, but when the levee was built, 24 of the trees were removed, leaving just a few. Very Sad:(  One of the oaks still standing is 500 years old!
This clock once belonged to Marie Antoinette
Tanner was about to help Karina take a dip in the pond.
Tanner, the eternal tease

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