Saturday, June 12, 2010

oak alley plantation


antebellum home tour is about to happen right about now. when we first found out that we were coming to mississippi, the first thing my dad said was, "oh you have to go see some of those antebellum homes..." i was like, right, i'll get right on that.

actually, i did think it would be pretty fun. however, it took us almost a full year of living here to finally get to some. today was the day. emily's mom is in town this week, so we decided to make the drive out to baton rouge and back and hit plantation row along the route from baton rouge to new orleans.

we saw plenty of sweet homes along the mis'sipp, but we took a tour of the best one. the oak alley plantation. the oaks above are around 400 years old. and the oaks below are only 150 years old. pretty awesome.

we weren't allow to take any pictures of the mansion's insides. but this picture is from the balcony out towards the mississippi river.
and once we got out in the alley, we sorta went crazy with the photoshoot. but who wouldn't when you think your kid looks so cute posing on the brick path.

even emily's mom, jenny, got in on the posing fun. i think Will loves being with his grandma. the two of them giggled and babbled at each other for most of the car ride (when Will wasn't sleeping).

all in all it was a really fun day. and a super sweaty day at that. i don't know how those people lived in this heat without proper AC, let alone work in the fields...

10 comments:

mom/shauna said...

I can't believe how old those oaks are!!! Will gets cuter by the minute. He is quite the smiler.

Whitney said...

Those trees are amazing and so beautiful. Wish we could have been there with you guys!

aimee said...

I think baby will is above average cute for a kid his age. Just saying.

Jill T said...

Will is a photogenic kid! That tour sounds fun. I would love to do that one day...too bad you won't still be there if we ever make it to that neck of the woods...

Stephen said...

livin' it up in the souf.

Jamie said...

i love love the plantations. we went when we were in new orleans awhile back. they are all so beautiful. heard you were in town for memorial day and didn't call. boo. hopefully next time :)

Melinda Frandsen said...

Will is seriously adorable--and such a little man in all of these photos. Those trees are amazing. I would love to tour the plantations.

Elise said...

this looks incredible! i'm sad i never got to come down there :( but can't wait to see little William in the wonderful state of Utah!!

Dede said...

That's so pretty. Will is getting so big! Can't wait to have you guys closer :)

Josh & Jo said...

Pete- that 3rd pic is awesome. What lens/setting did you use???