Tuesday, January 18, 2011

a saturday outing

Since all my guys had a three day weekend, we decided to do something different on Saturday.  We drove up to St. Francisville, Louisiana to tour one the the old plantation homes, Oakley Plantation.  The home is part of the Audubon State Historic Site.  It is named after John James Audubon because he lived at Oakley Plantation for four months in 1821 and completed 32 of his paintings of birds while there.
Before touring the home, we walked on a short trail through the woods.
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The tall, airy home was built in 1806 and is surrounded by beautiful old live oaks. 
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This is the path leading to the kitchen.
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The grounds also include slave cabins and a barn.
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This turkey was not happy to have his picture made.   He kept ruffling his feathers at me.
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I handed the camera to Mason so there’s even a picture of me and G this time.
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I love family outings.  We definitely need to do this more often.
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24 comments:

  1. I just love southern architecture. Great photos of your outing!!

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  2. Looks like a wonderful trip! Love your site! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  3. What a neat outing! I love those southern plantation homes; the history is always so amazing!

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  4. Cool outing!!!! I am sure it was spectacular :D

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  5. I love trips like this - old historic homes...love it.

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  6. Sounds like a great trip/weekend! What an amazing home! I love looking at things like this xx

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  7. What a neat spot to visit. I love the ambience of the south. And I love live oak trees, too. (I have one in my yard.)

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    PS. I messed up my link tbis week. Here's the right one:
    Good Friends Last Forever

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  8. what a wonderful outing! we haven't done anything in oh so long...

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  9. What quality time you all had. I can't get over that turkey -we're not used to seeing those types often in Scotland. That tail looks like it's a paper fan.

    http://leavesnbloomphotography.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-prize-from-non-pareil-design-has.html

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  10. Family is what life is all about. Great photos for a memorable day together. Love your blog:)

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  11. Great photos, sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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  12. What great photos. LOVE the willow tree & that house is amazing. I always tell me husband that I am so drawn to places like that- I swear I lived there in a past life :)

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  13. Oh definitely I wanna go places this year (and bring my camera to every one!) Zoo is first on my list! :D Who knows where else! And I LOVE older houses...especially plantations and that would've been just amazing to see!

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  14. I love that second picture. There is just something about it that I absolutely love. What a beautiful place to visit.

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  15. It looks like such a lovely day out. Great Photos!

    Amber
    http://learningdigitalphotographyblog.com/

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  16. I love that third picture, everyone has the exact same stance and posture. You can tell it's family!

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  17. I love touring historical homes. I like to imagine all of the bustling events that tool place in each room. Great post and thanks so much for linking up!

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  18. You got some amazing photos! It was one of those posts where you start out thinking "I will comment on that one" and by the time you get to the end there were so many great ones you are just overwhelmed! So let's just leave it at "Beautiful work!" =)

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  19. What a lovely shot of you and G! Your photos of the plantation are great, I bet the plantation would love to have those for their website!

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  20. Enjoyed the photo of you and Gary!! A nice looking couple!!

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