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.
The tall, airy home was built in 1806 and is surrounded by beautiful old live oaks.
This is the path leading to the kitchen.
The grounds also include slave cabins and a barn.
This turkey was not happy to have his picture made. He kept ruffling his feathers at me.
I handed the camera to Mason so there’s even a picture of me and G this time.
I love family outings. We definitely need to do this more often.