We decided to head north after almost a week at Yellow Cotton Bayside. The wind remained at 20-30 mph; that wasn't good for fishing. So, we came back up to visit our friend, Gina, and go to tour a plantation. Perhaps one of the most famous is Oak Alley Plantation along the Mississippi. The above view is the reason that the Big House was built right at the end of an "alley" of live oaks that were meant to channel the cooler breezes off of the river to the Big House. This was their kind of air conditioning in the stiffling southern Louisianna. Now you can't really get a view of the river from this door/balcony becuse of the levy along the river.