On Friday the American Queen docked in Vacherie, Louisiana, next to Oak Alley, a former sugar plantation known for the double row of ancient live oaks that form a canopy over the walkway to the plantation house.
Photo taken 200 years later - 2012. Two significant events involving the new mode of transportation 1815 & 1825: 1815: "The next morning the steamer Walk-on-the-Water was to leave New Orleans for Natchez, and our passage was engaged on her.
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Along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans lies Oak Alley Plantation. I stopped here on a road trip from Houston to New Orleans last October. This is the view from the balcony of the antebellum mansion to the quarter-mile stretch of 300-year-old oak trees. This scene makes me dream of a bygone era where men were genteel and women didn’t sweat; they glistened.
I can remember spring-time at my aunt’s house in New Orleans to be just as spectacular as what we have witnessed here in Houston this past month. I recall the Easter morning when she lovingly presented to me a hand-painted porcelain egg resting upon a bed of fresh alfalfa. Iwas at the tender age of seven. I thought it was the most beautiful gift and I greatly admired it.