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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Oak Alley Plantation and Shopping

We must just feel so much at home here in Gina and Rollie’s driveway—we sleep in every morning getting a late start on our day—but then we are retired, isn’t that what we are supposed to do??

Gina wanted to spend the day with Ashley and Nicole as both will be leaving soon and it will be a while before their family is back together—they invited me to go along on this shopping trip and who was I to say no to a day of shopping with three fun women!!!  And we did have a ball!  Ashley and Parker will soon be returning to medical school out of the country where things such as Atkins Bars are not available—Ashley purchased every chocolate chip Atkins Bar in the local Wal Mart—9 boxes!!!!  They carry a multitude of things back with them—very organized and on a strict budget!  Nicole had Christmas gift certificates to spend, Gina and I just went along although we did find a couple of things.  I got some incredibly warm and comfortable slippers at Sam’s Club. 

Rollie decided to take Michael to Oak Alley Plantation.  In the early 1700’s a settler built a small house along the Mississippi River and planted 28 evenly spaced live oak trees.  In 1839 Jacques Roman, a wealthy planter built the present mansion for his wife.  The trees are now almost 300 years old.  Enjoy the photos Michael and Rollie took.

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Isn’t that the most incredible sight—those big, old trees! 

We all gathered back at Gina and Rollie’s to feast on leftovers.  Another absolutely awesome day in Louisiana!


  1. I'm sure you had a fun day with the girls but I had another fantastic day with Mike. I don't know the last time I had this much fun showing off different sites in my state. Thanks for letting Gina and I to show off our state.

    Rollie & Gina

  2. great shots of the plantation! the old trees!!

  3. Fantastic pictures of those old Oak trees with that mansion in the background. Pretty amazing sight.

  4. What grand trees those are! I'd much rather see them than go shopping. :)

  5. Sounds like you are having a great time over there on the "wrong" side of that big river. Enjoy and we'll see you in the desert soon!


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