Laura

A Creole Plantation, Vacherie, LA Prior to the Civil War, more than half of America's millionaires lived between New Orleans and Natchez, along the Mississippi River. Many plantation homes have been destroyed, but also many were saved.  This Laura Plantation house was built in 1805, but according to my tour guide the plantation itself predates... Continue Reading →

Malus – Beauregard House

The Malus-Beauregard House is located at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. The house was originally built by Madeline Pannetier Malus, in 1833 or 1834 in a French Colonial Style, facing the Mississippi River.  She died in 1835, and the house was purchased by Caroline Fabrice Cantrello, and remodeled to the Greek... Continue Reading →

Magnolia Mound

The Magnolia Mound Plantation House is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near the Mississippi River, located about one mile south of the downtown area.  It was built in the French Creole style in 1791, with an addition in the early 1800's. The main room has a rare... Continue Reading →

Siesta Key Beach

I've purchased a new camera:  Samsung WB350F.  There's much to learn, and it's WiFi enabled.  I took it to Siesta Key Beach today for a test run. Siesta Key Beach has regularly been voted one of the top ten beaches in North America.  Cross a bridge from the mainland, a short drive through the village,... Continue Reading →

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