Thursday, May 12, 2011

River Road Rats!




"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase" Martin Luther King Jr.





Pictures are of the San Francisco Plantation located on River Road, Garyville, Louisiana--my husband and I visited there last Friday and enjoyed it very much. This makes the third Plantation home we have visited on River Road! We have become River Road rats! If you ever get the chance to visit Louisiana, I highly recommend putting aside a few days of your trip to visit these old historic plantations located about thirty miles west of New Orleans.



There is something very special about visiting these old plantation homes--almost all of them with slave cottages behind or beside them.

I feel a sense of sadness when we go through them. I wonder about the hardships they had to endure. Not just the slaves but the plantation owners as well.

What a different time and place it was back then.

I am thankful though, for the here and now. I like my central air-conditioning and heating. I'm pretty fond of running water as well!





And what can I say...except, I'm pretty wild about indoor plumbing too!



Be blessed ya'll and have a great Thursday.

11 comments:

Finding Pam said...

I love the MLK quote. I haven't been to garyville. Debra, do you live along the Gulf Coast?

Travis Cody said...

I think it's important to be reminded of this kind of history. That house is beautiful.

goodnightgram said...

That sounds like a fun thing to do. Thanks for sharing about it.

xinex said...

Hi Debra. I cannot imagine using an out house. I love touring plantation homes too. Great pics!...Christine

Grayquill said...

Yeah, I am with you on the pluses of indoor plumbing. I am pretty sure i wouldn't have survived long if I lived during that era.

Pat said...

I would love to see these homes, you can almost feel the history behind them.
I"m pretty fond of indoor plumbing too!

Colleen said...

I went to a plantation in Charleston last summer and saw the slave cabins there. Hard to see it in all its reality. But very moving too and special, as you said. God bless!

Deborah Ann said...

Gorgeous pictures! I would LOVE to see all those old plantations. New Orleans...not too crazy about, but we never ventured off the beaten path. NExt time...

Thanks for your vote! That means the world to me...

Brenda said...

Wow, what a huge--and bright--house! I don't think I would've wanted to live in something so big. Maybe a cross between the mansion and the slave quarters and yes, including the indoor plumbing!!

Sonja said...

I love those old homes too. In high school I went to a private christian school in Florida, it had been an estate and was on a lake. All the furniture, and houses were from the 1920's. It was wonderful!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
Everytime I go to new Orleans, I MUST visit RIVER ROAD!!!I have been to Nottoway, and Oak Alley. Loved them both!!!!I have never been to this one and I love the color!!!I want to be a river rat too!!!
What a fun outing you had.Is it going to flood there soon?????I sure hope everyone is doing ok, gosh the South has had enough this year, Prayers for no more flooding or hurricanes.
Big Hugs 2 U,
jamie