While we stayed in New Orleans, on top of the fabulous night life in the Quarter, we toured some of the surrounding areas — particularly some Antebellum home along the Mississippi. The two shots below are taken at Nottaway. One is a view of the river from the porch and the other is a view of the house (mansion!) itself. In its heyday, folk would arrive via riverboat to parties held at the home.
We also toured the Atchafalaya swamp (where the Mississippi would flow if not for the Army Corps of Engineers), Vermillion Ville (Cajun country), Avery Island (for you Tobasco fans), and a little place in amongst the bayous near Houma which serves what I believe to be the best corn bread in the south — the Log Cabin. The wooden alligators outside the Log Cabin captured my interest long enough for a photo.