Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A little rain couldn't even stop us!

It only took us eight years to make the forty five minute drive to Vacherie Louisiana. So, when my husband has the weekend off not even the rain could stop my plans. We packed a picnic of fabulous Curry Chicken Salad and pb&j's for the kids and headed off to Oak Alley Plantation.

We had a wonderful time learning a little more about Southern living, and seeing these 300 year old oak trees was breath taking.
My children had just has wonderful a time sloshing around in puddles, and wishing that I would give them permission to climb just "one" of the big beautiful trees.

We left a little more soggy then when we came , but the rain felt good and rejuvenating as having the whole family together. It was what we needed a weekend, a picnic, and these memories.


Blogger Liz said...

Oak Alley is such a beautiful place! Glad you finally made the drive and got to see it as a family!

September 6, 2007 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

I LOVE Oak Alley... I am sos glad you finally made it, rain or no! Great photos - oh, this made me miss LA today!!!

September 6, 2007 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Memories! That is a pretty incredible place. Looks like you had a great time. That photo of the trees is fabulous, Allison!

September 6, 2007 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oak Alley was my favorite plantation home of all! I'm so glad you went to see it. I'm glad to see the trees are still standing!

September 6, 2007 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Becky Thalgott said...

Oh, I adore Oak Alley! It is just like visiting a stitch in time and it's just gorgeous! So glad to hear that you did this before you leave. :) And I'm sure a weekend all together as a family was a moment to savor too!

September 6, 2007 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I am actually very surprised you guys have never been there. I am glad you went rain or shine. I love driving that plantation road. And the trees are so AMAZING.

That photo of you guys is Christmas card worthy....

September 6, 2007 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Now, that's the South I have in my mind. Beautiful. I'm so glad you had a nice family outing, even with the rain.

September 7, 2007 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Jenny Dahl said...

I remember it well. That is where I first learned of the legend of the pineapple.

September 7, 2007 at 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

These pictures are stunning -- those trees! What a beautiful family getaway. I was thinking the same as Jenny -- that would be a wonderful Christmas card photo.

September 9, 2007 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

We love that place, this brought back such sweet memories--those mint juleps they make there always looked so refreshing in the hot humid air (but, I refrained). So glad you guys made the trek to do it.

September 13, 2007 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Your kids are so darling, Allison! I can't believe how big everyone has gotten. I'm sure it will be hard to leave NOLA after all you've been through. I sure miss it...

September 15, 2007 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Amy W. said...

Beautiful Oak Alley! Everything looks so green and lush. I can't wait to take the kids there someday. YOUR kiddos look so big. Thought about you a lot during Katrina anniversary.

September 21, 2007 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

That place looks beautiful, rain and all.

September 23, 2007 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger michelle said...

those trees are amazing!!

October 7, 2007 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Shawna B. said...

Glad you finally made it! Even after 8 years ... now you should go again, just for good measure! I loved it every single time we went. Darling pictures of you and your crew.

Hopefully the weather is cooling down for you a bit!

October 10, 2007 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Claudissima said...

OH, Oak Alley is such a beautiful place, those trees have such history and they are just amazing. I bet rain, made it more mystical.

October 17, 2007 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Lexi, Troy and Peyton said...

Where have you been? I check your page a couple times a week and nothing. :-(
Come back soon- I miss your posts!

December 3, 2007 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger LCFrohm said...

I just found ya'lls page. Brooke Rice has everyone listed under her friends.
It was great to read over your life for the last year or so.
But yes- where have you gone? No new posts since September?
We just made a weekend escape to New Orleans (san kids). It was a great time.
Come check out our blog.

December 16, 2007 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger LCFrohm said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
Hope your day is filled with love.

February 14, 2008 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Parkinson Family said...

hey sis matern, i dont know why i didnt see your blog on my sisters page earlier, but we just wanted to say hi and tell you how cute your little kids are. Our blog is
we'll cya
lindsey (pierce) parkinson

February 14, 2008 at 3:45 PM  
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Blogger Mike and Charity Haderlie said...

Seriously, that picture was posted in September!! Where have you been? Are you ok? Do I need to call out a search party?

July 16, 2008 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger LCFrohm said...

Random question-
I'm looking for some suggestions for places to eat.
We'll be in New Orleans next week, for a whole week.

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