So, this is part 6 of our adventure across the South. On our second day in Louisiana, we were off down to New Orleans, and we stopped at Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville. Once we arrived, we had lunch at their Carriage House Restaurant. We dined on shrimp poboys, jambalaya, corn bread, and had some iced tea of course. The carriage house is quaint, yet spacious. We were able to sit and enjoy our lunch, before touring the grounds and house. The grounds of the plantation are so peaceful, and they have been expanding the bed and breakfast accommodations. Not only can you stay in the house, but there are also cottages, garden rooms, and the Caretaker’s Quarters. As our time approached to take the tour we were warmly greeted by Lisa, and we were the only two on our tour of the house. Lisa was so sweet, and she told a a lot about the house, the owners, and some of the hauntings that take place on the grounds. Oh, I forgot to mention that The Myrtle’s Plantation is supposedly haunted. While we were there, we did not experience or see anything out of the ordinary. There are tales of women losing 1 earring, and it reappearing days later. The slave girl Chloe, has been seen on the grounds, and she is the one who is supposed to be behind all the paranormal activity. We were not able to take pictures in the rooms, just in the small foyer. This was definitely a good way to start our time in Louisiana. The Myrtle’s Plantation was my first experience seeing Spanish Moss, out in nature, and it is safe to say that I am completely obsessed! Between the Spanish Moss and the gas lanterns in New Orleans, Savannah, and Charleston the South has made a wonderful impression on me.
Next time, we are finally in New Orleans and heading out on an air boat swamp tour.