After finishing breakfast we walked down to the French Market and browsed through the vendors there. I wish we had been there on a farmer's market day, but those are only Wednesday and Saturdays. We made our way through and around Jackson Square, and even stepped inside the St. Louis Cathedral for a minutes to look around. We didn't stay long since they were about to hold a funeral. We wandered around for a few hours in that area before heading back to our hotel to relax for about 45 minutes until it was time for our tour shuttle to pick us up to head to the Oak Alley Plantation.
Upon arrival we had just enough time to grab a sandwich in the cafe before the tour started. We took the tour of the main house on the plantation grounds, and then we had a little bit of time to explore on our own, which we spent mainly walking through the alley of oak trees for which the plantation gets its name. There are 28 300-year-old oak trees that make up the alley, 14 on each side. The largest one has a circumference of 30'! They are glorious and amazing. I think I could have stayed there all day long, just sitting under their massive branches.
|The largest tree of the plantation.|
Tomorrow it's time to head back home!