The day we departed New Orleans for Memphis (14 July) we went via Oak Alley Plantation, about an hour outside of New Orleans. I have wanted to see this house in real life for years, so it was really special to be able to make time to detour there, even though we had a big day of driving ahead of us.
The former sugar cane plantation is beautiful, especially the famous oak trees that were planted nearly 300 years ago.
We took the tour of the house, which was interesting, but it only really talked about the people that lived in the house. They didn’t go into much history of the property, the plantation life, or the slaves, which I was a little disappointed about, but it was still great to be able to see and take photos of a place I have dreamt about for so long.
We arrived in Memphis at about 9pm that night, and crossed the Mississippi into West Memphis, Arkansas where our hotel for the night was situated and called it a day.