This day could not have been any more beautiful, and friends and I enjoyed a short trip down I-10 to one of the many plantations on the River Road. Houma's House was our destination for a beautiful lunch, matched only by the company and the beautiful grounds.
EVERYTHING was blooming; the azaleas and pansies were especially beautiful!
Can you imagine this allee covered with wisteria in the summer time? I'm sure it must be just stunning!
I adore these 'flying' pigs!
Look at this HUGE branch on one of the many hundreds-years old oak trees. It was most definitely supported by braces; many have cables holding the ancient and heavy branches off the ground. If only they could talk!
The big house!
The river road is on the other side of that beautiful old gate; over the levee is the Mississippi River.
Often, when you go to places like this, the food is mediocre at best; not here!
I had the bourbon shrimp - delicious!
My friends Barbara and Sue had the snapper with asparagus and fried crawfish and a fabulous cream sauce (I had a bite!)
Don't you like their china?
In order to get in and out one must travel through the gift shop; lots of pretty things. I thought the umbrellas (for sale, of course) hanging from the ceiling were pretty and colorful!
What a great day!!! Perfect for a little 'road trip' with friends, a lovely setting and a great meal!