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21 March 2013

Lunching at Houma's House

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!

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15 comments:

  1. How stunning and gorgeous, loved the touch of whimsy with the pigs and food looks fantastic. Glad you had the fun trip with your friends.

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! It was a beautiful day here!
      ~N

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  2. Well, You KNOW I am jealous as can be of all that warmth and loveliness! Those flowers are amazing as is the house and grounds. Wow! What fun you girls had!!!! xo Diana

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    1. We DID, indeed, have fun, Diana! It was a beautiful day and I SOOOOO needed to get out of the house! Hoping for a THAW for you!
      ~N

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  3. What a gorgeous place to lunch on an early spring day!!!! You must have had the best time. Thanks for sharing a little spring with a northern friend weary of wet raw weather!

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    1. Oh, thank you, Yvonne. You know, I was quite reluctant to post this since so many friends are in the midwest and east! But...I guess it's a sign of what is surely to come!
      Thanks for your comments!
      ~N

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  4. Nancy, thank you for taking us along. What a gorgeous spot for a day out with friends.
    I know how you feel about sharing our glorious spring days when so many are still shivering and covered in snow.
    But it is definitely spring here, so we might as well enjoy it. The hot days of summer will be here all too soon!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip, Sarah. It was really beautiful here today; temps were perfect! Sadly, tomorrow and Saturday summer-like weather and rain! We have to enjoy it here while we can. It gets so hot so soon!
      Thank you so much for being here today!
      ~N

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  5. I adore Houmas House too, Nancy! Thanks for the tour.

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    1. Thanks for coming by; it was a beautiful day!
      ~N

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  6. What a beautiful spot! I can only imagine how gorgeous it is when even MORE things are in bloom! Sounds like a wonderful day with friends!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog too!

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    1. It was stunning, Lorraine! So pretty and such a perfect day to go; just a short drive from my house!
      I'm still working on my 'nest'. Thank you AGAIN for that inspiration!
      ~N

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  7. Oh, my goodness! What a marvelous place. Everything here is so pretty and your lunch looks so good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! It was such a glorious day!
      ~N

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  8. Oh my, what a gorgeous place. I loved the tour and your pictures are so pretty. Thanks for joining TTT and I hope you have a very Blessed Easter. Hugs, marty

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