Rosedown and Oakley

January 3, 2008 10:25 – 10:25

We’re in Baton Rouge, having spent good chunks of today visiting Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville. Afterward, we walked around the grounds of Oakley in Jackson, Louisiana. We ate lunch at a little place in St. Francisville, called Feliciana’s Seafood.

We had dinner in Baton Rouge at a place called Drusilla’s Seafood. The latter was especially good. Karen had The Matthew, fresh fish pan sautéed crispy topped with a cheese and mushroom sauce. Katie had char grilled tilapia with meuniere sauce. I had the broiled seafood platter. Karen & I shared a split of Coppola Rosso cabernet. Not bad.

We’re at the Quality Suites. This room’s heater isn’t working correctly. I put myself to work turning it off and on for about a half hour. After about 20 tries, it finally stayed on, and the temperature of the room is now up to about 68 degrees (it was 60).

At Rosedown, there were a number of interesting sights…

From Rosedown, we drove to Feliciana’s to have lunch, and then to Jackson to take a look at some historical houses as well as to take a gander at the Oakley House, where James Audubon once lived as a tutor. It was there that he also wrote Birds of America. I haven’t read the book, but I wonder if it included the peacock and turkey.

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