5:45am Report to school
6:00am Leave school for Plantations (with or without you)
6:30am Rest stop Mickey D's (breakfast-restroom stop) 30min
9:00am Arrive Nottoway Plantation (White Castle, LA)
11:00am Leave Nottoway
12:00pm Arrive Oak Alley Plantation (Vacherie, LA)
2:45pm Leave Oak Alley
3:00pm Arrive Laura Plantation
5:00pm Leave Laura
6:45pm Arrive CrawfishTown,USA, in Henderson
8:30pm Leave Henderson for home
9:30pm Reststop at Mickey D's in Jennings (if needed)
10:45-11pm Arrive at school
Please have someone to pick up you up at this time.
Phone will be available if we arrive earlier.
All school rules and discipline will apply before and during this trip.
Remember that you are here at MY INVITATION. You may be removed at MY discretion.
SMALL coolers and snacks may be brought on trip. SMALL personal radios/cassettes
may be used but ONLY with earphones. BRING CAMERA AND PLENTY OF FILM.
Shorts may be worn but follow school handbook as to length and style. Dress neatly. Your seat must remain in the seat at all times, no legs, heads, or arms are to be extended into the aisle of the bus by any student. If you lay down or sleep, you must be in or on your seat only. Before breakfast and after supper, all students will sit with students of the same gender, between those times you may sit with student of your choice. No seat changing except at stops listed above.
Any violation of these rules will result in student(s) sitting in front seat with chaperons for the remaining duration of the trip.
No money will be needed except for personal souvenirs.
Nottoway Plantation, LA 1 two miles north of White Castle. Largest plantation home in the South, Italianate-style mansion completed 1859, restored in 1980. Offers glimpse of opulent life-style once enjoyed by a rare and privileged few. House has 50 rooms and 365 openings (windows and doors; one for every day of the year). Has 53,000 square feet of living area. Built by John Randolph of Virginia. Overlooks Mississippi River. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Restaurant, overnight accommodations. Admission. (504) 545-2730 or 346-8263.
Laura Plantation, recently opened for tours, Laura is the home of the Briar Rabbit stories. A raised Creole style plantation home with many outbuildings still standing.
Oak Alley Plantation3645 LA 18, near Vacherie on west bank of the Mississippi. Magnificent alley of ancient live oaks leads to Greek Revival mansion, completed in 1839 by wealthy sugar planter Jacques Telesphore Roman. Trees originally planted in early 1700's by unknown French planter. Open daily Mar-Oct 9a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Nov-Feb 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Restaurant and overnight accommodations. Admission. (504)265-2151.
Crawfish Town USA Exit 115 (Rt. 686), one mile north of 1-10. For a place
that was built with tourists in mind, seats 400, You will be surprised by how good
the crawfish are here, even more surprised by some of the other seafood preparations.
This is a huge place that does large-volume business, but the gumbo and jambalaya are
as good as those served at many of the small mom-and-pop places off the beaten path.
The restaurant has become a gathering spot for state politicos from Baton Rouge who
are allowed to put up a poster on the wall if they stop for dinner.
Mickey D's of Jennings - 1/2 mile south of I-10 this McDonalds restaurant has been transformed into a 1950's drive-in featuring attendants wearing 50's style uniforms, a 1959 red corvette in the lobby and many great oldies on the jukebox. Tables and booths are also in the style of "Happy Days" with posters of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe hanging at every turn.