Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New Iberia

March 23, 2009

We went to New Iberia today and toured the "Shadows-on-the-Teche. A southern plantation home on the Bayou Teche. Built from 1831-1834, took 3 years to complete it. The kitchen is no longer there but the house has been restored to it's original splendor. Can't imagine what it must have been like to live in those days. She had 8 children, 3 died at young ages. Her husband did not live long enough to live in the new home. The house was finished and he left to find a cure or treatment for his health (guessing TB) but died before he could make it back. They had two plantations. They had a sugar plantation 9 miles away and the plantation where the new home was. Busy lady!!!! She later married a judge, but did not have any children with him.

Then we stopped at MULATE'S ( the Original Cajun Restaurant)in Breaux Bridge on the way home. Going to have to live on water and crackers for awhile or at least until my clothes aren't so tight!!

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