It seemed like we had more time in NOLA than we actually had, but we made full use of all our time. Wanting to see more of the city outside of the French Quarter and the riverfront, we punched the city park in the GPS and followed its lead. I was sure there would be a park somewhere, afterall every big city has one right?
Like so much of the land around these parts, this used to be a sugar plantation operated by the Allard Brothers, Robert and Louis. They went bankrupt and the property foreclosed. It was bought by philantrophist John McDonogh in 1945 and left the plantation to the cities of New Orleans and Baltimore (his birth city). New Orleans acquired the Baltimore portion in 1854.
It's a big park, we only planned on driving around to take pictures of the majestic oak trees. Later on, I read that in this park is the largest stand of mature live oaks which includes the grand oak that dates back 800 years. They are simply incredible.
As we drove deeper into the park, we stumbled upon a wedding that was just about to start. What a perfect location for an intimate wedding. I felt so joyful.
The moment was so beautiful. I left the park teary-eyed.
OUR WORLD TUESDAY.