A lot of this summer has been dedicated to Madeline's summer reading. In the fashion of a 11 year old girl she has plowed through all American Girl books, Robinson Crusoe, Robin Hood, and spin-offs of Little Woman... A writer that she has found and loves is Lesley M.M. Blume. Ms. Blume www.lesleymmblume.com has recently written this book Tennyson which is set in Lousiana in the 30"s. In honor of this book I set out to plan mother/daughter adventure where we would go down River Road and see the antebellum buildings were the book is set. Well, this year the house that is the show piece Nottoway Plantation is closed for renovation. This is a picture of the ballroom; all white so the ladies in there their gowns will stand out (I love functional interior design!) Well, since I am now obsessed by this room we can not go until the renovation is complete. Instead we are going to Natchez, Ms. where will see some real houses! Stay tuned.