Hampton Inn Natchitoches
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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We were awakened by a extremely loud air raid siren this morning. The City of Nachitoches (nak-a-tish) has a very loud siren system with recorded announcements throughout the downtown area. Thoughts of impending London air raids, armageddon or tornados went through our heads until we heard the loudspeakers throughout town, warning of lighting strikes from the incoming thunder storms. That was a whole lot of excitement within the B&B for just another thunder storm. Breakfast ...
We enjoyed another delicious breakfast with Jeanette, our host at the B&B. Jeanette is a fascinating Ol' Southern Belle who enjoys her drinking - her afternoon wine she calls her "Toddy for the body". She invited her B&B guests to share her morning "libation". She also taught us the difference between the morning libation and the evening cocktail. She served her guests frosty glasses of special "Milk Punch". A potent mix of frozen milk, rum, brandy and ...
... until the main house was built in 1833. After 1884 the property was acquired by John Hampton Henry and Miss Cammie Garrett Henry and then became a haven for artist and writers. There is a nominal $10 charge for a tour of the primary buildings. The tour was excellent. We also visited the St. Augustine Church which was built on land provided by the Metoyer family who are buried in the church graveyard. Our last stop was the ...
... is very picturesque. In addition, it is the home of North-Western University which is a very large campus. We had dinner at Mama's Oyster House. Great dinner of gumbo, étouffée and crab cakes. Highly recommended. Many of the plantation homes still exist some of which are still private homes. Tomorrow we will head out to some of these plantations and other historic ...
... but not quite! There's still a lot of French influence here, however, and most street names are "Rue" something or another! This is a lovely town, we took a long walk through the town, along the river, through the Northwestern campus and back and introduced the girls to walking in 101-degree weather! Needless to say, they drank a lot!
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