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Travel Blogs from Winnfield
... there. Located in the middle of a three-hundred year-old city, the modern structure (see the photos) was more than a little out of place. The citizens of Natchitoches weren't about to turn down a $7 million building, so the Hall of Fame was built in the middle of an "old town" that is draped in banners heralding their 300th year anniversary. A little weird.... We explored close to the B&B and ate dinner at one of the few places that was open. A rather plain vacation day ...
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 ...
... Complex. The main house is still a private residence owned by Betty Hertzog who is a descendent of the original LeComptes family. These plantations are located a fair distance from town and the Red River was the primary mode of transportation. When the river changed its course it changed the economy of the plantations. Unlike what you see in the movies, life was not all that glamorous. These were working farms which were subject ...
... course resulting in a 36 mile long oxbow lake known as the Cane River. When it changed from a river port it gave rise to cotton kingdoms along the river. The affluent owners had plantation homes as well as elegant houses in the town. The fact that it became isolated resulted in the preservation of its heritage. The town shares French, Spanish, African and Anglo-Saxon ...
... 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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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center