Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchitoches
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... without any further drama. And only a few light flashes and claps of thunder. Our biggest excitement of the day was a trip to the local laundromat to resupply our ward robe selection. We finally lifted the threat of "double duty" with the clothes and underwear. The steady rain and threat of local flash floods, kept us from exploring the countryside. The fact that is is Sunday, meant that most everything was closed anyway. The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame was open on Sunday - so ...
... What a nice way end breakfast!! After our libation, we visited an early flea market at the local Methodist Church in downtown Natchez. Charlene found some old quilts that she just needed to bring home. She also found another piece of luggage to bring home all her treasures. We made our way across the River to Louisiana and the city of Natchitoches (nak - a - tish). This quaint college town is vibrant and manicured. Sort of like a southern fried Carmel. We ...
... 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 ...
... most of the time. On the road for about 5 hours except for a Starbucks and bathroom stop. Natchitoches is a very pretty town with a fascinating history. It was founded in 1714 as a French outpost on the Red River to facilitate trade with the Spanish in Mexico. The town is named after the local Native American tribe. There was a log jam during the 1830's and the Red River ...
... 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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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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