Travel Blogs from Natchitoches
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 ...
... 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 ...
... Desert Museum. We visited Tombstone, we camped in Las Cruces and we spent the night in a horrible hotel because we got a bit late (30 dollars a night per room - that says it all).
And now we are in Louisiana enjoying the local accent and colors! Tomorrow we'll head to Natchez and then up to Vicksburg where we'll stay for a few days. So more later....
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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