Friday, February 18, 2011

natchitoches is for lovers

so the week was a doozy, that's for sure, but it started out the best if could ever. my hubba bubba gave me our best valentine's yet. besides a beautiful silver heart pendant, we also went out of town with my best friend, lydia (ling ling) and her boo- jared boo, and visited the enchanting town of Natchitoches, LA. we had a blast. not to be confused with Nacogdoches, TX. although, they were indian brothers, each town is VERY different from the other.

natchitoches (pronounced nak-e-desh) is a city in and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. it was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis as part of French Louisiana. It is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. It is the home of Northwestern State University. the cane river runs through out the entire town, and it populates a rich creole community to this day. i don't know if any of you have heard of this town before (besides it being the town that steel magnolia's-the classic was filmed) but it is definitely worth the trip. the town is lined up much like bourbon st. in new orleans, and is covered in beautiful restored homes of the 1800's that now work as bed and breakfasts. its like visiting another country and culture and you can check out the link above to see what this historical town has to offer. the rooms are very reasonable, and the food is great.

here's some pics of our

stoppin' on our way in to pose with the town's sign.

we stayed in the "east-levy home" built in 1838 (our room was said to be haunted!!) didn't see much action other than a lamp mysteriously moved on glade's side of the bed....booooooo!!!!!!!

the home where "steel magnolias" was shot, and is still used today as a beautiful bed and breakfast.
me and lingmy studly beau.

meanwhile, the dude had a blast playing in the pasture all day and night out at pawpa and honey smith's house. he's a mess pot, LOVE HIM.

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