Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Small Town Charm

One of the best things about Louisiana are the small towns that make up the fabric of the state. One of those cities is Natchitoches (it is also the oldest town in Louisiana). Kyle had Monday off so we headed out to do a little site seeing. We have been here once before for the Christmas Festival last year but it was so packed we didn't really get to explore.

Not many stores were open but the ones that were open were adorable. I love family owned businesses they just provide something extra special.


We had lunch at a place called Maglieaux's on the Cane. It's an Italian/Creole restaurant and it was delicious, I didn't take pictures of the food because I was too busy stuffing my face haha. We sat out on the deck and enjoyed the amazing 75 degree weather.


Afterwards we walked around and explored a bit. The gardens on the river are beautiful and there were a few historic houses that dated back to the 1740's.




Our last top was the house where Steel Magnolias was filmed. It is now a bed and breakfast but you can also tour the house. It's one of my favorite movies so it was awesome to see the house in person.


My sister and the kids will be coming to visit at the beginning of October so we can't wait to take them here.

It's always fun to play tourist, do you enjoy doing that?

Have a great Wednesday.

20 comments:

  1. I love small towns! There's so many here, it's nice to wander around them.

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  2. I love small towns! It's always fun exploring them.

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  3. That place looks amazing...! Would love to go!!

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  4. I love, love, love small towns, they are soooo much fun to explore and have some of the best sights and FOOOD!

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  5. Natchitoches was always my favorite. Thank you for the pictures, its nice to remember such a beautiful place.
    We had so much fun exploring Louisiana. We also loved Lafayette small town feeling with lots of interesting things. Baton Rouge was also a great place, the old state capital was really interesting.

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  6. What a cool town! I am an enthusiastic hometown tourist.

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  7. what?! I LOVE Steel Magnolias. this is awesome!

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  8. I love playing tourist! I can't wait to show Andy all around my state!

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  9. Exploring small towns is my favorite thing to do! Chris used to think I was so weird because of it, but now he loves to jump in the car and see where we end up!

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  10. How cute!! It sounds like a lot of fun! :)

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  11. Oh my gosh, this is adorable!! Playing tourist is my favorite thing ever :)

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  12. Love playing tourist in a small town! I've always found that they have the friendliest people.

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  13. How lovely! I miss wandering through small Southern towns!

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  14. I love exploring small towns! They always have a special charm about them.

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  15. What a fun time out and about. I like Steel Magnolias movie as well. Fun to see the house! Yes, I like to play tourist as well. We are going to a town an hour away we rarely frequent. A air/space museum then enough time to see a bit of town and eat....out for our anniversary next month. That's the plan right now. Enjoy your sister and family. Fun! Take care!

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  16. I love this town. It was my favorite place to visit when we lived there.

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