Monday, November 1, 2010

Anniversary Weekend in Natchitoches

Yet another post that is better late than never...

A few weekends ago, David and I went to Natchitoches for the weekend to celebrate our 8 year anniversary. It was a nice, relaxing getaway. Here are some highlights:

Natchitoches is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase (1714). They had the downtown riverfront area all decorated for fall- I loved it!

Our bed and breakfast, the Andrew Morris House, was beautiful! I believe the house was originally built in 1855.

We went to Fort St. Jean Baptiste, a historic fort and trading/guard post on the banks of the Cane River.

We tourned Oakland Plantation, a Creole cottage built in late 1700s.

We also tourned Melrose Plantation, which I remember visiting back in elementary school. This plantation was built in the mid to late 1800s. The famous primitive artist, Clementine Hunter, lived and painted here.

1 comment:

  1. how beautiful! i've been thinking about a weekend getaway and kept thinking dallas, and no offense to HSW but we always go to dallas and i wanted something different - maybe natchitoches!! glad ya'll were able to get away!