Road trip to Natchitoches, Louisiana

A few Saturdays back, Gidget and I drove 90 minutes south on LA Rt 1 to the next cluster of civilization within driving distance, and visited Natchitoches, Louisiana. The scenic route consisted of about 45+ different churches (one that stands out in my mind is the “Cowboy Church”), and endless farmland. 

Historic Natchitoches is quaint and I’m glad I checked it off my of “Louisiana Bucket List.” Apparently, it’s the oldest remaining settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, and it was the film site for “Steel Magnolias.”

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Fountain at the center of town.

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“Steel Magnolias” sidewalk slate for Julia Roberts.

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Front Street Directory. Lasyone’s is a famous place for Meat Pies, a Natchitoches staple.

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View of Front Street.

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I just loved this boot repair sign.

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The obligatory Gidget exploration shot.

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View of the river.

Perhaps on the next visit, I’ll be brave enough to try a meat pie (I’m still unsure as to what that really entails). 

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  1. Pingback: Day Trip + Meat Pies | bavs on the bayou

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