The visits with our family in Louisiana,
include a trip into Natchitoches, a nearby town.
So grab a blanket &
hop on and take the promised tour!
Front Street is lined with shops, eateries &
the oldest general store in Louisiana.
I snapped a few shots inside Kaffie's while shopping.
Just imagine all those hard to find things (you can find them here)!
You can visit them on line Old Hardware Store.
This attic space is above the entrance.
Check out the old bicycles along with the shiny red wagons!
(love the little red fire truck & covered wagon)
The old cotton scale can be seen as you top the stairs.
Santa was busy at work,
over by the old rope drawn elevator.
Upstairs was home to beautiful Christmas decorations for purchase.
I adore this old cabinet,
filled with pine branches & decorations.
sorry I had to soften the edges, but the ladies did not sign a consent to have their pics taken :)
Let's head on down Front Street
The bank in the background is one of my favorites.
The combination of paint colors are beautiful.
The setting sun made the glow in the windows.
An old wagon was loaded with mums for Thanksgiving.
I've taken pictures at Thanksgiving & Christmas
during our visits this year.
~let's do a little Christmas window shopping~
The picture below was taken the day after Christmas.
window looks a little naked ~ wouldn't you say?
Saved the best window for last!
It was late in the evening, my husband and I were
strolling along front street, window shopping
and look who was people watching from the book store.
The architecture of all the old buildings is enough in itself.
Oops! Don't believe I've even mentioned these
beautiful buildings along the brick front street
are overlooking Cane River.
and starting Thanksgiving
the town & river are adorned with lights & displays
Natchitoches has its abundance of
beautiful churches in the downtown area.
The Catholic church below, being only one of them.
The day after Christmas my husband and I
spent a quiet evening in Natchitoches
at the Church Street Inn in the downtown area.
This was the view out our window.
The Catholic Church can be seen
on the other side of the courtyard.
Saturday Nights are for fireworks!
Every Saturday night after Thanksgiving,
down by the river,
just bring your lawn chair or blanket and
you might even like to have a funnel cake,
hot chocolate or try a little boudin.
But, you can't leave town without getting a
Meat Pie from the World famous