Friday, July 9, 2010

louisiana: Natchitoches

Natchitoches, LA is the filming location for Steel Magnolias. It was only 30ish minutes north of Leesville so we decided to go there Tuesday morning before we left for home. It was well worth the 2 hour detour. We didn't do much. We walked down along the front shops stopping only for a few souvenirs (we buy ornaments everywhere we go) and to go in the general store. They have the most random collection of items in general stores!! They had glass bottled cokes right when you walk in which I just couldn't resist, a large display of vintage toys in the back that we played with for quite sometime, and rack of cowboy hats that Micah needed to try on.

We walked back along the river, the Cane River, which was where the Christmas Festival and Easter Egg Hunt were filmed. We went to Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant for lunch. YUM YUM YUM!!! After lunch we said our goodbyes, jumped in the car, but HAD to make a quick stop on the street to take a picture in front of the Steel Magnolia's house.

12 hours, and many potty stops, later we pulled in to our driveway exhausted but happy!

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