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Roque House built by a freedman of color around the time of...

DeBlieux building in the historic district of Natchitoches, LA.

Walking along the Cane River Lake in the historic district of Natchitoches,...

Prudhomme-Rouquier House in the historic district of Natchitoches, LA. Built about 1790,...

Taylor House (Steel Magnolia house) in the historic district of Natchitoches, LA.

Church of the Immaculate Conception in the historic district of Natchitoches, LA....

Our picnic spot on the Cane River Lake in the historic district...

Jim, Tiffany, and Melody Harstine (my cousins from Kansas).

Willie and Blayde at the Country Livin' RV Park watching the sun...

Clyde in our spot at the Country Livin' RV Park 17 miles...

What a fun day we had today! Natchitoches is a lovely town.

We spent the entire morning taking a self-guided walking tour of Natchitoches and enjoyed seeing many wonderful historic sites. I looked like the typical tourist; tour map wide open and snapping pictures at every turn!

We then bought a lunch to go at Lasyone’s Restaurant, famous for its Natchitoches Meat Pies, and carried it down to the Cane River Lake to enjoy a leisurely picnic by the water’s edge. What a decadent treat meat pies are! Full of calories but oh so yummy.

While sitting there enjoying the water and sunshine during lunch we saw numerous college crew teams preparing for their rowing competitions. We noted that one of the teams was here from Wichita University. Knowing that I have a young cousin that is a member of the Wichita crew team I decided to ask around and see if she happened to be here… and she was! What a pleasant surprise to discover that she (Melody), her sister (Tiffany), and their dad (Jim) were all here in Natchitoches! What a small world!

After visiting with my cousins we headed off to find an RV park. We discovered a very nice RV park, Country Livin’ RV Park, just 17 miles from downtown Natchitoches. The owners are very friendly and the grounds are beautiful. After enjoying a dinner of grilled salmon (I am trying to cook more fish these days and get those Omega-3s) we took a nice walk down to the pond and watched the sunset. Blayde loved visiting with the other dogs we met during our walk and is now passed out asleep from our big day of walking. I think Willie is about to pass out, too!

We plan on exploring the Kisatchie National Forest tomorrow. I bet my camera will once again be snapping pictures left and right!

Happy travels, Rebecca

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