Our beach vacation began with a road trip, and that does mean a historical pit stop is required. Ray's a good sport and indulges me on our adventures. We stopped in Natchitoches LA - quaint historical town on the Cane River. It was time to stretch the legs and mind.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste is a replication of the 1714 site - French Colonial life is depicted. Over 2000 pine logs form the palisade and over 250,000 board feet of lumber went into the building construction. Hinges and latches were handmade at a nearby foundry. It was interesting to tour the living quarters, the old kitchen, see the big outdoor bread oven, a church, and the jail.
It was quite humid. I can't imagine wearing the heavy layers of clothes folks wore back in colonial times. Whew!
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.