Monday, April 16, 2012

The Cottage in Natchitoches, LA

Once again we were pleasantly surprised by the VRBO home that we chose for an overnight stay on our trek across the country from our Georgia winter home to our Washington State summer home.  We chose Natchitoches because it was more or less on our chosen path across the country.  We had never been here before and didn't know what to expect.
Even in the rainstorm that greeted us, we could see that this is a very historic and interesting town.  We first passed a huge college where classes were just ending for the day, creating a major traffic jam.  The GPS told us which way to go, and we followed it even though it took us the wrong way on a one-way street.  I think the locals took pity on us with our Washington license plate, and we were allowed to merge into traffic going the proper direction.
Quaint benches lined the brick pathway along the river under the Magnolia trees that are just popping into bloom.
The cottage we had rented is only about two blocks to the historic district along the river.
"The Cottage" VRBO #288807 
The kitchen is fully equipped, with a full size fridge and stove.
The main living room has several comfortable chairs, a TV, CD player and fireplace.  A second sitting room sits between the two bedrooms.  Each bedroom has its own bath.
We found "Mama's Oyster House" on the brick street that runs along the river in the historic district.
No one orders "craw fish fettucini" thinking it is a diet plate, and even though I only ate about a third of it, I am sure I got a full day's calories in what I ate, and I did take it home so I could have the leftovers for breakfast. It was absolutely delicious with just the right amount of spice!