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We woke up this morning to very cold weather (8 Celsius). As our interior space is limited, especially for an entire day, we decided on a day trip up to Natchitoches. After an hour in the hotel hot tub, we headed north and this is what we saw:

 

First stop: A Cotton Plantation

First stop: A Cotton Plantation

We have seen a few Plantations along the way, but none were true Cotton Plantations. Cotton requires rich fertile land, which is found more in the northern parts of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi etc.

 

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This building was the Overseer’s House and Slave Hospital

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Old Country Store

The trees in the South are stunning, this branch is so heavy it touches the ground.

The trees in the South are stunning, this branch is so heavy it touches the ground.

This field was very wet.

This field was very wet.

Slave Cabins

Slave Quarters

These buildings are in rough condition, too bad they will not be around for much longer. It is a weird feeling looking at and inside these buildings where so many people suffered.

Inside Slave Quarters

Inside Slave Quarters

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Cotton Gin

Cotton Gin

Cotton on a nearby plantation

Cotton on a nearby plantation

Not sure if he was a stray dog or just part of the welcoming party at the Plantation, but he was very happy to see us.

Not sure if he was a stray dog or just part of the welcoming party at the Plantation, but he was very happy to see us.

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Downtown Natitoches

Downtown Natitoches

Another nice tree

Another nice tree

Take off

Take off

Our Office on the Road. The Wifi here is super fast

Our Office on the Road. The Wifi here is super fast

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