December 25, 2010: Christmas Day at Steve and Mario's
November 18-28, 2010: Our Fall Trip to TN/GA/SC/NC
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December 9-12, 2010:
Christmas in Natchitoches, LA
with Justin and Gary



Last December, Fred and I stopped to see Justin and Gary in Natchitoches for the first time. The two of them have been restoring the house left to Justin by his grandmother, and we had a really good time. This year, they have invited us to come over to Natchitoches again for a dual purpose. First, they wanted us to experience the famous Natchitoches Christmas Lights celebration; it was made most famous in the movie "Steel Magnolias." Second, the two of them were preparing their house for the Christmas tour, and wanted our help in getting things ready. We were more than pleased to help out and also experience the Christmas season in this historic town.

Although this was a relatively short trip, we did so much that I am going to once again organize the pictures that Fred and I took in the same way I have organized other major vacation trips in this album- by giving you an index into the various segments (days) of the trip.

If you are already familiar with how these trip index pages work, then you can skip the explanation below by clicking HERE.


Using the Master Index

I am going to divide our trip to Natchitoches into four different album pages- one for each day of the trip, beginning with Thursday, December 9th and ending with Sunday, December 12th. In the Master Index, you will find a link that will take you directly to each of these album pages. I expect you'll just want to begin with the first link, but you can start with any of them.

When you get to one of the album pages, you will see the same familiar buttons at the top and bottom of each page that will take you to the next day page, the previous day page or back to this Master Index. As I said, I have tried to organize things so that all you should want to do is use the "NEXT" button to go from page to page, but I have provided the other buttons should you wish to use them. When we have returned to Dallas and our trip is over, you will want to return to this Master Index so that you can continue on through the photograph album.

If we did more than one or two specific things on a particular day, or want to divide the day's pictures into topics, you will find, near the top of that day page, a set of links that will enable you to jump to a specific activity or picture topic for that day- should you wish to do so. Of course, the easiest thing to do is just go through the day in time sequence, scrolling by anything that doesn't interest you. (In case you might want it, there is also a link at the end of each activity section that will take you back to the top of that album page.)

When you are done looking at the pictures from our trip to Natchitoches, use one of the "RETURN" buttons that appear at the top and bottom of every trip page to return to the Master Index and then use the link at the top of that index to return to the top of this index page. You can then use the normal buttons to continue forward or backward through this photo album.

We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures. To access the Master Index, please click HERE.

























(To finish with our trip to Natchitoches and return to the top of this page so that you can continue through the photo album, please click HERE.)

Thursday, December 9      Getting to Nachitoches/Arrival
Friday, December 10      Decorating Soldini House
     The Natchitoches Christmas Lights
Saturday, December 11      Preparing for the Soldini House Tour
     At the Steel Magnolia House
     The American Cemetery
     Soldini House Tour
     Natchitoches Christmas Fireworks
     Evening at Soldini House
Sunday, December 12      A Tour of Steel Magnolia House
     Our Suite at Steel Magnolia House
     Visiting with Justin and Gary
     Our Trip Home