Huck's Mansion & Estate

Trip Start Apr 18, 2007
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Trip End Oct 16, 2007


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Friday, August 31, 2007

Long journey today of 300 miles - we headed south west along I-30 towards Texarkana stopping at two Wal-Marts along the way to try and get some wine for Kathy and found a white cowboy hat for Huck which he won't wear for sure. Eventually found a liquor store but not before we stopped in Hope, Arkansas - the birthplace of Pres Clinton. It wasn't much of a place but we took the obligatory pictures and moved on.

The drive from Shreveport to Natchitoches down I-49 was marked by the huge median's between the highway which appear to need mowing - it must use a ton of petrol and seems entirely gratuitous.

Not really much to report - just a day in the car but when we got the Huck's place....well it is an estate. He must have originally owned 90 acres along the Cane River Lake which is a wide as the Thames around Reading  - it is dammed at each end but has a small current flowing along it. He's sold some plots off but there is a mile dirt track through pasture to this MASSIVE house at the end on 31 acres. We got out the car and the peacefulness was amazing as we just soaked up the view of the river bank.

Kathy was home but they'd had a power cut after a T-storm and Huck had gone over to Miss Helens to cook the evening meal which we were going to eat over there. Kathy showed us to our room which (like all the downstairs) has extra high ceilings and is large. The whole place is so well decorated and furnished. We had a quick wash and then headed over the Miss Helens and Mr Davids which is almost directly over the river but you have to go thru town to get there.

They and their son Davey ( a large lad) were exceptionally welcoming and we all had meat pies and chicken followed by pecan (pronounced pee-carn) pie. Kathy's "momma" (Maw) was also there and she is a small feisty lady and excellent company. It was exceptional and fun evening. The power was still off at home - so we took a walk around the town where there was a Ziegler festival - it is Cajun music with an accordion as a lead instrument - very lively, upbeat music that you just have to dance.

We stayed there a while listening to the DJ'd music before heading back - to find the power company truck behind us who soon had the power back on.

We slept like logs - the place here is palatial, Huck wants us to buy a riverside plot for $385k next to "Maws" and it sure seems appealing.
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