In the land of cotton..

 I may have gotten a bit carried away with my post title.

I may have even broke out singing..

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton
Old times there are not forgotten
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie land...

But y'all... this place is so much fun!

I wonder if I could have lasted a week in these conditions?

It sure would be fun to try... 

knowing my car was parked just outside the gate across the street from the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen while having my best friends alongside of me and Sonic coke... plenty of Sonic coke...

Yeah, I think I

And just when I would start to doubt my abilities of roughing it like in the old days...

The smells would pull me back in to years past..

Sweet Mother of  everything Holy!!!

Food in our area is just Heaven on Earth.

Even 200 years ago it rocked!

Some of these dishes below are still my family favorites.

Like the sugar coated bread below.

We call it "Pain Perdu"

In our home it sounds more like... "pan pan do"

It's pretty much French Toast or lost bread.

Back when food was so scarce, not a slice of bread was wasted.

Today, we still use every slice.

Bread pudding... to the rescue!

Homemade sausage... yes please!

And then there is your local transportation station...

These jokers were not having it in the scorching heat but with sweet words from the driver, they gave in.

We toured some beautiful gardens...

And Maddy and Blaise even tried their hand at candle making.

We watched with goofy smiles...

So peaceful..

So serene....

All was right with the world till war broke loose!

One minute the soldiers were all cute in their little costumes and hanging out in their tents..

Then they lined up parade style and headed for the field.

It got real up in this place!

I did have to laugh a little..

I felt like I was on the set of "Sweet Home Alabama" during their reenactment scene.

It was loud!

We all lined up and watched as they performed ..

And my favorite part of the day...


This little girl and her Daddy.

We didn't know them but they were so sweet.

He held his hands over her ears while watching the cannons explode.

And then it was over..

But not before we headed back to the food court ;)

xoxo Susie


  1. What a wonderful day to spend recounting what life was like in the good (?) ole days. Looks like a fun place to visit. I really don't think I could have survived back then - especially without my electric sewing machine. LOL


  2. Oh my what a fabulous day. Love all of your pics. Hugs, Marty

  3. So sweet! I grew up near Old Town St. Charles, Missouri and we had lots of reenactments. They were always my favorites as a kid (heck, even as a teenager and now I love to visit them as an adult!).

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