|A nice Christmas welcome to the ranch!|
|Chad at the Hamburger Store|
|Jefferson Court House - built in 1890|
We thought this old Saloon was a museum, and since the door was open, we walked close to see what was going on inside. The buildings owner and his family have a fully functioning bar on the bottom floor, where the drinks are free. The rest of the saloon is filled with their collectibles, I didnt feel like I should take pictures of their private residence, but the ceiling held all of their Howdy Doody dummies, the walls were lined with old pics from their home town of Omaha, and on the floor in the hallway were a few rifles, one of which was an old tommy gun - pretty cool! The owner was super nice and kept offering us a drink, he just wanted to make us feel welcomed, but after a short visit and signing his guest book, we said our goodbyes and continued our trek around the town.
The horse drawn carriage was out on a tour when we passed by, we opted not to wait for him to come back, but I think I will plan a trip back to Jefferson next Christmas with a full blown itenerary to include that, and a trip on the evening train around the bayou.
After a sunset stroll down the street to the Emporium for a little shopping, we headed back to the ranch.
|Auntie Skinners Saloon - supposed to have wonderful burgers, FYI|
The lights at HLR are so pretty in all of that darkness, but its hard to capture the feel of it. This is us, just have to take my word for it, the flash wouldnt work.