2.07.2012

Bakers to Jefferson, TX...

A few weeks ago (well, New Years Eve to be exact), Stephen and I took a little trip to Jefferson, TX.  Such a darling little town, with tons of antique shops and some really great food.





We started our little journey driving just an hour from our home in Shreveport, and arrived in downtown Jefferson.  We had booked our stay for one night, at a local bed and breakfast.  Neither one of us has ever stayed in a B&B.

We had lunch at the local BBQ restaurant in downtown and it was really good.  I would definitely recommend it!  It's called Riverport BBQ.


I'll go ahead and say that I'm sorry Mom, I'm not in any of the pictures.  I get so distracted taking pictures that I forget to hand the camera over (some call it a control issue) but I call it plain forgetfulness.

As we finished lunch, we went walking around downtown and found these amazing little cars (little EXPENSIVE cars).  Stephen was drooling and I tried to get him to crawl in one.  Someone didn't want to play along...





One cute spot in downtown is their general store with the cutest truck out front...




Look!  I did make it in a picture!
The other main reason we went to Jefferson was to visit a little hole in the wall restaurant, 15 miles outside of Jefferson, that we pass every time we drive from Shreveport to Oklahoma.  We always see that it's packed, and in a town of 200, it must be good.  We made reservations for NYE and headed north to Avinger, TX.

Five D Cattle Company.  I would highly recommend it, if you're in the area ;)  They allow you to BYOB, since it's a dry county.  Just FYI.


Once inside, we had a reserved table near a Christmas tree, which was very romantic.  It's very country inside but I loved it.  I saw lots of boots, hats and bedazzled belts. (None pictured, but trust me.  They were everywhere.  I stuck out in my cardigan).




We ordered our steaks with really good sides... and check out the basket of ready made toppings for your baked potato!  So fun!



Check out the beef ;)


My sweet Stephen with his steak.  A slightly less done than mine, steak...  Did you hear that?  It was a Mooooo.


As we walked out, I was waiting for Stephen to pay (you pay at the front) and I flipped through the guest book to find one of my favorite people. 


Oh yes, I confirmed that Georgie did in fact eat at the same place as us, just months before.  I love Georgie.

We left our wonderful meal, and headed back to our B&B (The Mulberry Inn and Cottages)  to ring in the new year.  Such a wonderful little cottage (which I forgot to take many pictures of) but I did get one of the bathroom.  The most important room when traveling, I think.

Bathoom definitely passed my test.  I've requested our next home have this exact "pool like" bathtub.  It was glorious.

Here are some pics from their website, which show you the rest of the room.




If you're thinking of staying at the Old Mulberry Inn and Cottages, email me and I can send you my review.  Overall, it was a nice stay.  There were some things I wished I would have known (mostly their proximity to the main highway with semi trucks breaking and the train honking) but luckily, we had our box fan. 

It was such a fun trip and we made so many memories together.  I love my travel buddy ;)


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We love Jefferson and Five D! You all should go one night to Longwood General Store in Mooringsport and enjoy a great steak in a gas station! :) --Rendi

Anonymous said...

I hate to tell you, but the BBQ place burned down a few weeks ago. Sorry to be Debbie Downer. I'll go back to Jefferon with you any day! I know it like the back of my hand.
Caroline F.