Pegasus Carriage Company gives rides via horse and carriage along Railroad Avenue in Donaldsonville, Louisiana during the Avenue Evening Stroll on Nov. 19, 2012. For more information on PCC, see: www.pegasuscarriage.com.
Every year my hometown of Donaldsonville, Louisiana transforms a usually dreary November Saturday night into a delightful holiday treat.
The annual Avenue Evening Stroll takes place in the historic district, along the city's main street, Railroad Avenue. Some even dress in period attire to bring history to life.
Cypress Cafe in Donaldsonville, Louisiana
This year, I wasn't just a spectator. I participated as an artist by showing some of my photography in and around Cypress Cafe, a popular restaurant on the avenue.
Throughout the evening, people enjoyed horse and carriage rides, provided by Pegasus Carriage Company of Pearl River, Louisiana.
Visitors had plenty to experience, including live music. I was fortunate to hear this band throughout the night, as they performed in front of the business next to my table.
Live music is performed at The Grapevine Cafe & Gallery in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. For more information, see: www.grapevinecafeandgallery.com.
Shops and restaurants were open for business...and business was booming. Lots of people came out and had a great time.
These successful events prove something locals already know: Donaldsonville is a great place to pass a good time.
Lots of people arrive at my site after searching through Google, Yahoo, Bing, and similar search engines. I figured since I was talking about Donaldsonville in this article, then some may arrive here inadvertently while searching for information on the city.
If you are a tourist, and you are passing through, you may want to consider staying overnight in a bed and breakfast or hotel. The location is convenient to several south Louisiana plantations, which are generally huge attractions for tourists.
You won't be disappointed in what the city has to offer. It's south Louisiana, so surely you'll have lots of delicious food to enjoy in the restaurants. There are antique shops, the park, and the riverwalk to take in the view of the Mississippi River. Parking and traffic are virtually never a problem.
Donaldsonville has the largest historic district in Louisiana with the exception of New Orleans, so you'll have lots of landmarks to see.
Why not come on down and enjoy what the city has to offer?
If you decide to come, all I ask is for you to invite me to split a bread pudding with you.
Donaldsonville, Louisiana links:
City of Donaldsonville - http://www.cityofdonaldsonville.net
Louisiana Travel - http://www.louisianatravel.com/donaldsonville
Donaldsonville, Louisiana on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donaldsonville,_Louisiana
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