Historic Jefferson

Jefferson, Texas has a population of 2,000, a historic downtown, a famous ghost walk, and alligator on some menus.  Now I’m not much for alligator (I can’t even stomach chicken or beef right now) and I’m not about to do a ghost walk without Surfer Ty, but I can appreciate the incredible history and architecture of this East Texas town.

Nearly every building in Jefferson is historic and I can’t get over the wealth of beautifully preserved houses, hotels, and stores.  Many of the buildings date to the 1850’s and my jaw drops as I drive the virtually empty streets–amazing house, amazing house, amazing house.  Everything is just so cool.  Some of the Victorian mansions have been lovingly restored.  Others are available for sale.  There are also mansions with huge columns and porticos and mansions with big lots and then other houses on lots that look as if they were subdivided one too many times.  But this is a history lover’s paradise and I could almost live here.  Almost.  Except it’d make that flight to Hawaii even longer and right now I want to be closer to Surfer Ty, not further away.

The Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend is in full swing, too.  I’m staying at the very comfortable and incredibly charming Delta Street Inn and enjoying visiting with the terrific guest authors staying here, too.   I’ve bought a ton of books to bring home and am looking forward to speaking tomorrow at one and then its a drive back to the airport in Shreveport, Louisana and a couple flights back home.  It was a lot of traveling for 2 days but so worth it.  I’ll share more once I’m home, but in the meantime, tell me what you’re doing and if you’ve got any plans for the weekend.  I have a fun prize package from Hawaii to give away, including your choice of one of my books.  So bring me up to speed and hopefully you’ll win!  The contest will close Saturday night midnight and I’ll post the winner’s name on Sunday.  Good luck!

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