Monday, April 11, 2011
Since we were down in the vacinity we spent the night and got up Sunday morning to walk in Navasota. It is a really nice town with lots of historic homes! I really liked the information on La Salle the French explorer. Near the site of present Navasota, La Salle was murdered by his own men in March, 1687. His explorations gave France claim to the great Mississippi valley, Texas, and Louisiana. For a time, this area was a valuable French possession. The claim to Texas was never very serious, but it did furnish the United States, after the Louisiana Purchase, with an excuse for challenging the Spanish title to Texas.
Carol made the comment that Capt Hook (from Peter Pan) has a remarkable likeness to La Salle!
In addition to all the historic homes and churches there was also a large section of hike/bike trail alonge Cedar Creek.
This walk is what we call a YRE. If you are near enought to visit Navasota you can go to the start location (The Filling Station Diner) and register any day of the week. Pick up a set of directions and walk this walk.