For every girl who lived in the south at any point of their life, Steal Magnolias is one of their favorite movies, and probably can quote the entire movie with the movie playing on silent. Not far from my families house in Louisiana is the friendly settlement of Natchitoches, Louisiana. Steal Magnolias was filmed in this quaint little town. The town is the oldest town located in the Louisiana Purchase.
Historic Natchotoches prides itself with an old brick street with quaint shops and eateries on one side and the Cain River Lake on the other. The food was amazing and the locations were perfect. For the small price of $12.00 per person you can take a horse drawn carriage touring most of the filming locations, as well as receiving a bounty of history and trivia. We had so much fun riding the carriage around saying quotes from the movie. After the carriage ride we enjoyed dining at a wonderful restaurant, Merci Beaucoup. We were told we must try the Cajun potato, bread pudding and man were they right!
See if you can remember who said these quotes at the different locations throughout the movie.
"I'm a chain!"
"There, my secrets out, I am having an affair with a Mercedes Benz."
We couldn't come up with any quotes from this location.
This was Aunt Fern's house. Got any?
"If he is trying to drive me crazy it's too late."
"Aww, thanks Ouiser. Nothin' like a good piece of..."
"I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing."
"I haven't left the house without Lycra
on these thighs since I was 14."
"Well you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me."
"He is a boil on the butt of humanity"
"Let me tell you a story."
"There is no such thing as natural beauty."
"I am not crazy I've just been in a very bad mood for 40 years."
"Pink is my signature color."
"If you can achieve puberty you can achieve a past."
"I just like the idea of growing old with someone."
"Oh! He's a real gentleman!
I bet he takes the dishes out of the sink before he PEES in it!"
"I don't care what you do with your refrigerator,
but you will not keep liquor in mine."
"I'm pleasant. I saw Drum Eatenton this morning at the Piggly Wiggly, and I smiled at the son of a ... 'fore I couldn't help myself"
Want to know something else amazing about this town? You can stay at the house used for the wedding. It is a bed and breakfast named The Steel Magnolia House. Another one of my favorite movies, not as well known, The Man On The Moon, the movie that launched Reese Witherspoon's career was also filmed in this charming town.
If you are planning a road trip in the south I would greatly recommend this town, but you might try to go during Christmas Holidays. As you might remember in Steel Magnolia's they have a huge Christmas Festival.
So how do you think you did on guessing the quotes? What are some you would add? Here are the answers...
Truvy, Ousier, M'Lynn, Drum, Shelby, Truvy, Clairee, Ousier, Clairee, Truvy, Ousier, Shelby, Truvy, Shelby, Ousier, Annelle, Ouiser
*These quotes might have errors, it was all done in fun around quotes we had fun saying during the day.