A Story in Every Town

firetruck windshieldYesterday was one of those summer surprises. I like to think of them as a gift from God. Cool temps and scattered rain showers. It meant a little road trip with the sunroof opened and the windows down. It meant taking the back roads and seeing what we could see.
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firetruck town2A reflective Sunday drive….leaving each town with more questions than answers. But also finding a treasure at each turn.  Oh the treasure is there, if  you are willing to slow down and let it find you.

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59 Responses to A Story in Every Town

  1. Looks wonderful, Paula. I love that old truck!

  2. And you saw some wonderful things! How lovely to have a cool day 😉

  3. bulldog says:

    I want the old fire truck… what a lovely project that would make restoring it to a previous glorified truck… loved the other photos and looks like it was a pleasant trip…

  4. adinparadise says:

    I also love nice and leisurely road trips. You saw some interesting stuff, especially that old fire truck. What stories it could tell. 🙂

  5. Rhonda says:

    totally agree and totally LOVE!

  6. writetowag says:

    I just love those old trucks!!!! Great pics!!!!

  7. They don’t make them like that anymore.

  8. Bonnie says:

    Love it!! Wish I could be a backseat driver on one of your drives – I promise I won’t annoy you – or sing very loud! 🙂

  9. findingmyinnercourage says:

    Beautiful photos!

  10. You really did find some treasures, Paula!
    Beautiful pictures to warm the heart of an American far, far away. I always miss America most in the summer…

  11. Patty B says:

    Great pictures, esp the old town. It make me think of the stories of the people that once lived there. The road you were driving on looks like PA!

  12. Ray's Mom says:

    You did have a grand back road trip. Love the photos and look forward to the rest of the story….

  13. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    Love, love, love that firetruck. Too bad the town couldn’t be revived, huh?

  14. artsifrtsy says:

    Love those truck shots Paula! I have been trying to figure out how to subscribe to your blog via email – do you have to sign up for the Linky thing to do that?

  15. I enjoy your drives and the things you see, Paula. After seeing the name on the firetruck, I had to do a little Googling of the city. Some refer to it as a ghost town. Very interesting. I even found a YouTube video of the town – past and present. Thanks for a bit of distraction and history! 🙂

  16. Paula – I want to drive down the road with my hair blowing in the breeze and the radio a little louder than I normally it. I’ve never been one that believes in intruding on anothers listening space. I just want my own music uninterrupted and pleasant visuals. Someday.

  17. Is this a ghost town?

  18. ly says:

    Thanks for taking us along. He old truck has some stories to tell. Starting to wonder if there are old places with character close to me?!?!

  19. I love days like those… 🙂 I love these little expeditions of discovery too!

    • Oh me too. Oh me too. (not an echo 😉 ) Hope you guys are well. ♥

      • We’re doing good… two weeks today, James will be moving to Florida with his Mum… this might sound… cold, I guess… but I’ve tried to start getting myself into the mindset of thinking that he’s gone already… just so it won’t be so hard when he does leave… but, fortunately, I think we’ve bonded quite a bit in the past month, not least of all due to his recent new-found love of all things Star Wars (yay!)

      • It doesn’t sound cold at all….you are simply trying to prepare. What a great bonding experience ~ Star Wars! *smile

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  21. omtatjuan says:

    I love the pics and the words.. I know someone who would buy that old pick -up fire truck just for it’s oddness. Keep up writing.. A post a day keeps….Well it doesn’t keep anything away..

    • Thanks a bunch….. I am sluggish in the summertime on my posts….but..well….you are right. A post a day should do something!!! 🙂 As for that fire truck….I sure did want that old wood ladder on the side! paula

  22. Great photos and I love the truck! At first glance, it reminded me of Fred’s pickup in Sandford and Son.

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