Yesterday 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.
A 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.
Looks wonderful, Paula. I love that old truck!
We did too, Naomi. Fun little drive. Happy Monday to YOU!
I really love that old truck as well! Love your road trips Paula – every time I read one your travel posts I wonder why I don’t do those.
Well I took LOTS of pics…..so later this week….I’ll share some hay. 😉 It is relaxing, Diana…..do it!
And you saw some wonderful things! How lovely to have a cool day 😉
And another today! Yay! 😉
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…
I’m sure they could make arrangements to ship it to you, Bulldog! 🙂
I also love nice and leisurely road trips. You saw some interesting stuff, especially that old fire truck. What stories it could tell. 🙂
I loved the old wooden ladders on the side of the truck. Would love to have those! 🙂
totally agree and totally LOVE!
Thanks, friend ♥
I just love those old trucks!!!! Great pics!!!!
Glad you like 😉 Hubby spotted them so we had to pull over! thanks ~
They don’t make them like that anymore.
You are so right!
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! 🙂
Load up and come on!!! And I mean it, too! (You can sing….I’ll sing too….but louder!!)
Oh good…you can drown me out!! If only, huh?!? But ya just never know!
One of these days!!
Yes..one of these days!!
Thank you ♥
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…
Thanks Maggie ~ America misses you, too♥ All year round.
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!
When my sister lived in York we would take day trips thru Lancaster (and Gettysburg and, and, and) ….it was so beautiful! I especially recall Lititz. A great downtown where we toured a pretzel factory!
Have a good week, Patty ♥
Always our favorite destination!
You did have a grand back road trip. Love the photos and look forward to the rest of the story….
🙂 always a rest of the story…. thanks and have a good Tuesday.
Love, love, love that firetruck. Too bad the town couldn’t be revived, huh?
Sure leaves you to a lot of guessing and pondering.
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?
Ummmm….you are talking to the tech challenged girl. So I don’t know! How’s that for help? ;( sorry Will work on it!
LOL – most of the blogs I follow via email just require a click and you’re done. Hmmmmm
Well that’s what I want too….will see what I can do.
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! 🙂
That’s funny, Maddie. I found that YouTube video this morning as well. Now….back to business. Keep writing!
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.
What a perfect description of a perfect day. Do it ♥ It’s amazing what you can find just a few minutes down the road. 😉
Is this a ghost town?
According to the 2010 census the town is still occupied by around 300 plus. Here is an interesting youtube link though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSKX1GOGgck
It is sport of spooky that it could have been a thriving town and is now empty
*That should have been ‘sort’ of spooky
and I got it! 😉
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?!?!
Oh yes……I’m sure there are!! 😉
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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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
Great photos and I love the truck! At first glance, it reminded me of Fred’s pickup in Sandford and Son.
It’s almost a ghost town….kinda sad. Fred would have loved it. 🙂