Sunday, April 10, 2011

Can You Spell Tired.....

E X H A U S T E D.....

I can't believe how tired I am..my weekend has been packed with driving and more driving and more driving.  But at least it should be the last long trip to Virginia except for maybe a pleasure trip.

So since it was our "last" trip we took the camera to try to document some of the sights we have traveled past for the last...gosh...umpteen years.


Look how green everything is getting!  My parents have property down in VA near Chincoteague Island.  It really is beautiful there.  We're in Pennsylvania so we had to travel through a small portion of PA, into Delaware through a good portion of that state and into Maryland then we hit VA.  There are chicken farms everywhere...and for anyone who's never had the pleasure of driving past chicken farms...PEE UUUUUUU!!  Not the most pleasent smell!




Poppy Rick was the photographer for this trip (who am I kidding...he's the picture taker for all trips because I'm a control freak and have to drive everywhere..)  Alot of our pics were taken on the fly while driving and through closed windows!



I just loved this barn!  The house is huge....














They never tear down buildings...they are just left to rot to nothing...but I have to admit I love looking at the broke down things.  I try to imagine what they must have looked like back when.


Little towns you go through with buildings empty...waiting for the day when someone will come and bring them back to life....


Cows taking a snooze............


The woodwork or "gingerbread" on so many of the building and houses in little towns are amazing.

But the main reason for this post is the house that is coming up.  I have been driving past this house for over 20 years and I have watched the yard "develop" as the years went by.....

Get ready!


Poppy took the first picture through the windshield as we were pulling up.  I was going to stop and go knock on the door this time...but chickened out...LOL  So over I pulled and rolled down the window to take some shots.  These people have "bottle trees"  I have always loved these trees..HA HA  Something about them tugs at my heart.


Can you say "Got Wine"?
I have always dreamed of having one or two at my house.
Wow...I think they are so neat.  Lets look around at some other things in the yard.  These people are collectors of "stuff"

Love, Love, Love the blue bottles!





Makes for an interesting yard!
Wouldn't you love to go exploring.......


 
I always wondered what "treasures" would be found inside!  I will miss driving down this road and looking at this family's treasures...I will not miss the 3 hour drive one way tho!

The main reason for the trip is this...


The place in Virginia has been........


Keep your eyes open...look at and enjoy your surroundings because you never know when you may not travel that road again......

Blessings,

MeMe Sue


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11 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Nice to meet you and thanks for joining me. Great pics. I am a new friend as well and look forward to seeing you again for the party.

Daniella said...

Hello friend!
Thanks for visiting me today!! I'm glad you joined the giveaway!!
Your blog is so fun! How cool are those bottle trees?
xxDaniella

Shabby Soul said...

You could have slowed down for him to get some more pictures...*grin* The bottle trees are so neat. I wouldn't have the patience to gradually add them. Looks like they have a mini bottle forest!

Doreen Grace said...

I was curious what those were in the thumbnail link on Debbiedoos site so I clicked on it. Whoa!! That is hilarious! Those wine bottle trees give a whole new meaning to the words "reduce• reuse • recycle". Thanks for such a chuckle. :)

Pam said...

Great pictures! I love the barn and that house! And the wine trees. :)

Congratulations on selling the place. I'm looking forward to following you!

Have a great day.
Pam

Grannys Attic said...

Hi Sue,

Just spent some time looking at your blog. and I love it. Thanks for following me and sending sweet comments. Just wanted to let you know that I have added sweet "Mish" to my prayer list and wish her healing. Sorry you want be driving back to VA now that you sold the house. Guess you could just drive to NC and see some fields, cows, beautiful old homes and barns. Oh and I almost forgot you can smell the chicken farms here too! LOL
Have a blessed day, Vicky
(I just became your newest follower)

Diann said...

What a fun trip and some fun things to see on your adventure! Just some really cool things!

poindextr said...

Astonishing to say the least, but in an artfully original way! An interesting take on outdoor sculpture and I think I like it! Thanks for sharing your pics.

Queenie said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for visiting me at my blog and leaving your sweet comments, it's a pleasure to meet you and have you stop over....Thanks too for sharing your road trip..such pretty views here at your blog...and honey, yes I know all too well the smell of those chicken houses...no other way to describe it than "peeyooo" lol :)

What an amazing yard with those bottle trees...I have never seen anything like those and would have never thought of that... too cool! Great way to organize and save a bottle :)

Well, I hope you have a great day...I'm off to explore more of your blog and I'll be following you too!
Big hugs,
Queenie

dogsmom said...

Today I was doing some past stalking. I was collecting photos off the web of places I used to be all the time and have no idea if I will ever get there again. A much better idea to take those photos yourself.
I have never seen so many bottle trees in one yard, usually it is one or two at most. The blue ones are hardest to find.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Thanks so much for your sweet, sweet comment on my blog. My computer fried and I was unable to respond by email. Your comment meant so much to me. :)