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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

heaven I'm in heaven

Okay, there is a strong possibility that it is hillbilly heaven, but on the way there I see the old country store.



You remember the one. You know. We used to drive down there just to get potato salad and chicken salad for our picnics and the good old country boys were sitting around talking farm talk and eating country ham sandwiches. I loved the expression on their faces when we walked in. You could just see them thinking "What are them city girls doing down here".

The chicken and potato salad days are gone, but just down the road a ways, just around a few bends (have you ever noticed that photos taken through a windshield while driving twisty roads with an old pickup on your tail aren't always the best?)



I see the sign.



and I know that very old little ferry is waiting there 



just for me. Just as if that old paddle wheel



kept turning. Waiting for me to return to cross that old muddy river.



and as I wait for the ferry to dock, I notice the No Smoking sign and see the worker light up a cigarette, and I'm thinking, maybe it was your total disregard of the rules that landed you as a guest in the county jail. Of course, I don't know for sure. Just saying......



but my thoughts are turning towards hillbilly heaven.




and if you stop  back by on Friday, I will share more of my little adventure with sister.



 

21 comments:

  1. and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak!!!!!!!!!!
    Absolutely gorgeous- brings me back to country roads up north here in Quebec.............
    XOXO

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  2. Laura, My folks were from Tenn.. so I know hillbilly heaven.:):) Seeing the buildings left to ruin is sad. xoxo,Susie

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  3. Love it. It reminds me so much of some of our back roads especially in the west end of the County here in Norfolk County, Ontario.

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  4. And it makes me think of our back roads in the Adirondacks of New York State! Very evocative!

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  5. Take me home, country roads. I'm humming the tune as I read this. Love the old country store. Ah, the good ole days! I still love country roads!!

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  6. This looks amazing...love that ferry!

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  7. Can't wait to hear more of the story. It better not involve you bummin' a cig from that guy!!!:)

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  8. You can just imagine what that old Pepsi sign is worth now....

    Sounds wonderful.

    Jen

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  9. That general store reminds me of one in my grandparents' tiny country town in north Florida -- they didn't have a stop sign, much less a traffic light! The old gentlemen would sit by the front window playing checkers -- there was always a game going! That's the smallest ferry I think I've ever seen! Can't wait for the "rest of the story" ...

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  10. I would love to go poke around inside those old country stores.

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  11. How fun to visit that! How fun to ferry across the river. Really enjoyed that last photo too. I wonder how much longer that building will be standing. Glad you got a photo.

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  12. I want a ride on the ferry now:) You have wondering what the rest of the story is.

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  13. Laura,
    This looks like a fun trip. I love quirky trips with new places like this. Makes life more exciting!!!! The Ferry ride looked like a lot of fun.
    Kris

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  14. I’m absolutely in love with this post, Laura . . . can’t wait for the . . . to be continued.

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  15. What fun memories! Love the ferry with the paddle wheel!

    Judy

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  16. Thanks for sharing this little piece of heaven with us. The paddle boat is really neat.

    Cynthia

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  17. Wow! You're on the back roads of America! Makes me want to travel, too! Enjoy your week my friend!

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  18. Last time we had to take a ferry was in NC. And the last time I visited an old country store was in NC. :) I love those old stores. :)
    Hope you enjoyed your trip!

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  19. Your blog is wonderful,this post reminds me of a favourite movie 'The Bridges over Madison County'. Lovely photos. Ann

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