Walk in the country with Craig Allen!
It's Mother's Day...I was visiting my Mother...and as I do at home, I went for a walk.
It's good to get some sunshine, fresh air...and exercise (before the rain returns)!
Hey...come along with me!
We'll take the first right out of my mother's neighborhood...and put one foot in front of the other!
This quiet "country road" winds around a few corners...
...and soon, you're approaching...
...the bridge. Should I check for trolls?
As I said under the photo at the at the top of the page...
...I can almost hear the babbling brook, while enjoying this tranquil scene!
Shall we continue? We MUST! There's much more to see!
Didn't that road sign say...
"Here, horsey!" I hear myself exclaim!
...I have a new best friend. Its only NOW that I realize that I don't have a sugar cube or carrot! OOPS! A nice, friendly "pat" will have to do!
Directly across from the horse pasture...
A true "fixer-upper!" If you look closely, this "prime property" comes complete with a roof TV antenna! What's not to love?
In all seriousness...Mom tells me that this is the original house for all the area property! A "big wig" judge from the city built it (in the early 1900's)...so that he would have "a place out in the country."
Shall we continue to explore this "country?"
Here, where the road comes to a "T," we'll go...right...
And, check out the "little red barn" to the left!
Just a little further down the road, to my right...
...its my mother's church! It was busier...earlier this morning!
A little further "down the road..."
I guess that this is "progress."
Hmmmm...I don't see anybody around....so...
Let's explore! Come ON!
Just a little more to go...
Look closely...can you see the church steeple in the photo? Look again.
Back at "sea level," I'll gladly take ALL of these...
...over even ONE of these!
As we walk along, the road "T's" again...and we'll turn right.
And, before you know it...
..we're walking up to another bridge....and off to the right...
...another view of the creek that we crossed earlier!
To my left...
This rather...rustic...edifice. But wait...
This "little red barn" on my left, has...lets just say...seen better times! In my mind, it belongs in some sort of an "Alice In Wonderland" world!
I would worry as I walk closer and closer to it...but, I have been watching the building...lean...for about 15 years!
And, right next door:
This was (once) a nice, country storefront (I assume).
And, its been a few years since this window sticker was...current. One more, I assume.
A few feet further (literally), we come across this "home."
It needs some tender loving care, as well! What is the deal here, you ask?
This building has quite the history! I hope that it has...a future!
Let's keep walking...
...Now, Mom is waiting for us to return!
I know...now, you are feeling like this is "The Long And Winding Road."
Winding, yes. Long, NO.
We're almost "home!" I'm serious!
If you follow that car...you are starting over again.
I'll stop at mom's front door.
All of this "local color" is part of a 2 & 1/2 mile round trip. Verified by my Fitbit!
I hope that you enjoyed this walk "out in the country" as much as I did!
Three Dog Night...sums it up nicely!
Might I suggest that you...listen to the music...and walk with me...again?
And...a Happy Mother's Day to my Mom...and all moms everywhere!