Saturday, July 27, 2013

Back Country Roads

After being cooped up in the house all week I suggested to my dear Hubby that we take a drive.  He asked me where I wanted to go, then with a twinkle in his eye like a little kid he blurts out ICE CREAM!!!  I told him sure but I was thinking more along the lines of just grabbing the camera and hitting the back roads.  So off we go. . .

We come across this driveway with a fence that just disappears over the hill.



Old wooden bridge that leads back into the fields.






Old farms in the distance.





We took a couple of dirt roads that took us deeper into the country side.





And saw lots of corn fields.





We even came across the old dairy farm that dear Hubby use to work at.






Saw lots of cows out grazing.






We came across this cute little barn with a cow on the roof.



We even came across one of my many favorites ... Squirrel Creek, which is a little Amish store that I frequent quite often.






This next pic is about the extent of the woods that you find around here...





Ok we have a little more woods than that around here, but with all the corn fields and soybeans here I have to joke around about the amount of trees when we do finally see them.  After growing up in Northern Wisconsin where you have a tree every 5 inches, you start to miss the woods.

We came into this little town called Stockdale and Don showed me the old mill that's in town.








We went up the road a little bit to Roann to see the covered bridge.  The bridge was built in 1877 and crosses the Eel River. 


Then dear Hubby asked me if I wanted to drive across it, I kind of looked at him out of the corner of my eye and all I could think about was the old movie with Chevy Chase where the moving truck is going across an old covered bridge like this and the tires of the truck falls through the boards.  I believe the movie was Funny Farm. 
This next pic looks like we are flying across the bridge but we were really only doing about 2 mph. 



After the mill and bridge tours it was starting to get too dark to take anymore pics so we decided to head home.  We never did make it to get ice cream, but we put almost 50 miles on!  I guess ice cream will have to be another trip!

Until next time . . .
Sara


13 comments:

Paula said...

This is my favorite thing to do---just drive on country roads. Sometime if we had car trouble we wouldn't even know where to tell someone we are. We have a Stockdale, Texas near here. I like the cow on the barn too.

jack69 said...

I knew that would yank Paula's chain. Mine too. Some beautiful scenery. I like to see a small road across a bridge and wonder where it goes.
Oh, that cow on the roof is neat, done in roofing shingles and will not fade. Someone put some design thought into that one.

Thanks fro taking us with you. I always LOVE a trip...
((HUGS)) from Michigan...

jack69 said...

Oh yeah, The covered bridge is great, I cannot get enough of them!! I have only found one down south.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, you made me laugh with the reference to funny farm (one of my favorite movies!)

'held together by a bunch of termites holding hands!' :)

so, which one is your mom? dar, cher, mel ??

Sara S. said...

re: TexWisGirl

Mel is my mom, and Cher and Dar are my aunts. I claim all 3 as moms at different moments as we were a very close family growing up. We spent a lot of time camping and fishing and just going to the lake to swim together. There was also the days of sitting around sipping coffee and watching soaps, or getting hair cuts, tupperware and home interiors parties, and playing cards and scrabble. Out of all the siblings I think Mom, Dar and Cher spent the most time together, which made for some wonderful memories growing up. I couldn't ask for a better family!

TARYTERRE said...

Thanks for taking me along for the ride. I enjoyed the sights along the way.

Dicky Bird said...

Nice pictures. I like the cow roof too.

~mel said...

You're like me Sara ~ always enjoy a little drive through unknown territory to see what we can see :) I had to smile at the name of the Amish store you frequent ~ Squirrel Creek. The one I go to is called Beaver Creek. Loved the old mill and the covered bridge too. Loved the whole post ... and love and miss you.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for your answer, sara! i know you live a little ways away now, but i hope you get to spend time with them often... i've not been home to wisconsin in almost 7 yrs. hard to travel w/ animals and my husband travels for work.

Cher' Shots said...

Loved the virtual ride with you and Don. As I was reading your post and checking out your pictures it reminded me so much of 'our' other family posts. Your Mom, Dar and I kind of write the same and enjoy the same things. We do have a great family don't we?!
Love you to pieces from your 'favorite' Aunt. I wonder how long until Dar jumps on this one to comment! (wink wink)
'love & hugs from afar'

Dar said...

Here I be, Sara Puddin Pie. I loved, Loved, LOVED the ride along. You know how we all love to see what's beyond the hill and the covered bridge...you are so much My Sweetie. I can never get enough of your smile, so wide and sincere.
Love you to pieces., now quit laughing and crying at the same time. and hugs all over from Your REAL Only Favorite Aunt Dar. I'm pinching your sweet cheeks here...(**)
loveya, missya, hugya, kissya
til we see you again
Life IS Good

Betsy Adams said...

What a neat drive in the country... Hubby and I do that on occasion --and it's just so much fun to take a drive into that gorgeous country...

Love that covered bridge... We saw one in Ohio last October --and I got so excited...

When my hubby first took me to Indiana to visit his someplace, I was shocked as to how FLAT everything is there. I am from the mountains --so am never used to seeing so much flat land... ha

Great set of photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betsy Adams said...

Holy Cow.... I seldom ever read comments from other people --but did read a few of your comments today... I had no idea that Mel is your Mom and Dar is your aunt.... I love both of those women --and almost met your mom one years when they were on their way through Arkansas (where we had been) to Texas. Missed them---but had hoped to meet them again on one of their trips...

I can imagine how much you miss that HUGE family up there... I always love reading about the family's and all of their get-togethers....

Didn't realize that you are part of that family.... Awesome!!!! Tell your Mom HI.
Hugs,
Betsy