Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Road Trip Part 7

Off to Utah we went. We hunkered down in some beautiful country. Where we had views from the back porch like this one...Where our friends daughter made this awesome cake that was just as delicious as it looked!With an evening around a fire
Roasting marshmallows and making smores...I am sad to leave
And head for home
But totally love the scenery along the way
I always imagine these houses full of people and kids and dogs running around. I always want to buy them, fix them up and live in them. It makes me sad that they are empty and all alone.
Do you ever wonder about rusted tractors sitting in the middle of a field? Did it break down there? The farmer gets off, walks home and just leaves it there? Or did they think, "I'll just drive it out to the middle of my field and park it." LOLWould love to have a piece of property with these old buildings sitting on it...
Our Road Trip is quickly coming to an end. Time sure went by fast, but we loved every minute of it. So much fun to see friends and family we don't see often enough. We're almost home and I am not looking forward to the mountain of laundry that will need to be done, or the bills that need to be paid, etc. etc. etc.


Chartreuse Moose said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip and the photos are great! Yes, isn't it easy to imagine what life was like in those old homes...did the women trade quilt patterns & bits of fabrics...stitch together and share recipes? Oh, wouldn't it be fun to know the stories?

Marydon said...

Jodi, I love this countryside ... so peaceful & gorgeous. I remember the ladies did exchange everything with one another & yes, I bet those farmers equipment broke down & just left it sitting there.

One day while travelling we saw a lovely 'mountain' in OK so we decided to drive up it ... & at the top we found about 3 abandoned cars from the 1940s just there ... picturesque with stories to ponder.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip Jodi! I love to visit Utah -- I can see why you didn't want to leave!

Rachel Lynn said...

Lovely pictures!

I know on our farm growing up and before when my dad grew up there, a lot of equipment or old trucks were just moved out into a field to get them out of the way when they stopped being useful. Or they would be parked somewhere and forgotten about when something new came or the way things worked changed. It always drove my mom nuts to have all the old junk just sitting around, it still does!

Becky said...

Ah, the old I need a vacation after my vacation ploy. ;)

So glad you had a wonderful trip. Thank you for taking is along.

Sharon said...

I love driving in the country looking at the old barns and houses wondering the same things you do. Nothing like it in the world. Just love it!!!

Rae Ann said...

Jodi ~ I am definitely missing you and wish to heck you lived here. I loved all of the beautiful pictures you took. Where were you staying?
I am sure that the old homesteads have quite a stroy to tell~


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