Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Something nice

Well hello, thought I would try to put some pictures on the blog, but things here are pretty slow, I might not be able to do that. Sherry and I got out and toured the closes towns today. We went to Castleberry, on the town limit signs they tout it as the 'Strawberry Capitol' of Alabama. This is one of the many towns that has lost most of the jobs and is honestly dead or dying. It probably was a neat little town with a short main street.

Oh, Sherry has been so sweet I did the treat this morning. I fixed a veggie omelet. What made breakfast so special this morning was I fixed hash-browns from Idaho and we had some 'Mixed Berry' jelly from no less than Mel's kitchen up in Wisconsin. The jelly was delicious like the Apple Carmel that we devoured very fast. So in the past weeks we have had Fish and jelly from friends in Wisconsin. What wonderful reminders of a great trip. Thanks you guys!!!

We also went to Ever Green, a little more active town and I love the way it is laid out. I think they ran the roads according to paths made before houses and roads were here. Just followed animal or Indian paths. (Now, if you have not traveled to Utah you cannot appreciate towns that are laid out with wide roads that have a distinct pattern, usually squares. The Mormon leaders required streets wide enough to do a 'u' turn with a double wagon I believe.) But the street layout in Evergreen, makes an interesting little town. Near here I spotted this old fire engine, amazing what youcan find out here on the back roads.


But by far the most interesting thing here is the folks we met. Below you see Sheila's mom & Dad, She is still as beautiful as the picture on Sheila's blog. I was mad with dad, since he is a little older than I and still has his hair. He did have one bruise near the hair line where me had misunderstood what mama said. Of course now he knows, he said.

We met at 'Fried Green Tomatoes' and ate a great chicken dinner and also had some fried green tomatoes. We have looked forward to this, too bad the weather was rainy but we still had a great visit.

Thanks for coming by the log.


Nite Shipslog


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jack69 said...

Sorry folks, none of the pictures made it through. This is becoming a frustration. Our problem may be the weak net signal, I hope it is only that.

Lucy said...

Sounds like a great relaxing tour.

shirl72 said...

Looks like you are having a good time visiting
small towns. Glad you got to meet Sheila's
parents. I think Sheila was doing the rain
dance because we have rain today. Maybe you can get the pictures on tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

A much needed 'word-picture' - a good Thursday for you all.

Paula said...

Sounds like a nice visit with Sheila's mom. I was waiting for those pictures to appear. Thought it was from my side.

Sheila Y said...

They really enjoyed meeting you and Sherry. I was hoping you would get to see more of the sights. Maybe you'll get to go back through there sometime when the weather is nicer, see the lake. It was a great little town to grow up in (the lake wasn't there when I was growing up though). Take care, enjoy Alabama, and drive safely when you hit the road again.

betty said...

cool that you got to meet the parents of a fellow blogger!! I think those towns you are visiting sound interesting to explore. I like to visit places like this :)


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is wonderful that you get to meet folks like Sheilas parents along the way. I know I have blogger friends from one end of the country to the next and across the big pond too. We are to have some rain later today and maybe some slushy stuff by Friday night.

Fred Alton said...

One of my favorite things - visiting small towns - especially their churches. Rural America is the real America.

Jean said...

Good Morning Jack and Sherry still a rainy day here. It is so nice meeting a lovely and friendly couple like you. We enjoy our lunch and visit.
Wish we could have had more time. Come back this way again when you coming are going to Florida. Take care and have a safe trip. Jean

Cher' Shots said...

We live in a very quaint little old town, too bad the people runnig it have run it into a financial mess. But none the less, we have some great old buildings and history here. Yes, my sister Mel makes some good vittles - jam included. Keep on enjoying your journey:)
'hugs from afar'