Thursday was a beautiful sunny day here in Pennsylvania. It was the kind of sunny day that if I had a wash line I would hang wash out to dry. I wouldn't hang out our underwear, that was a family rule growing up or the towels, that was a family rule on Tony's side. Underwear would just be too embarrasing and towels get too stiff. Well, we are not allowed to have a laundry line in our neighborhood so no need to dwell on it too much. Just saying, if we could...I would.
Thursday was also the day I turned 40years old. Not going to write about that today, not sure what to think about it yet. I am going to share with you pictures of a fantastic day of dreaming. Lately I have pondered the question of "Why do I dream" so much. God Bless my friends who have to listen to my dreams, because some days I tire myself listening to me. Mostly I dream of living in an older home with some land and a few small animals (other than ginger). That has always been our dream, it really isn't a new dream. Lately though it has been a stronger dream, maybe it is the 40 thing? Well, either way the only gift I wanted for my birthday was to spend the day with Tony and drive around Lancaster County enjoying the beautiful and breath taking landscape.
After we got married at the young age of 22, we bought our first home in Lancaster County. Life sometimes seemed simpler then. I wouldn't want to go back, but enjoy remembering being young and in love and feeling as if the world is yours. On our drive we took over 70 pictures.
Tony and I decided we need to buy another camera. We each felt we had the better angle or shot! We even talked that we should take a photography class together. We will share most of the photos, but through out the week. 70 pictures would be too much for one post, right? I hope you stay with us and come back. We captured so many wonder moments and even meet some farmers. We just love small towns and the people in them!
I am going to start you at the beginning of our trip.....
It was the perfect day for a "Sunday" drive (on a Thursday of course), the car windows were down and the sun was shining beautifully through the windows. Sunday drives were always one of our favorite past times. As we drove it was as if the sun was smiling and the earth seemed alive to its rays. As we entered Lancaster County and drove around the bend there were 3 fawns taking their morning naps. Their momma's were close by watching over them. This reminded me of when the kids were little and I would lay them down for their naps, but go back and check on them and just enjoying watching them during their peaceful rest. A momma should never be far from her sleeping babies and these momma were paying very close attention to what we were doing.
This May we are having our family picture taken. When we met with Marci to talk about what we were looking for and a location, Tony remembered a place we use to take our 2 labs swimming. This was our next stop. We wanted to make sure it was as beautiful as we remembered. It was. Hopefully the weather cooperates in May as it did today. We hope to capture the kids playing in the creek.
As we leave the creek we remember along this winding road there are so many beautiful farm houses. For as far as you can see it is just fields and silo's.
There are quite a few farms in Lancaster County that were part of the underground railroad. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Lancaster County I encourage you to. The history is fascinating. If you can't visit, we hope you enjoy traveling with us today.
This farm house was part of the underground railroad. This home is also open to the public and functions as a Bed and Breakfast. A great visit for the family. I am always in amazement that these beautiful homes were built in the 1800's or even the 1700's. They used what was available to the area that they lived. You will see in many of the farm houses are built from limestone. Many of the barns are bank barns which also has a fascinating history and used by many of the early settlers for the most optimal use of the sun light. They were probably more green then us in many ways.
Should we stop here for today? Next time I'll show you the many dream homes we found. None were for sale...so for now we'll continue to dream. We hope you come back to dream with us. We still have about 50 pictures to share!
During our drive we would talk about how wonderful small towns are and the bonds that you build with your neighbors, town, community, county and even your country that you live in. That lead us to remember an older Montgomery Gentry song....My Town
A special thank you to two sweet bloggers who invite us weekly for two special parties..
Natasha at 5 Minutes just for me for Sunday's Song
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!