The last day of 2013 found us all busy with various projects when my Dad spontaneously asked if we would like to go for a drive. That question was met with a resounding 'yes'! And somewhere along the line, the drive morphed into visiting a few antique stores along the way as well. :)
I love driving in the country . . . especially on out of the way roads with farms scattered throughout, rolling hills with cattle and horses grazing, and big old barns and farmhouses. It is always so restful and peaceful and puts me in somewhat of a nostalgic mood. While we didn't venture down any of these particular types of roads this time, I enjoyed our drive down in the river bottoms . . . another beautiful area.
The fields that not long ago were tall and green are empty now . . . quietly resting until spring discing and planting shall begin again . . . .
Long lines of irrigation systems sitting in empty fields
I always enjoy seeing the old grain elevator in the distance! I believe, it sits right by where railroad tracks used to be. It makes one wonder what it would have been like when it was being used!
Crossing over the river
We had a wonderful time not only during the drive, but walking through the two antique stores we visited . . . admiring different pieces, wondering at some of them ("what could this possibly be?" :), and simply enjoying time together. One of these days I need to bring a camera along into the stores and give you all a taste as to what our antiquing ventures are like!