12/21/08

Small Town Historic District...

 We went on a day trip, and along the on the way we explored this charming small town in Alabama....



There's lots of pretty old homes in the historic district here....





and I love those moss draped oaks.......this town was fun to visit....small, peaceful and quiet....




I think the old homes are so pretty........







This is the downtown district of the town of Ozark, AL. it's a fun place to explore with a town square..... and there are a lot of thrift stores to plunder through too...

maybe we'll find some antique stores....









Though I didn't find anything.....I had such a fun day anyway. Hanging out in this town, brought back wonderful memories of Grandma and Grandpa, this is where they lived all of there lives. 

In the Downtown area, I remember there used to be a small mom and pop's department store, that Grandma would take me in when I was a little girl, it was called Holland's....they had the prettiest little girl's dresses hanging in there. Holland's had long closed it's doors, but I found the building anyway...I just had to look inside of those windows again, and so I did. I also found the drug store where mama used to take me to get a vanilla soda at the fountain shop.... that was 40 years ago, sweet memories... weren't those fountain shops the best?!  Though the drug store was still there, the fountain shop inside was not in there anymore.  I didn't figure it was. I'd love to find a town that still had one of those...you'd sit at a long bar, in a red vinyl bar stool with chrome stands....and your soda would actually be mixed up right in front of you. A cherry coke was such a treat, but my favorite was always vanilla soda.  

Well, I hope you enjoyed coming along today.... and going down memory lane with me. 

Summertime Dreaming and Just a Short Drive Away












South Walton Beaches....Such a beautiful place....always so fun to visit.


Dreaming of Summertime and a Nearby Florida Spring

It was off of the beaten path.....but it was well worth finding....


The water is cold, I don't dare venture in, but the beauty here at this swimming hole spring at Morrison Springs, in Florida is something very special. 



Historic Driving Tour..... Victorian Homes

These pictures were taken back in the summertime in the Defuniak Springs FL. Historic District.......








































I always like to imagine what it must have been like to have lived in one of these old charmers back in the day.




The Lakeyard Area of Town In Late Summer






























Such a peaceful place to take a walk....
Hope you enjoyed the lakeside views.


Winter at Eden Gardens State Park in Florida























There is a lot of rich history at this gorgeous estate......such a beautiful place. For the detailed history about this place or for information, you can click HERE to visit the official website.
You can click HERE to go to the official website photo gallery to see more photos.