Thursday, October 11, 2007

Welcome to my world

Recently my sister Terri, did a post that showed the area where she lives. I thought that was a good idea and decided to do the same. I live in a fairly small town, but it is growing rapidly. My husband grew up here, we moved to another city when we got married and we moved back here about 17 years ago. The population has more than doubled since we moved, but it still retains its small town feel. So - come for a drive with me and let me show you around. I live on the outside of town, where there are fields and farms, fairly close to me.
There is a large river that flows around our township.

This is one of the two main traffic lights in town.



As I said, the area is really growing. We have many new developments and businesses being built. Here is the Walgreens that will soon open.

Our park has a veterans memorial where there is a statue for every war from the Revolutionary was to Desert Storm.

We are home to a State University, so during the school year there are a lot of college kids. This is the clock tower on the campus.

This is a firehouse museum. This fire station was actually in a larger city nearby and was going to be demolished. A business owner in town bought it (I think for $1) and took it down brick by brick and reassembled it here. His business is fire equipment, so he made it into a museum, filled with old firetrucks and equipment.

We are almost back home. My street is coming up, just down the road. I hope you enjoyed your tour!



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26 comments:

Melissa said...

Very cool! It was neat to see pictures of our town. I heard you had quite the adventure taking those pictures...especially the one of the river... :)

Jennifer said...

Lovely.
Truly, "There's no place like home." Sigh.

Karen said...

I loved the tour, everything looks so lovely and green! Thanks for sharing.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Hey that's a nice town! It was fun going through it myself. I never knew the story of the firehouse.

Diane W said...

I didn't know that about the firehouse either... interesting! Thanks for sharing that and the rest of the pics!

Terri said...

Wow, you went to a lot more trouble than I did. I never knew the story about the firehouse either. Guess I'll be checking out your town this morning!

Katy said...

Your town looks beautiful!!! :)

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

That was fun! And scenic! Bought it for a dollar, took it down brick by brick and reassembled it. Have you met this guy?

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Hey,
I have to say if I was just looking at some of those pictures I wouldn't realize it was our town.
Especially the first farm picture.
Great tour! Now I can just link to your post for my town tour huh!

julie said...

What a great idea! Loved the pics.

Short Stop said...

What wonderful pics! This just looks like a wonderful place to live!!

Mari said...

Megan - the guy who did the firehouse lives about a mile from me. I don't know him personally, but he comes to my house every year when the volunteer firemen deliver the phonebooks.
Cheri - the farm picture is on 68th, just over the river.

Laura said...

Very impressive. I would like to know if people were looking at you as you were pulled off taking pictures!!

Jennifer said...

That was such a cool post. I am with everyone else who didn't know that about the fire station. Any idea how long that took them?

Jennifer Partin said...

I am copying this idea!! I LOVE it. I enjoyed traveling to the States. :) Want to come to Japan? I'll have to do this when I return home!! Thanks for the great idea.

Bonnie said...

This is great Mari ! I loved touring your town !! Looks so pretty !

Deb said...

great job with the pictures, I am proud to live in this town. but yes it is growing fast.. neat idea.

Sarah Markley said...

What a quaint, beautiful place to live!!! I'm jealous.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I think it must be a great place to live. My daughter is getting married at that university at the alumni house. Someday we will have to have coffee at the Pub.

Rebekah said...

Thank you for the tour. very scenic and charming. I have heard about that fire house museum before but I can't remember who told me about it.

LeslieW. said...

Wow! That is so quaint. I bet you enjoy the simplicity, there are less distractions. When there is more to choose from there are more distractions too. I can waste some time in a target!

I'm Tara. said...

What a lovely place to live, Mari!! The firehouse museum is gorgeous! My hubby would LOVE to come take a stroll through each and every war memorial.

Renee said...

So neat to see your surroundings!
I hope that you have a blessed Sunday!

Xoxo,
Renee

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

I loved the tour of your town. Thanks for sharing.

Dena said...

Ok - your town is BEEEUTIFUL! I love it - watch out once a Walgreen's shows up you are toast - we have THREE and you've seen how small we are - what a great campus and the river - I LOVE that someone loved something enough to rebuild it brick by brick that's awesome and you street is sooo pretty! I amy have to come visit y'all now that I've seen how perty it is!

The Birds Nest said...

What a beautiful town!! It reminds me of home. Thanks for giving us the tour.