Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back roads Texas

 My dad and I took a break from making Stained glass while he was here.  We took off to the back roads to show my dad some of the little towns, or what is left of them.
This is in Glen Rose.  A great stone home.
It is now a historical home.

The small, almost ghost town, of Iredell.  It is a pretty little town.
There was some construction going on to restore some of the buildings.

An empty building in Iredell.
I love all the stonework.

A lonely homestead outside the small town of Cransfill Gap.
It sits high on a hill on the windswept prairie.

The lack of rain and blazing sun this summer has left 
very little vegetation.

 The sky was a brilliant blue in contrast to the grey home and desolate ground.
A bar and grill in the town of Cransfill Gap
I love the pink and blue plastic chairs.
Adds a bit of kitschy!

And last, but not least, a big surprise!
This camel comes out of no where and joins the gang of donkeys.
It was so funny!  The camel let us pet and feed him.  I was so afraid he was going to spit on us, but he was a sweetheart.  Get a load of that smirk!!

My dad and I had a great afternoon, but it was hotter than blazes!  We ended our trip with a stop at Dairy Queen and a couple of cookie dough blizzards!
A great way to end a great day!


TexWisGirl said...

oh, these are all great! there's that silly camel you told me about! :) thanks for the views and the laugh too.

oldgreymare said...

Gosh it even looks HOT! What a summer America has had.
Camel..donkeys...hmm what is that story?

Old Fashioned Kitty said...

looks like the camel is the class clown with that big ol' toothy grin. Great pictures!!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Praying for rain here and there, the 90's here wont seem to go away. your photography is amazing, that poor home on the hill, things look so desolate.
But that camel, now baby has a face for kisses!

Privet and Holly said...

Cindy, your dad
is so handsome and
I love the bond the
two of you share.
That is going to be
one gorgeous window.
My mom also does stain
glass and has made a
few huge ones for their
home and for others {me
included}. I love your
day trip....those stones
are too pretty to be
lost to history and I
hope those properties
WILL be restored. At
first I thought the camel
had been photoshopped;
so funny!
xx Suzanne

Kit said...

Great photos! It looks so hot and dusty there. Like the old west. Kit

A Rosy Note said...

Wonderful photos. I love old buildings. It makes me feel a little bit sad when I see them deserted though, thinking about what was lost. Oh my, that camel photo is so funny. I wondered what that was, with all those teeth :)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Just came across your blog. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

Wonderful photos! I love how isolated these places are (or seem to be!)

Buttons said...

Your photos are amazing I would love to see these places. They really have character. Spending time with your Dad is the best. I am sure you will remember this day forever. I would love to have a blizzard right now. Darn 10 miles to the store and gas $128 a liter. Darn double darn.
Enjoy your time with your Dad. b

Buttons said...

Sorry $1.28 LOL that was way to high. :) B

red.neck chic said...

I'm cracking up - seriously... laughed out loud when I saw the camel!!! THAT IS CLASSIC!!!

It sounds to me like you and your Dad are pretty smart for taking a break like that!!! GORGEOUS photos!!!

;-D robelyn

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I just got home from my OPEN HOUSE NIGHT at school. THANK YOU for visiting me and commenting; I SO LOVE the name of your blog and your subject matter. THOSE ANIMALS ARE DARLING!!!!!

Happy evening to you, Anita

Rural Revival said...

I just love that camel! And a lovely memory making day for you and your dad, very sweet. : )


~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love all your photos of Texas.
We also have a home on the Gulf Coast of Texas. I love the Camel with the Donkeys so sweet. I HOPE WE ALL GET SOME RAIN IN TEXAS... We are all cooking and now with the wildfires in East Texas.
Keep cool sweet lady. Im your newest follower from Texas.
XXOO Diane

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescapes.also for being my newest follow. I hope you come back ever week for a new table.
xxoo Diane