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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Heading to Hillsboro, Ohio

Good morning,

Yesterday we left Mowyrstown and are now heading toward Hillsboro, Ohio.
We are out on the back roads of Ohio where we see the small family farms.
I found this old deserted home interesting because of the trailer home just beyond it to the right.  They appear to share a drive way.  Did the red house become uninhabitable so they moved next door?  Or, was the red building formerly a school or church?
 Now we are approaching a commercial farm.  I love the ripples in the road.  We have had plenty of rain this year so the corn looks wonderful.
 Here's a farm house built in the classic federal style.  Often there are additions on the back as the family grows.  I am not sure if that red building farthest from the main house was originally the cook house or if it was built later as a garage.  More buildings behind the brick house appear to be farm buildings.
 Another old barn across the road is tucked into the side of a field.  Or, did the wooded area behind the barn grow out to meet it in the field?
 And, here we are in downtown Hillsoboro, Ohio.  The last time I was here was about 45 years ago.  The town is much the same, yet the only landmark I remember is the bank (not pictured) and the courthouse that I'll feature tomorrow. 

We had lunch at Wanda's picture at the right above.  We have made a point to eat at local restaurants in small towns.  Images of inside Wanda's will come soon, too. 
 The city offices are on the same block...
 ...and across the street is a law office. 

These wonderful small towns display their patriotism proudly.  It is so very comfortable here.

Tune in tomorrow for more of our mini road trip to Hillsboro, Ohio.

Very best,
Lois

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22 comments:

Diana said...

Yes some of these photos do remind me of our town! Maybe I will post some photos soon. What a nice relaxing trip Lois. Love Di ♥

Chris Fenwick said...

I do so enjoy your trips around the the country, the style of building in America is just beautiful, lots of interesting features, love the big old barn in your first picture.
XOXO

Sherry said...

I think visiting "Small Town America" clears the cobwebs from our minds and leads us to think of our roots and what really matters in life.

stringsofpurls said...

These little towns are so charming! coming from Southern California, I never tire of them!

TexWisGirl said...

love the barns and windy roads. beautiful territory!

Happy Days said...

The little red house looks to me like it was once, a long time ago, a small church. Cute little town Hillsboro. I believe we've been through there, it looks awful familiar!!...debbie

Montanagirl said...

Looks like a fun roadtrip. Those little towns have a lot to offer in the way of character and charm.

Mama-Bug said...

These are wonderful Lois! I bet that old red brick building at the beginning might have been a church because of the row of windows on the side. I just love small towns.

Judy said...

I love old towns like this.

Lois said...

That red house in the third picture looks more like a church to me. I love the old theater. Can't wait to see more pictures!

Elaine said...

I do so love traveling on the backroads. I am enjoying tagging along on your wanderings. There are so many backroads and so little time.....

Life 101 said...

I love old barns. My wife and I are restoring our old barn.
Excellent post.

Mildred said...

I love to "travel" with you! Great pictures of the sights along the road and we love to find small cafes to dine at also. I look forward to more posts!

I am taking an extended break from posting but I'll still be visiting with you and enjoying your travels! Have a good weekend.

missing moments said...

I'm with ya .. love that ripply road look! So much history in those old towns!

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...Love this post...especially the old barns 1
That road looks like a roller coaster!!
I'm guessing it was a chuch...; ]

Karen said...

I love road trips! Thanks for sharing.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, this and your recent posts show that a road trip within your own state can be very interesting. You don't have to travel far just go.

VP said...

I think I would really like travelling through small towns like this one...

Kathy said...

Lovely! Older, small towns have a wonderful appeal to me! Love the courthouse - magnificent!
Kathy

Angela Häring-Christen said...

If I see a barn in Switzerland I think of you :-) and your pictures of the barns.

River Glorious said...

I like your pictures, Lois. I have read hundreds of books and mostly imagine what things that are described looked like. Your pictures make things more vivid for me as I recall or read my favorite novels again, or as I read a history book or lesson.

Thanks.

Rose said...

We are a pair of drive-by shooters, for sure! I had noticed that I think the first time or two you visited my blog but had forgotten just how much you do it. I love some of your shots just looking down the road! (I take those, too)

I would like to know about that building and the trailer...maybe they are living in the trailer till they fix the house?