Friday, July 29, 2011

Eufala, Alabama II

The house we stayed in was situated on several hundred acres.  Country Boy and I took the four-wheeler's out one evening to check out the property.  Not too far from the house was this little fixer-upper...


I'm not sure when this was built but the foundation was built on large sections of tree trunks!  I guess there were no building codes back then!



And yes, in case you're wondering, Country Boy and I got on this porch to have a look inside!  (We love old houses and are nosy curious!)  The place has been empty for some time.  The carpet was red and there was trash everywhere.


There was also a small barn near the house...







It's in pretty rough shape!



We rode further on and came upon this lovely view...


Nice rolling hills!

We had a great time on the four-wheeler's!  Country Boy had a little TOO much fun on them one morning... he ran up on a ditch, flipped the four-wheeler and ended up landing on his head in a pile of rocks leaving a rather large indention in them *sigh*.  He hurt his wrist, had some cuts on his head and a huge bruise on the inside and back of his thigh.  We're thankful to God that he was not seriously injured because as EMT's,  he and I both know it could have been SO much worse!

My sister-in-law and I took a 3 mile walk one day on a trail that was formerly an old railway.  We walked from Alabama to Georgia.  OK, so it was just across the river but it sounds good, huh?!


I love how the roots are spilling over the brick structure!

In Alabama looking across the river into Georgia.



A few more photos from our walk downtown...





And finally, back to my favorite spot...


I hope you enjoyed a romp around Eufala, Alabama!  

Till next time,


10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the photos are really great. love the tree root one! and so glad your hubby wasn't seriously hurt! good lordy!

that would be QUITE the fixer-upper for sure! like start over-upper! :)

Karen said...

Love your photo tour!.. Especially the tree root pic, and I'm realizing I am copying texwisgirl's comment...lol...

Sad to see such a nice homestead laying in ruins.

Richard said...

Wonderful pictures by the way..........Just to share with you folks, i have a new post today on Amish Stories from the Terre Hill days even that was just held in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It was a very hot day but i was able to get i think a few good images from this event. The town is populated with a mix of Amish and old order Mennonites which only adds to its charm. They even have what has become famous in Terre Hill their "outhouse race". The town sits on a hill so it overlooks Lancaster farmland in almost all directions. This is one of my favorite towns to visit because its free from commercialism, so if you are looking for a really all American kind of town with the added bonus of seeing its Amish and Mennonite residents at work and play, then this town is for you. Thanks folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

Samantha said...

I'm in love with the tree roots!
And the arch with the fountain.
Ok, quite a few of your shots! ;)

Flat Creek Farm said...

beautiful, beautiful... Beautiful tour - thank you!! So glad your hubby is okay. My goodness. He was a very lucky one, for sure. -Tammy

Mama Shutta'Bug said...

Just proves what we've known all along....Country Boy really IS hard headed! LOL So glad he was okay and you both were able to come and play with us at the beach the following weekend. I haven't even downloaded my photos yet but hope to take a look at them tomorrow!

jrmom said...

Gorgeous...simply gorgeous! I love old structures. Couldn't you just see the family going about their day when you peered in the windows, or heard the cow moo-ing inside the barn?! Eufala is so beautiful! With a view like that I bet those 3 miles you walked went quickly.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I'm so glad your hubby wasn't seriously hurt. The outcome could have been much different. Whew!

So many wonderful shots here. I can't choose a favorite. Hope you and hubby are enjoying a fun and SAFE weekend. :)

Anna @ Sometimes On Tuesdays said...

Great pictures! I love old buildings. I always create a mental picture in my mind of what is used to look like. I'm your newest follower, too! Have a great weekend!

Marissa ♥ said...

Great photos. I always wonder about the history of old houses like that.
Glad your hubby wasn't seriously injured!

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