...up on top of the hill." Winding Road by Bonnie Summerville.
One of my favorite things about my mom is her "need to know." She's a journalist, you see, and even though her only current media outlet is the church newsletter (which I hope someday to introduce to the web, because it's awesome) it's so much fun to go anywhere and do anything with her, because it always ends up being an adventure!
For example, as we were driving through Melrose (A Little Village With A Big Heart), mom sees this little old abandoned building with walls falling down, and you can see right through it. Naturally, being the inquisitive type, she decided we'd pull off the road and look!
|Melrose - celebrating 100 years. (Photo mine)|
|Abandoned church/school (Photo mine)|
|Through the front door and window--see the roof beam fallen down? |
We didn't go in--the floor inside was completely collapsed. (Photo mine)
|"I love you" graffitied inside. On another wall it said "The end is near" (Photo mine)|
|Desert. (Photo mine)|
Meanwhiles, back in comfortably air-conditioned car, my niece missed the whole thing.
|Meg. (Photo mine)|
Speaking of peaceful! Nothing like a sleeping toddler. Gotta love that kid!