A few more photos from our little road trip last week. There is of course much more to Meigs county than my photos will show. The old towns of Middleport (named, I heard, because it is midway between Pittsburgh and Cairo Illinois, or perhaps midway along the Ohio stretch of the Ohio river, take your pick) and Pomeroy were not on our path because we visit those places pretty often. You can see more about Pomeroy here and here.
This was a trip to explore Meigs back roads, and here is some of what we saw:
Little white houses...they dotted the countryside. Most were very well maintained.
And a random boat, miles from any river.
We were surprised to see Amish buggies here.
We turned back homeward at Albany, OH. The old downtown seems to be dying here, as businesses move toward the newer four-lane highway that skirts the edge of town.
I loved this house.
We hope to take another trip this week. Where will we go? Who knows? The joy was in the rambling, just turning here and there to see what we found. This was a fun day, and we took home some good memories that I posted on Facebook:
The guy we passed on the highway on his small motorcycle, helmet on but no facemask. His grimace was fierce as his two clashing plaid shirts blew in the wind, and a trail of traffic followed his slow, steady pace.
The girl at the thrift shop who is in college now, but used to work at the local bank. "We got robbed seven times," she said, "and after that last one I said, that's it I'm outta here."
The elderly man at the ice cream shop, bringing his own bowl so he could buy a bowl of ice cream for his dog while he himself ate a large chocolate cone.
The owl, perched on a line in the middle of a hot day, watching us go by but not flying off.
The small country church named The Endtime House of Prayer. Maybe they know something we don't?
Stay cool, my friends.
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