How about a little Charm?

Charm, Ohio

In the midst of Amish country in Ohio there is small community called Charm. The village, though small, does have a post office and even a website.

Keim Lumber in Charm

Not many other signs around the town, but he name alone makes you want to go there. The pastoral environment and Amish atmosphere really does give it some charm!

 

 

 

Amish cart in Charm, OH

Everywhere you look in Charm, you see both Amish folk and lots of Amish influence.

Amish Laundry

The photo above is one of my favorite shots.  Very colorful.

Charm, OH: Old vs. New

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Hungry? How about a visit to Rabbit Hash?

Rabbit Hash, KY

In October 2008 I took a two day road trip with my wife.  We went to Indiana and then came back via some back roads along the river.  Along the way we arrived at the scenic and unique riverside village called Rabbit Hash.

Rabbit Has Mayor – Lucy Lou

According to the Rabbit Hash website: “The town’s name, “Rabbit Hash” is said to have originated during the flood of 1847 when the abundant local rabbit population was driven to higher ground and became a food staple in a special stew called “hash.” Little documented history of Rabbit Hash actually survives, primarily because devastating Ohio River floods in 1884, 1913 and 1937 deluged the little town and ruined many records.”

Rabbit Hash is basically a small hamlet built around an old general store and fun concepts, such as a dog for Mayor.  Lucy Lou is the second dog mayor, following the great lead of Junior Cochran.

 

Rabbit Hash General Store

The Rabbit Hash General Store has been around since before the 1930s.  In 1937 it was completely submerged by a flood but has still remained standing. A walk through the store brings one back to those times with many unique items.

Rabbit Hash Cups

One can get all sorts of Rabbit Hash souvenirs, if interested. Fun Fun Fun.

Inside the Rabbit Hash General Store
Rabbit Hash Sign

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A Boring Trip

Entering Boring, OR

Today I actually flew to Portland for iHigh work and a couple of hours to spare, so I took a drive south of Clackamas, where I am staying and made my way to Boring, a small town south of Portland.

Welcome to Boring

Boring really is actually a nice town nestled in the fir covered hills heading towards Mt. Hood.

Boring was actually  named after William H. Boring, who was an early resident of the area.  He  was a Union veteran who had moved out to Oregon after the Civil War and had served with the 33rd Illinois Infantry. Boring died in 1932 at the age of 91 and was buried with his wife Sarah in Damascus Pioneer Cemetery, just north of Boring.

Boring Fire Department

Indeed, like other towns, there are many Boring things in Boring….like the fire department training tower above, and the Boring Mini Storage as seen below. (And wonder if the Yuuup guy, Dave Hester, from Storage Wars, would come here for an auction…)

Boring Mini Storage

And, of course, there is even a Boring Post Office–

Boring Post Office

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