How about a little Charm?

How about a little Charm?

Amish Country, Backroads Discoveries, Cross Country Road Trips, Farmland, Horses, Ohio, People Shots, Place Names, Roadside Attractions, Town Names, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Places
[caption id="attachment_124" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Charm, Ohio[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_125" align="alignleft" width="300"] Keim Lumber in Charm[/caption] 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!       [caption id="attachment_126" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Amish cart in Charm, OH[/caption] Everywhere you look in Charm, you see both Amish folk and lots of Amish influence. [caption id="attachment_127" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Amish Laundry[/caption] The photo above is one of my favorite shots.  Very colorful. [caption id="attachment_128" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Charm, OH: Old vs. New[/caption] View Larger Map Charm, OH
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Hungry? How about a visit to Rabbit Hash?

Hungry? How about a visit to Rabbit Hash?

Backroads Discoveries, Cross Country Road Trips, Family Travel, Kentucky, Landscapes, Place Names, Post Offices, Random Thoughts, Roadside Attractions, Town Names, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Places, Yard Art
[caption id="attachment_114" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Rabbit Hash, KY[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_115" align="alignleft" width="199"] Rabbit Has Mayor - Lucy Lou[/caption] 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."…
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A Boring Trip

A Boring Trip

Backroads Discoveries, Cross Country Road Trips, Landscapes, Mountains, Oregon, Place Names, Roadside Attractions, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places
[caption id="attachment_104" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Entering Boring, OR[/caption] 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. [caption id="attachment_105" align="alignleft" width="300"] Welcome to Boring[/caption] 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,…
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