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Life is not about getting to the destination, life is what happens to you on the way there. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

My aloe is in bloom. WOOO! I'm going to get more aloe plants! I really like it's flower - kind of skeletal and alien looking. Around here when the Century plant blooms it sends this kind of bloom about 100 feet into the air. When we first moved down here the kids called the blooms of the century plant Alien Fingers and that name has stuck. Here's my own mini version of an Alien Finger. Awesome.

Here's a road DH and I found on Sunday just riding around - we drove it - it's old and mostly deserted and washed out in spots and hugely potholed in others but it was a great adventure. I looked it up online later - we found out that this road is called "The old brick Road" and was part of the first paved road in the state. It's only about 9 feet wide - but the whole thing is made of brick laid much like patio stone. It cost half a million dollars in it's day (about 100 years ago). There were placecs where we weren't sure we could get the car through it was that bad - but DH did - it was very fun. We'd stop the car in random spots just to get out and walk portions of it - very cool

The trees formed a natural tunnel around the road most of the time where it wasn't logged out.

Here's a better shot of part of the road that's in pretty good condition. The edges of the road had somethign a lot like sidewalk on them (You can just see it on the left corner there) and when I read about it I found that it is acrually crushed oyster shell - it's all bonded together now like cement. Quite interesting.


Blogger Cate said...

I love to find places like this. Amazing how they make you feel.

7/20/2006 10:24:00 PM  

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