"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Life in a small town

When you live in the middle of nowhere, recreational activities tend to be pretty limited.

While there is an obvious lack of bars, restaurants, theaters, museums, retail developments, coffee shops or anything else of much interest, there is an overabundance of pastures, farms and dirt roads.

To the bewilderment of most people who have access to other forms of entertainment, riding dirt roads is actually a popular pastime in most small towns. Trust me — when I moved here, I didn’t get it either. But now, I actually enjoy creeping down a dirt road at snail’s pace with some of my best friends — good music blaring on the radio, windows down (when it’s not too cold), laughing, with camera in hand.

The camera is an important part of the experience because you never know when you’ll have the opportunity to capture something that is a blatant reminder of just how southern you actually are.

Yes. That’s a real road. And yes, I was so amused, I made Willis turn the Jeep around so I could go back and take a picture.

Welcome to Alabama.


Jen L. said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaa! Love it!
When I was in Alaska, there was one "main road." The northern most part of it was called the end of the road. There was a sign "End of the Road." So see? It's not just us southerners! (Though Over Yonder is far funnier.)

Anonymous said...


~jill said...

that's a great street name!

Trudy said...

That is hilarious...good thing you took a picture because otherwise I would have thought it was too good to be true for sure!

Happy New Year Heather!

scarlethue said...

Lord knows we have those in Mississippi too!

Jenners said...

I must say, I've never lived in that small a town. that sign is almost worth stealing!

septembermom said...

That's a great street sign. It's always amazing to see what you'll find in your travels.

Happy New Year Heather!

Diane said...

I'm not sure how I missed your return (well, I do know... I've been a slacker myself of late) but I'm SO glad you're back!!! I've missed you!!! Happy New Year, my little bloggy sister!! xo

Lacey said...

Isn't that soooo true?! Growing up we always used to go "cruising," and although now I look back and can't for the life of me figure out what was so entertaining about driving up and down the same empty roads, SOMETHING must have been super fun about it because we did it all. the. time.

Love the picture!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

A pretty good road name! Happy New Year!

Andy said...

I'd say I'm surprised but that would be a lie. That's still a great find, though.