Mom? Where is Calhoun County?

Cattle Pond
The day started out innocent enough as we headed out to one of my favorite places in the country, but then we realized we had wandered further than we had ever been, and we were pretty sure we had taken a few extra turns.

Turn left Mom. Let’s see what’s up this way!

Old Railroad Tracks
When we came across this old train track, we had a pretty good idea that we didn’t have a clue where we were, but we were definitely in the mood to do some exploring.

Well Mom, that country road sign over there says Calhoun county.
Hey Mom? Where is Calhoun county?

I don’t know Haley. I have never heard of it. Why?

Well Mom, that county road sign over there says Calhoun county.

And Mom? I can’t remember the last time we saw a car.

Ruh roh . . .

Old Railroad Bridge
I gotta get a shot of this old railroad bridge.

Old Railroad Bridge in Balck and White
I can already see this old bridge in black and white, so wait a sec.

Umm . . .

Haley? Did you say Calhoun county?

I told ya we should have turned right!
Yeah Mom? I told ya we should have turned right!

Ya say what Haley??

Smile for the camera!
You know dang well if ya don’t smile for the camera it’s gonna be black and white, right?

Hey now Mom! I am the one that found the train tracks!

Yeah, turn left. I remember Haley.

Smile for Mikey!
As soon as I mention we need a new pic for Mikey, you suddenly find a huge smile huh? I’ll remember that girl!

So Haley?

Yeah Mom?

Did we bring the cell phone?

Nope Mom. Ya said we wouldn’t need it.

Haley? Ya happen to have an idea which direction home might be?

Go straight Mom. The road has to end up somewhere eventually.

Not in Alabama though, right Haley?


Did we happen to pass a gas station?

Cricket Walker

(6) Comments

  1. S Emerson
    S EmersonMar 11, 2008

    Evidently, you made the right turn(s) on the way home .

    Beautiful pictures, as always!

  2. Martha
    MarthaMar 11, 2008

    I love an adventure! Sounds like you and Haley had a good one!

  3. Pam
    PamMar 11, 2008

    Ya came all the way to Calhoun County and ya didn’t stop by and say hello.

  4. PapaPig
    PapaPigMar 12, 2008

    Now considering today was the Mississippi Primary, it’s amazing what some people will go to just to avoid voting.

    “I was going to vote really! Be we got really lost and the polls were closed by the time we found home”.

  5. Rod Templar
    Rod TemplarJan 15, 2011

    I love walking along old railroads through the countryside. There are some real cool ones in England. I just moved to california and am looking for any old tracks to explore, longer the better. Any ideas anyone?

    • Cricket Walker
      Cricket WalkerJan 15, 2011

      I just listen for the sound of the train and start exploring….

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