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Monday, June 22, 2015

Travel Theme: Old Fashioned

Time for another travel theme photo album.  The topic selected this time was "old fashioned".

This is a wooden water tower in North  Dakota.  It sat along the train tracks and was used in the days of the steam engines.  I don't know for sure but I'd be willing to bet it is no longer there.

An old International fire truck in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  I got so many great shots of it.

An ox cart in Nicaragua.  I found the yoke over the horns unusual.

From ox power to horse power.  Taken on Mackinaw Island.

Also in Clarksdale, MS.  Taken through an old, old screen door.  (Check out The Shack-Up Inn... eye candy everywhere).

Old fashioned tourist stop... Wigwam Village in Cave City, KY.  A very fun stop-over.  This is one of three left.  The others are in Holbrook, AZ and somewhere in CA.

A bridge of Madison Co. (Iowa).

A Hungarian 'horse shepherd' near Budapest.


The Jacobite Steam Train in Scotland (aka The Hogwort Express).

Reproduction of an ancient 'black house' on the island of Lewis, Scotland.

Peter and his wife and son.  Long story I'll tell another time, we met Peter through a circumstance and offered to drive him to his boma.  There we met the whole family and were guests in his home.  Our Kenyan driver was amazed... "This just doesn't happen!"

Gathering salt at Lake Magadi, Kenya.

Lake Baringo, Kenya.  This is an Njemp fisherman, one of a dying people group.  The boat is made of balsa wood and is very light and buoyant.

Harris tweed weaver.

A weaver in Nanyuki, Kenya using a drop spindle to make yarn.

A horse drawn hay rake on Himself's uncle's farm.

In Debre Zeit, Ethiopia more oxen who just a short time before were pulling a wooden plow.

So much is 'old' or 'common' just from which side of life you are standing on.  Here where we live there are many small communities of Amish and Mennonite folks.  Their ways seem old fashioned to us... yet they will tell you they are living much more 'modern' than their parents and grandparents.

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