Wednesday, July 8, 2009

An Afternoon Drive

Wednesdays mean Outdoor Wednesday with Susan from over at A Southerndaydreamer. It's been a while since I've participated and sure wanted to jump on the bandwagon this week and join in the fun. Susan thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday.

Today was a good day. After finishing the mowing and getting cleaned up, Mr. P. wanted to go for a drive. I grabbed the camera and suggested we drive around and I could show my blogger friends a few of the homes in our community.

This home has fondly been called the Cake House for years. The lady that built it many years ago made the most awesome cakes. She could put anything on top of any size cake you asked for. She has since past and the home has been sold a couple of times since. But the memories still live on.

Through the windshield I shot the picture of the Realtor's sign. Once again the Cake House is for sale.

Driving up around the corner I shot a picture of this beautiful home. The front being very majestic but feels to me like it's lacking something.

Down the road aways I remembered our "famous" cemetery. This cemetery is visited by bus loads of tours each year.

This is one of the majestic monuments that draws our tours.

Out on the east end of town is the addition called The Oaks. This addition was the brain storm of a farmer in our area about 4 years ago. If you can envision this once used to be a huge bean field. Mr. P. dug most of the basements in this addition. So, it's pretty special to us. This is one of the last additions Mr. P. worked on,

To the right as you pull in is the developers son's home. We noticed as we pulled in, it's now for sale.

Down on the left is this beauty.. Oh girls you should see the inside. But we'll get back to this in just a bit.

Straight ahead is this beautiful home. If anyone can drool over a home this is one I would certainly drool over. It also is for sale. After building the home the owners realized they were soon empty Nester's and have decided to down size. It has 4500 square feet of finished floor space. Now girls, that's a lot of room to play in. I wish I would have gotten a close up of the swing hanging on the left of the porch. Reminds me of Susan's over at Betweennapsontheporch.

This house sets in a bit of a hollow. At first you think how nice to be so secluded. They've mixed brick with real stone for front exterior. This home has been up for about 4 years now and they still haven't finished the other exterior walls. It looks a bit forlorn I think.

This is just at the end of the culdsac in one end. The young couple that built this are very particular and it shows. They are slowly adding landscaping along with the room for their little girl to play in.

Another cutie patootie.. This just screams "welcome" come on in. You gotta love a house with a front porch. I personally think it finishes dressing a home. The antique light fixture was bought from some friends in Liberty. What a treasure.

Remember this at the beginning of the post?

This is the side view as we start to head back out of the development.

I wished I had zoomed in for a close up of the pool. Would be fun to take a dip huh?

Finally, the front. It's it a beauty? The wrap around porch, wraps all the way around the right of the home to the back. The inside is just as spectacular as the exterior.

I had to get a close up of Melinda's front door. I love the metal shaped basked full of flowers. She would have a fit if she knew the door's scratch showed up on here. I won't tell her if you don't. lol

Getting closer to home I wanted to show you another friends home. She loves country decor and her front porch certainly screams country.

Now, what do you think of the back of this home? Huge huh? What a view they have. Now, lets drive around to the front, out the lane and down the road then turn right and...

You are in the front. Were you expecting something a bit more over the top? It is a bit surprising isn't it? The couple that live here have 2 small children. I'm not sure the square footage, but from the backside it looks "large" very "large".. lol

Wanted to show you a close up of their front door. Go ahead ring the bell, I know they would love for us to stop and say hello.

Back home again girls...

to our humble farm. I love looking at all the nicer homes in town, but you know the saying,

"There's no place like home." I'm glad you joined us for an afternoon drive. We'll do it again soon. There alot more streets we can cruise up and down on... hugs ~lynne~


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM My Dear girl what's with this thin skinny arm I am seeing here...Girl you need to gain some weight..Oh I know I not your mama...but you are getting to thin my friend..EAT more than POPCORN you hear me!!
Now I love all the beautiful homes you show us..girl I always notice when I go back east they don't have fences like here everyone put a fence around there yards and it makes them so small looking...of course I don't have a fence too much property to fence in ha ha!! Love the home with the lake and I also love your lake is that where you going fishing with Mr.Bailey...May you have a great day my friend..Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what gorgeous homes. I would love to have a tour of them. Such a beautiful area, and the homes are to die for. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

I just love the house with the wrap around porch.

Tootsie said...

I love the houses in this post! what a beautiful's the shop? hope you are having a good week

xinex said...

Nice homes, Lynne, nice neighborhood but you're right, there's no place like home...Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of pretty homes - including yours. Thanks for the tour.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lynne I loved our drive today. Thank the hubby for being the designated driver so that you could do the photographing. So many beautiful homes, makes you just want to drool doesn't it? But then "There's no place like home." Right here in the middle of the Phoenix desert for me. Please stop by and read my post today. You will love it. Country Hugs, Sherry

Bill said...

Thank you for the tour -- it's a beautiful neighborhood!
I agree that the "majestic" house needs something .... maybe the landscaping will catch up with the house at some point. The yellow house is definitely one of my favorites.

You kept addressing the girls -- is it OK if a boy enjoys your blog?
Bye for now,
Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

Salmagundi said...

That was a fun tour - I love houses! I'm a real gawker when it comes to houses. You don't want me driving as I'm dangerous while looking around in neighborhoods. Glad you were able to get out for a drive. Sally

Four Paws and Co said...

Ooooohhhh, I'm in love with the "porch" houses! Great tour Lynne! ☺♥☺ diane

Love Bears All Things said...

Lots of nice homes. I'm with you about the porches. I just love them. What I noticed most was the lack of trees and landscaping. I just hate a developement without trees. I know, it was a field before, but still. That is why we bought an home in an established neighborhood. I love to have me some trees.
Mama Bear

9405018--Pat said...

Hey Lynne, Thanks for taking us on your drive around town. I enjoyed the pics, what a nice town with great home. Thanks for incuding us...stay cool...Pat H

Kat said...

What a lovely tour of some beautiful homes. I love all of the ones with the big front porches. And that big one with the wraparound porch - to die for! Thanks for the tour. Can't wait to see more. Kathy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Pat, what a wonderful surprise to see you had stopped by. It has been a long time my friend. I'm glad you enjoyed the short tour. Hope things are well your way..
hugs ~lynne~

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I enjoyed my tour Lynne, but I honestly felt more welcomed at your home than any of the others. Yours looks so inviting and pretty. laurie

Cass @ That Old House said...

Thanks for the tour! I love seeing the areas where other bloggers live in REAL life. :-)

Very lovely homes, but as you say -- there is no place like your own!


Mary Bergfeld said...

What a delightful tour. Thanks for taking us along. Your pictures are terrific. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Lisa said...

I kept scrolling after your cute tablescape and on to the house tour. Would you believe I know who David Whitmer is (was) on that monument?! How funny! Don't know where he's buried, but he was an important part of the establishing of my church, the LDS Church. Thanks for the visit!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Fun tour, seeing your area! Your place is the best though...lovely view and property. Thanks for taking us along. Yep, let's do it again sometime! :-) Susan