Wandering around old quaint towns is a favorite of mine . . . I hope to do more of it as my kids grow older . . . maybe I’ll even get them to enjoy the historicity of places, unique specialty shops, bakeries and ice cream salons, and the simple pleasure that is sitting on a wooden bench and watching people pass by.
Since we live about 5 miles from one such town, yesterday, I invited my best friend and her kids to join us for a little exploration and play near the town’s old railroad tracks.
the old caboose
one special little girl climbing to the top
the caboose steering wheel
and more signs
another beauty, wearing a cute outfit her nanna sent
a great place for fresh bread; a local favorite
old houses are everywhere . . . in great contrast to all the developments so popular in the area
i love the architecture
and the railway? now a biking path that extends the length of the old tracks;
my husband bikes it almost daily on his way to work
runners, hikers, bikers, and moms with strollers galore
(a great place for eavesdropping :-) )
and there’s always somewhere to sit down and rest,
whether it be the lush grass on the green, a bench, a brick path, or an old wooden chair
the train’s old depot is now a museum . . . amazing stories inside . . . it almost feels haunted
a stained glass window
the local florist
old wagon wheels
complete our adventure. I wonder where curiosity will bring us next time . . .
to see a few more photographs of delicious eats in Herndon, check out my post, “i heart desserts.”