Friday, February 19, 2016

Day Trip

We took a short day trip on Wednesday.  It was cloudy and gloomy.

Headed west and then south to a few antique shops that we had not been to since last spring.

Haybale snowman

We saw this cute haybale snowman.  The snow is dirty and the fields are getting bare south of us.

I had good luck finding some interesting old photos at least they are interesting to me.  One was kind of sad, it was a elderly woman’s trip to Hamilton Montana in 1969, she took photos of downtown, the railroad depot, the fairgrounds and views of streets and mountains.  They are all color photos and not the kind I collect so I will do some research and find the local Historical Museum in that area and mail it off.  I cannot believe that someone would sell it…but then I bought it so there you go… supply and demand.

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Hamilton Montana 1969 Photos

The lady had quite a common name, I think I found her obituary but one never really knows for sure. As most little old ladies do it is marked with her name and the address of a Nursing Home. It was probably part of an Estate and has more value/meaning going to a museum than relatives.

I found many old photos (1880-1940) with names, not that I needed anymore but they were calling my name.  I had several interesting conversations with people in the antique shops…and you know the saying that if you talk to some one long enough you will have a person in common…I met a fellow that was a classmate of a gal in Park Rapids (former church organist), he used to have a crush on her in high school back in Beardsley Minnesota…so much so that he named his daughter after her, not sure what his wife thought of that but she was busy shopping whilst he was talking to me.

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Far Guy found this F-16A Block 15 Air Defence Jet Fighter it even has The Happy Hooligans banner on the tail.  I think it needs some weapons …so some will be carved and painted.

On the way home it was late afternoon we found a place to walk Chance and stopped at a Mexican Resturaunt …there are two Mexican places in that little town, one is purple and one is rust colored we probably stopped at the wrong one, my other baby brother said they had the best Mexican food ever…people in the parking lot said the food was good…but we didn’t think so.  What I ordered  Far Guy couldn’t even eat…and he eats a lot of weird food. AND no Chance didn’t get any of it, hardly fit for a dog.

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21 comments:

  1. Too bad about the food, but the shopping sounds fun. I'm sure we will be seeing some of the new photos on your other blog.

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  2. The shopping sounds like fun. Too bad about the Mexican restaurant though. Nothing worse than eating lousy food at a restaurant. Have a great weekend.

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  3. It's wonderful to know that those pictures will be in a museum rather than in the dustbin. Good thing you came along to save the day. :-)

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  4. The plane was quite a find, and I'm glad you rescued the travel photos. A museum will be delighted to receive them.

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  5. We were pretty brown until this morning...hope you don't get what just blew in here. It's too bad people don't think to give things like this album to a museum...especially if they have no interest in it themselves.

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  6. Sounds like a fun day. I love the F16 fighter jet! Poppy and I ate at a Mexican place in Georgia several years...it was awful! I could only eat a few bites of what I ordered, but ate enough that I was sick and throwing up all night. SICK!! Thinking back, I believe it was some kind of dog food. Those gingham shiny brites are really neat!

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  7. So sorry about your food experience. It can ruin the entire days, despite the fact you had quite an adventure.

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  8. What a fun trip. We live in Mexican Food country...some food is just Nasty. Oops....I shouldn't have said that, but I did. Other food is YUMMY!
    Linda

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  9. I hope you find a place for the pictures to reside off in Montana.
    Too bad you must have picked the wrong Mexican place in town. Next time... ;)

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  10. All those photos... Glad you find some of them.

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  11. Some really good finds! I love the snowman!

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  12. I think winter, as we know, it is over. The dogs are shedding like crazy and the cats too. Daffodils here up a month early and blooming for a week already. 60's and 70's here. If my house was "decent" I'd invite you down so you could enjoy a little early Springtime. I've had the windows open for 2 days now.
    I love your finds and your photos and glad you got a little road trip in.

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  13. Well, your day out was fun except for the lousy food. The hay bale snowman is cute.

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  14. Is the haybale snowman the same place where you've seen a haybale turkey? Sorry about the Mexican restaurant.

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  15. So sad when we find photo albums of people who must have died without anyone caring enough to keep the pictures. I'm glad it has found someone who will appreciate it—you!

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  16. hay bales make great jack-o-lanterns and snowmen.

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  17. We learned a long time ago never to trust other people's restaurant recommendations. Everyone likes different stuff. Even so, I can't believe there would actually be two Mexican restaurants in the same little town in Minnesota!

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  18. If you want to send me the Hamilton album I'll be up there in May and can ask around town as to where to drop it off! Just an option!

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    1. Thanks for the offer. But I found an address and I mailed it today, so it is off to it's new home:)

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