We have been watching this old house slowly deteriorate and return to nature for the last 4 years. It is sitting out in a field all by itself. I can only imagine the former families that have called this "Home" in the past.
I am not sure what this and the other buildings on the property were used for. Grace thinks this might have been an old dairy or cattle property. It backs up to a lake that is frozen over this time of year. Beautiful old building.
A hospital near a womans prison and youth authority facility. Beautiful old brick architecture.
An old dairy farm, still being used.
This is the Grange. A meeting hall for community events.
Some really large silos out in the country. In the summer there are miles and miles of wheat, alfalfa, hay and other types of grasses out here.
This beautiful hawk let us drive right up to him and take a couple of pictures before flying off looking for his next meal.
What a great day. We do live in a very picturesque area.
I was born and have lived my entire life in the state of California. My parents moved to the little town of Thousand Oaks in 1959. The first year there, we did not even have a school. We had to go to school in makeshift classes in a cul-de-sac of new homes. The town has since turned into a beautiful town with a population of over 100,000. I married the girl I dated in high school and for some reason, she still keeps me around (35 years and counting). About 10 years ago we moved to a smaller community about 7-8 miles away in an attempt to re-capture that small town feel. Oh I forgot to mention that in 1976 we were blessed with the birth of a wonderful daughter. Our daughter married about the same time we moved (10 years ago) and now we are all getting ready to make the next journey in our lives. We are going to be moving to the Spokane area (in 2007) of Washington state. We are hoping to be able to buy homes as near to each other as possible (on acreage). Look out Spokane, here we come!