Thursday, September 20, 2012
Rural Thursday Blog Hop #35
This is the Daleville Town Center located in Daleville of course ;) They have been working on this since we moved here in 2008. It's supposed to be a whole neighborhood, where you can live and shop and not have to drive. Over on the other side, you can't see from the picture is the housing. I don't know how many houses they've completed but the last time I drove through there were only a handful. And I'm not even sure if any of those have sold yet. There is one shop in the Town Center I like called The Willow Pod which is a neat little gift shop. Other than that, there isn't much else except a light store and an urgent care. Maybe it's just me but I don't see this as being an all inclusive neighborhood. The architecture is pretty though and they do make good use of the field by holding outdoor concerts and this weekend is the Biscuit Bash and all proceeds will go to help abused and neglected animals.
Last night the boys had their 4th football game and their 4th win! It was a great game. They all played so well!
I finished reading Water For Elephants last night. Loved it. I know, I'm late reading it and watched the movie first and since it's a favorite of mine, I decided I must read the book that got it all started. What a great book. It made me a little sad when they would flash to 93 year old Jacob. I realize how quickly time flies and I really felt a bit melancholy over that fact while reading the older Jacob parts. Then there is beautiful Rosie. Reading the book has made me want to read more about elephants. What smart creatures they are! When we first moved here, Nick had gotten tickets to the circus. We had a fun time but I remember when the elephants came walking past us, one looked like she was crying. I swear that I saw a tear on her cheek. I have always remembered that look in her eye and that tear as she walked past us. Actually, I even blogged about it right here ...
And back to the book...don't you just hate when you finish a book that you loved? I'm going to miss Jacob, Marlena and Rosie....
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