Sunday, March 21, 2010

A gamblin' we go, the rest of the story!

You can read about the first part of our gambling trip here, which includes a photo of a car in a tree, for real and on purpose.

We left the casino with plenty of daylight, so we took a bit of an alternate route home, Harmony Road, sort of northwest off Highway 22. Before long we came upon several photo-worthy sights.

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Seeing the barn, I thought, "Oh, I need to get a photo of that one! Where can I pull over? Where? Oh, there!"

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Right past the barn's fence, I noticed a graveyard, then a little white church, and a flat driveway into a small, leaf-covered parking area Harmony Cemetery at Union Baptist Church.

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The wooden sign leans against the front porch.

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The cemetery.

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As I walked around for a little while, I didn't see any glass jars at the tombstones.

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You can see the barn in the distance, past the church and the cemetery.

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Across Harmony Road.

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Around the curve after the church, I noticed another arresting sight out the passenger side of the windshield. "What's that? A dog statue? Huh?" I pulled off at a safe spot, got out and walked back to take a look and a couple of photos.

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Have you ever seen anything like this?

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Not too many miles later we had turned right onto Highway 18 and soon arrived out the Dairy Queen in Sheridan, Oregon. Actually, it's not in the center of town--we've never seen Sheridan itself, but we've stopped here practically every gamblin' trip--we get a four-piece chicken strip box with fries and a piece of toast; we share it for cheap eats.

From Sheridan we continued on 18 until we came to 99W. We followed it until it became Barbur Blvd. which we took into downtown Portland and then home. Luckily we found a close enough parking spot that Mama could walk to the apartment using her walker. All in all, a fine outing.

1 comment:

Abraham said...

But you didn't say if you won or lost?

The photos of the old church and cemetery are nice ones.