Ruth, with our friend Andrei at the Orheiul Vechi Historical Complex at Trebujeni, Moldova. Photo taken December 2, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Friday, June 3, 2016

The spooky house...

Every time grandson Cameron drives by an old abandoned house, he calls it a "spooky" house. Well, there's an old abandoned farm house on the road towards the park and we've driven by it several times while Cameron has been here.

He said that he wanted to see the inside, so yesterday, we stopped by for a visit!

It's pretty dilapidated though, so we couldn't go inside. Looks like the whole thing  could come tumbling down!

I always thought you could make a coffee table book of old abandoned farm houses.

Somebody missing a boot?

Yep...it's pretty much time for the wrecking ball!

The little blue car, with Sadie, Lindsey, and Cameron.

Meanwhile, our son Alex has been off exploring too! He's got the travel bug just like the rest of the family, and he's currently on a two week trip to Iceland and Norway.

Our son Alex, in Iceland.

Hopefully when he returns to Canada he'll put together a guest post for us all. We've been to Iceland, and it's got to be on of the most photogenic countries in the world. Amazing scenery!

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16 comments:

  1. I always loved going to explore the "A-Bays" as we called the abandoned farms ... Many stories. I'm with Cameron, they are spooky!!!

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    1. There are definitely a lot of these "spooky" abandoned farms all around Saskatchewan. People could have a field day here with them.

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  2. That old boot would look great with a geranium growing in it...

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    1. When Lindsey told me about the old boot, I said they should have brought it back to the park and I would have planted flowers in it! :-)

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  3. There are about 20 framed pictures in our hallway of abandoned farm houses that have been drawn in pencil from the Ottawa valley and Quebec.

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    1. I remember seeing pictures in your hallway but never really noticed that they were of abandoned farm houses. Guess we will have to pay more attention next time we are there.

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  4. I enjoy photographing old country abanodn homes, but never go inside since I had a unforuntate run in with a snake who apparently thought it was only for its use.

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    1. Yes, when you go in you never know what you may encounter!

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  5. One of the other blogs I follow is Cities of Dust, which posts pictures and a little history of abandoned buildings and ghost towns in New Mexico.

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    1. Sounds like a cool blog. We love seeing old abandoned buildings and ghost towns. Our best yet was in Namibia. www.travelwithkevinandruth.com/2013/12/the-diamond-mining-ghost-town-of.html

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  6. Your header picture is spooky! Looks like that house has been around for a long time seeing the lath and plaster.

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    1. I would expect that it is one of the original settlers' houses from the early 1900's.

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  7. Love exploring old desert houses and barns make you wonderful what happened there.

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    1. Yes it would be neat to know some of the stories that house could tell!

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  8. We had a fabulous time in Iceland.

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    1. We had a fantastic time there as well!

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