What it Would be Like to be Our Dog

I think Vivi is one lucky canine.  Not just every dog out there gets taken on long walks where they get to look at pretty old houses, see and hear trains go by, and play in the city cemetery.  We have two routes we take and this is the shorter one of the two. 

First, we start walking. lets-go.jpg

Bye Bye, Spring Street!  our-street.jpg

The first house we pass used to be a boarding house,realty-co.jpg 

then we pass two houses that have recently been renovated. double-pen-turned-bungalow.jpg eng-vernacular-revival.jpg

We turn down another street and we see the Old Academy.  old-academy.jpg 

Here we are! were-here.jpg

And we get to play some mean-vivi.jpg

and we become very tired. tired.jpg

So we start going home. poor-old-house.jpg 

We go over the railroad tracks, rr.jpg

& see the house, turned funeral home, turned law office. law-office.jpg

Onto the presbertyerian church (parking lot being paved), pentecostal.jpg

then the First Pentecostal Church, presb-church.jpg

& our downtown plus the park named after my grandmother.park-and-downtown.jpg

We go back over the RR tracks. rr2.jpg

Almost home! going-back-home.jpg

We turn onto our street and we’re home! home.jpg

Last week my little town was voted #3 in CNN Money’s 100 Best Places to Live and Launch (launch a business, not a rocket).  And just why would someone want to live here and start a business?  Well, from the above pictures you can see a few reasons that made us move back to my hometown (& not including that our city is also home to the largest mall in the southeast, as well as a 37,000 acre lake that is less than two miles from our house and is in the ninth fastest growing county in the country).

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2 Responses to What it Would be Like to be Our Dog

  1. Rachel March 31, 2008 at 3:39 pm #

    Beautiful houses…I wish I had a place to walk that was so scenic. I love Athens, but it definitely isn’t that beautiful!


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