Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Road Less Traveled

Gentleman Farmer has the week off from work and because our car is
"on it's last leg," we thought we would stick pretty close to home
and just do some "day tripping!"
Our journey first led us down I-5 to Centralia where we stopped to visit the
historic Borst Home.
( I just found a local fellow blogger who has several posts on the Borst Home
and the history. She has many wonderful pictures of the inside of the home
and the history, also, if you would like to go over there and take a peek!
Look at her sidebar and start with "part 1")

The Borst Home


Some of the gardens, created by the Master Gardeners program
featuring plants that may have been planted by the Borst family.
Below ~ the Bird and Butterfly Garden
The Cutting Garden
The Herb Garden
The Vegetable Garden
The Flower Garden

Hollyhocks ~ one of my favorite flowers...

and someone else likes them, too!

The Schoolhouse

The Blockhouse
After our visit to the Borst Home and gardens, Gentleman Farmer and I
continued down the road and turned onto Hwy. 6, (This is where "the road less traveled
comes in!) cruising along beautiful forest and farmland.
Arriving in Raymond, we turned South and stopped at an antique store in South Bend
then drove a little further to the seaside vacation cabin of a friend.
On our return to South Bend, off on the left we spotted several
Roosevelt Elk that are often seen feeding in this area.

Instead of following Hwy. 6 back,we continued north thru
Raymond and up Hwy. 101 to Montesano.
We are taking all the back roads ~ the sights are much more interesting there!
From Montesano, we take the Middle Satsop Road and drive to
Shaffer State Park. Another good place to get out and stretch our legs.
Big Leaf Maple's in the picnic area.

The lazy (for now) Satsop River.

Time to head toward home via the nearly deserted back road to Matlock.
We come upon a doe feeding as we checkout the Beeville Loop Road.
It's starting to get dark now, so we head for home.
Upon arriving home, we are greeted by our doe and two fawns.
It was nearly dark, but if you look really hard, you can see her and one
baby's eyes reflecting the flash!

So ends our pleasant day following The Road Less Traveled!
"Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace."
Proverbs 3:17


Lori said...

I just love it when y'all go on road trips!!! I feel like I always get to go too when you post these wonderful pictures!!! Loved it! :)
So....where are we going next?

Michele said...

I wish I could have gone, too! Looks like you had a lovely jaunt. =)

Nadine said...

What a wonderful road trip that you took! It has been a long time since we have been down that way! I was just thinking the other day that we should take the kids out to the ocean!
We have been blessed to live in such a beautiful state with so much beauty to see!
Thank you for sharing your pictures with us!


Roo and Wren's Mama said...

What a fun day trip! Thanks for taking us along. :)
So many babies in that little family cemetary - so sad. Lovely house and estate though. It looks like it was a beautiful day for exploring...

Sharon said...

Lady Farmer,

Thank you for sharing :) I love seeing the wonderful places that you and your honey go. I enjoy roads less traveled myself :) The Borst house and grounds is beautiful! The schoolhouse is charming.

Oh the elk! I love elk, they are so majestic!

Thanks again for sharing your day with us :)



lady m said...

Oh I must agree with Lori ~ I so enjoy traveling with you and Gentleman Farmer, it is so relaxing and you always takes us to some very beautiful spots ;)

Thank you for sharing...

lady m

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I love seeing parts of the country I have never been before. It makes me want to take a little road trip with my hubby.

Jennifer said...

Isn't amazing how so many of the best trips..and outings..are so close to home - at our own backdoors! I just love your pictures! Thanks for taking us along on your trip!

Marqueta said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Oh, what a lovely place to visit! Ooh, the pink and white hollyhocks are so pretty (My hollyhocks are just about ready to send you some seeds), and the picket fences around each garden, etc.

Thanks for letting us tag along with you on your little trip.



Simply Heart And Home said...

What a beautiful house! I would love to spend a day visiting the house and the grounds. Your day sounds wonderful!


Miss Jen said...

Enjoyed every bit of your trip,
Lady Farmer! Thank you for bringing
us all along!!! :) That Schoolhouse is SO adorable... and those hollyhocks are just beautiful!!
*happy sigh* Hope you have a Sweet & Blessed Weekend!

With Much Love~ Miss Jen

Vivianna said...

Thank you so much for taking us on this 'field trip'. I love seeing things and places of an older era. Felt like I was there too.


Anonymous said...

Aren't road trips fun?! Thank you for sharing the fabulous pix of the gardens. They are so lovely and well-tended. I especially liked the vegetable gardens. What a sweet day you had on your journeys.

Thank you for stopping by Rose Cottage and journeying with me along the roads in southwest France. I am so glad you have joined the adventures!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm