Thursday, September 3, 2015

OLD FENCES in AUGUSTA KY #9

Hey ya'll!
Today I'm joining up with  Run*A*Round Ranch Report to share some country fence photos in Augusta, KY.
Friday, (Aug. 28th) I took a ride up to the Ohio River and had lunch with my Aunt Marlene. 
Just a picnic we had packed. Home made chicken salad, Ritz crackers, chips, assorted donuts for dessert and of course, Ale-8 (most popular pop here in KY) to wash it all down with.
Then we just sat around, watching everyone come and go...
Watched the Jenny Ann ferry (oldest ferry still on the Ohio River) come and go a few times too...
(Still only $5 for a car and foot travel is free)
Click here to see a live cam view from the Augusta website.

Looked around at a few landmarks...
This is the Welcome center and Rotary Railroad Museum. Isn't it so cute?
 Visited a few shops...
I loved this little shop btw, the owner was the nicest I met all day! I could've just talked to her all day. If you ever visit, be sure to drop in Ninas!
I heard George Clooney makes his home here on the River.
I'm not a big celebrity person, but I do think that man is awesome.
I never ran into him, but my Aunt has seen him in front of this little, cute store called Nina's....
on a tv thing, gearing up for the Labor Day celebration called Heritage Days.
It was the most perfect weather ever.
And as always, I was still looking around for some cute fences. I found tons, but here are a few I loved.
I am a sucker for about any corner fence out there, so I loved this one.







As you can tell, I love old, wooden fences the most. But every now and then others catch my eye too...
 
 
Home of General John Payne
Est: 1792
Now a B&B on the river...

And here is a partial back view:

One thing is to say for sure about this town. It is just lovely.
The people are friendly and the streets were all kept very neat and tidy. Most of the shops were still ran by long time owners and you could tell they were proud of that. I just love little ole' towns like this.
I even got to sit outside one, in makeshift farming machine seats, while a tiny shop was "Gone for 5 minutes."  And they really were, lol. 

It was just an old time relaxing kinda day to let your worries go away.

Thanks again to Good Fences for the linkup!

20 comments:

  1. Hello, looks like a great place for a picnic with your Aunt. The town is lovely. Wonderful series of photos. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you eileeninmd! It was a very lovely town and so friendly!
      ~lisa

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  2. Nice visit with your aunt. Like the fences, especially the corner on.

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    1. Hi Paula, thank you. Yes, the corner fence was probably my favorite find. lol besides the chicken salad, lol
      ~Lisa

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  3. Great to have Geoerge around the area and I love all the stone walls in particular. that ferry is certainly good value, Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Margaret, yes just the thought of maybe catching a glimpse of him was fun. Thank you.

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  4. Oh now I want to visit Augusta and have a picnic on the Ohio river! It does look like a beautiful place with great fences and walls too!

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    1. Hi Christine, I really recommend it. We travel around a little bit, and I have to say this is one of the cutest places and turns out it wasn't that far from me all this time!
      Thanks for stopping in!
      ~lisa

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  5. sounds like a really sweet place. love that territory. :)

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  6. and i hadn't heard of ale-8 before. :)

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    1. Hi TexWisGirl, it sure was a sweet place for sure. Ale-8 is a local pop made in Winchester KY. It's mainly a ginger ale mixture. We grew up with it. And it wasn't until my first trip around age 10 or so when I realized it wasn't everywhere in the US. lol
      Thanks for stopping in,
      ~lisa

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  7. Oooh I would be elated to see George Clooney! Looks like a perfect day with your Aunt. It would be enjoyable seeing the old Ferry go back and forth. Nothing like a relaxing afternoon. I like the welcome center for the rotary museum- love trains! Great captures of fences too! I need to search info about Augusta- it sounds ideal!

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    1. Hi Liz, yes, it sure is a beautiful place. I hope you give it a visit. Once you get to the main street of old time shops you won't be disappointed. And the riverside, oh, perfect for relaxing. One of my favorite places now.
      Thanks for stopping in!
      ~Lisa

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  8. What a pleasant day you had. - The lunch sounded like fun and watching that Ferry would be so neat. - You found lots of great fences. The Corner one was very pretty and the rock wall fence around the General's place was just wonderful. - Nice looking home.

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    1. Hi Ida, thanks for stopping in. Yes it was so relaxing just sitting and watching the ferry make its' rounds. And I didn't go in the home, but I can only imagine how cute it must now be as a Bed and Breakfast.
      ~Lisa

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    1. So true! I agree but there is just something so heartwarming about pulling up and seeing a wooden fence line. I love it. I think for me seeing a lot of stone reminds me too much of buildings nowadays. lol.
      Thanks for stopping in,
      ~Lisa

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  10. lovely spot for a picnic. love the rustic fence finds.

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    1. Hi Felicia, it sure did fit the bill for a relaxing afternoon for sure.
      Thanks,
      ~lisa

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  11. What a lovely place to visit, it all looks so interesting and with many great things to see! Thank you for taking us along! xx

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