8.15.2011

Roam Around & Around & Around

Last week, we met my parents in Decatur for lunch and an afternoon of aimless wandering.

We found ourselves at the following locations: a little restaurant rumored to serve the best smoked barbecue in all of Alabama, the oldest standing bank building in the state, an abandoned train depot, a bed & breakfast where outlaw Frank James spent a few days in 1881, and quaint historic streets that still have remnants of bricks and rails that once facilitated the long-extinct downtown trolley. 

And we got to see a train in action, chugging down the railroad tracks....which our little guy loved a whole lot. 

Sometimes aimless wandering is a wonderful thing to do. I highly recommend it. 

51 comments:

Jeannie said...

That afternoon was so much fun even tho it was hottttttt. Hudson seemed to enjoy himself since he go to see a train. I love historic places. You made some cute pictures!!

PS Will, what are you doing in the bushes????

Della said...

Love the dress! And the setting. I love how you vary your backgrounds...I need to get better about that!

Devin said...

These pictures are beautiful!
Oh gosh, just lovely!

Alaythea said...

You guys find the greatest places - I've been to Decatur but I've only seen the crappy side of it! Lol!

Liz said...

Wonderful photos, as usual!
You guys are quite the explorers!

A Train Car Jumper said...

Well this was one really fun but HOT day. My BBQ was good as well as my company. HAHA I love old train depots and other old buildings. Great pictures and I don't remember the train I was hanging off of having all of those words on it. Hudson loved watching that train go by.

LOVE YOU!!!

Mallorie Owens said...

Great pics :) Looks like fun!

Candice said...

Looks like a lovely day, and you and your family are gorgeous, as always! :) Aimless wandering is quite wonderful, I agree!

Laura Elizabeth said...

These pictures are great. I'm a big fan of aimless wandering but haven't done it in a while. You might inspire me!

Gentri said...

I love these pictures!! That first one of you is amazing!! :D

the real mia said...

That photo of your babe picking flowers is perfect. An instant classic!

misc.alaina said...

You and you mom look so much alike - just beautiful and love your outfit! Very fun photos of your outing!!

Pink Sun Drops said...

Sexy, sexy photo of you on that train! Love aimless wandering and the nooks and crannies discovered while doing so.

Raven said...

ok honestly? the most beautiful pictures EVER!!!!!! I am so behind on commenting and HATE missing your posts, because you ARE most certainly a favorite of mine, so when the kids are put to bed tonight, I am going to relax and come back here so I can catch up uninterrupted!!!

Gwiddle said...

These photo's are so amazing! Your dress is fabulous too by the way! I love following all the little adventures your family goes on!<3 It's good to be back! I hope you have a great week gorgeous girl!

Whitney said...

I seriously love all the pictures you take. There is something beautiful about every one! (or silly i.e. your hubby poking his head out of the bush. Love.) Your dress is goregous too.. xoxo

Ashley Sisk said...

I'm a bit envious of all your beautiful photo ops.

Janette said...

Duuuuude! That first picture of you on the train is phenomenallllllllllllllllllllllllllll! My favorite picture of you ever hands down!Speaking of hands... I must shake the hand of the photographer... And yes I agree, aimless wandering always seems to lead to some fantastic locations!

Janette, the Jongleur

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Katie said...

what wonderful scenery! I wish we had places like this around here. We probably do, but behind the smog I can't see them -__-
You're pretty!

Faith said...

you take the best pictures! love them! and you have such a fabulous sense of style! love your blog!

Rach said...

These photos are lovely! It seems like there are so many fun places to visit where you live. I didn't notice the pick of your husband behind the bush until I read all these comments and went back to look-too funny!

Cara-Mia said...

You are always finding such cool places!

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Cindy P said...

These pictures are beautiful! It looks like a wonderfully, fun day! I love aimless wandering, too!

I must say the picture where your dad has his head in a window while Will and your mom look at Hudson is my favorite though. What was he looking at? lol

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I love your outfit. You look amazing. how very cool these shots are of everyone!

Shalyn said...

Love the pictures, love your outfit and LOVE all the little adventures you go on! Your parents are adorable!

rachel said...

stop it. that picture of you on the train is AH-MAZE-ING!!! and the one of Will hiding int he bushes is absolutely killing me! he is hysterical! i love it!

Little Petite said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful family! You look great in your black maxi dress.
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Kariyah said...

Lovely pictures!!

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Megan and Justin said...

beautiful pictures!!! i love them all.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

This is exactly why I need to get out of LA and down to the south for some fun and history!

My Journey With Candida said...

Were you ever a model? If not you should be, or could be. You are very beautiful and photogenic. I guess I haven't been reading your blog long enough to know this.

What a fun day you had roaming around and around.

Amylou said...

what a beautiful adventure!

Nelah said...

Your little boy is so precious. These family pictures are priceless.

Jessica Lynn Ruud said...

Wonderful pictures........as always :) Seriously. I'm blown away every time I visit your superb blog my dear. The pictures seem so historic. Fabulous!

Bad Joan said...

These pictures are fantastic and you look absolutely gorgeous!! Looks like such a great day.

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Heather said...

lovely pictures! You are drop-dead gorgeous btw, and your little boy is so cute! nice of your parents to pose for pics, mine always throw a fit!

-Heather from lifeofapasseri.blogspot.com

Nnenna said...

Your family is so adorable! Also, I love the background of these shots! :)

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Meri said...

Your parents are adorable! The climbing pictures are my favorite

Sabrina said...

these pics are so nice! you look fantastic! great post

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Claire said...

these pics are amazing! and you look gorgeous. i love seeing pics of your family and how fun to see an old train station with a wonderful history!!!

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Lisa {A Piece of Lisa} said...

So many lovely photos! The first one looks like a fashion shoot! And I love the one with your little cutie with the yellow flowers. You're really good at finding great scenes and backgrounds for your photos!

Nina With Her Notebook said...

Your family is just so lovely. You look so happy - and I´m sure you are too :) Hudson´s just adorable!

Anna of IHOD said...

Sounds like some fun adventures to me! Love that pic of you and the hubs. So cute!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I love it! Who takes these beautiful photos of you guys whenever you're all in the picture already? It's magical!

Courtney B said...

Oh aimlessly wandering does sound wonderful!! This totally puts me in the mood to explore with Eric!
You are stunning Ashley! Love your little family :)

Alessandra said...

Love the simplicity and chicness of your dress with those gorgeous sandals. What a lovely post.

Juliette said...

Such a sweat family!

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Lynn {hearted girl} said...

what a blast pack! you and Will are so cute, each climbing your own trains but gosh, the 1st shot of you is miraculous and lovely!!! does your family ever stop having fun? it's like an ongoing, day to day way of life over there. a west coast girl wants to join in so bad it hurts! xoox ♥

Virginie's Cinema said...

Ha ha, Will is an animal of the urban wilderness!

Seems like a great time in super good company for sure :)

Virginie ♥