austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
austin_dern
austin_dern

Four calling birds

It seems like only eleven days ago I was writing about Crossroads Village and our 2020 visit. Well, today? I have pictures from Crossroads Village and our 2019 visit, which we did on Boxing Day. It's the most recent time we were able to go to the village and see everything, although as ever, we didn't really have time to see everything. Still, photos.

SAM_9949.jpg

Do you see Crossroads Village from here? Or do you just see cars parked in the overflow lot? Because it was an incredibly busy day, I suppose because it was right after Christmas and the weather was great --- see how lightly everyone's dressed --- and what are you going to do, not do something?


SAM_9951.jpg

The Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad, emerging from its camouflage.


SAM_9952.jpg

Entry into Crossroads Village; you can see the caboose of the railroad there.


SAM_9953.jpg

In the vintage-styled gift shop. Ah yes, New Jersey, renowned source of fine coffee beans.


SAM_9954.jpg

More counters and shelving in the gift shop, including huckleberry jams.


SAM_9956.jpg

Stepping out of the gift shop into the sunset. Here's the main street in town.


SAM_9958.jpg

Woman showing off the printing press. They do a little newsletter and a couple of postcards and such there.


SAM_9960.jpg

Typesetting forme for the Crossroads Chronicle. The big headline: ``Who Cracked The Liberty Bell?'' Notice there's a composing stick on the far side of the table.


SAM_9961.jpg

Looking back at the gift shop in the advancing darkness.


SAM_9962.jpg

Christmas tree set way out in the village's center grassy area.


SAM_9965.jpg

A stable housing some really-early-automobile parts and tools and such; I think it also has the village hearse, though not in this picture.


SAM_9972.jpg

Several Christmas tree lights seen lined up because I was feeling arty like that.


Trivia: Chang and Eng Bunker --- the ``original'' Siamese Twins --- after making their fortune touring, settled in Mount Airy, North Carolina, and married sisters Adelaide and Sarah Yates, keeping separate households (about a mile and a half apart) and spending alternating three-day stays at each. Source: Know-It-All, A J Jacobs.

Currently Reading: Canadarm and Collaboration: How Canada's Astronauts and Space Robots Explore New Worlds, Elizabeth Howell.

Tags: crossroads village, holidays
Subscribe

Posts from This Journal “crossroads village” Tag

  • And a partridge in a pear tree

    Finally, some action on my mathematics blog! How 2020 Treated My Mathematics Blog has very little mathematical content, but it is a look at what…

  • Two turtle doves

    Over on my mathematics blog I wrote almost nothing this past week. What I did write was a pretty big piece, though, a bit of computer archeology…

  • Three French hens

    Now to the center of Crossroads Village, the last time we walked around it in December 2019: The arch, and walkway, to the thing which really…

  • That's when those blue memories start calling

    In a normal year we would have gone to Crossroads Village, near Flint. Possibly before Christmas, but more likely after, in that lull between…

  • Run to the light of nights

    I returned my books to the city library today. Douglas Preston's The Lost City of the Monkey God and Martin W Sandler's Lost To Time:…

  • Run through the light of day

    Happy Stitch Day! How's my humor blog been the last week? Full of merriment and all that. Featured articles include: A Follow-Up Thought,…

  • Now everything is all right

    So there's a rumor that M-Brew, a bar, might be shuttered for good. If that turns out, it'll be the first (major?) Michigan pinball venue lost to…

  • As the bells ring out, everyone will shout, ``Happy New Year''

    We had to get up early the day after Christmas because that's when bunny_hugger's brother was going home. Not that we were driving him…

  • Three French hens

    I had a special week on my humor blog. I found excuses to write about the story comics three times, including one that I don't ordinarily cover…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments