January 16th, 2021

krazy koati

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.


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Looking back at the gift shop in the advancing darkness.


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


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.


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.