August 28, 2012

obsessed.: Road trips through small towns


Every year, for work, I take short day trips/overnight trips to various places around Texas. Although I could take superhighways to pretty much everywhere I go, I try to take smaller highways through small towns (if I can get there in the same-ish amount of time and distance).

I grew up in a small town, so driving through these new-to-me places always puts a smile on my face. I love seeing main streets that are going through a revival, and my heart kind of aches when I see the main streets that are still waiting for a benefactor (or 20).

When I drive through these places, I can't help but think of Stars Hollow (the town from The Gilmore Girls). I would absolutely love to someday live in such a town, with such a fantastic cast of characters group of residents to call my neighbors.

I never stop to take actual photos of the places I pass through, but I found a couple of photos online to share. (Thank you, people of the Internet!)

This amazing building can be found in Giddings:

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This is main street Navasota:

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Brenham's downtown is super cute.

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And here's the main square of Stars Hollow, just for fun.


4 comments:

  1. I love small towns too - when we were roadtripping in the US we stopped so often just to wander around a really sweet main square or have coffee in a really enticing looking diner. (I also would love to live in Stars Hollow!)

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    1. I bet that was a total blast. I'd love to take a trip like yours someday.

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  2. i have always been obsessed with small towns all over the world and in the US in particular. Im saving for a round-the-world trip next year but my lecturer told me not to visit Southern small towns cause i will face racism which really breaks my heart because i feel so connected to these small towns that i have not even met and if my lecturer is right, i hate that i wont be able to live my dream because im a 20 year old black South African:( :( :(

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    1. That's terrible, Flora! I'd like to say that I think your lecturer is wrong, but as a white girl, I can't be certain. :/

      I do hope that you visit at least one and try it out. I'd like to think that small-town America might surprise you? <3

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