Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas in Zoar

 Where is my winter?  Instead of snow this past weekend, it poured rain.  We headed out to the country to attend Christmas in historic Zoar Village in Ohio.

 Even with the rain, the drive was beautiful.

 BTW....if you are getting word verification on my blog, it is not from me.  I have it turned off.  Apparently, blogger has added this and there is nothing I can do about.  It is a new security measure they have taken.  Maybe if enough people complain they will take it down.

 I love how this barn is decorated.

 Zoar hotel.

 The town was pretty empty.

 I don't think many people wanted to brave the pouring rain.


 Houses were open to tour.

 This brick sidewalk lines the entire town.

 The town gardens.

 The gardeners house and the greenhouse.

 People still live in a lot of the historic homes.


The tin shop. We did a bit of shopping but left early.  We were soaked and it was really cold.
On the way home we stopped in a small town to visit an amish market.

I stocked up on cheese, Amish butter, ring bologna, pepper bacon, summer sausage and honey.  I also got some fresh eggs.  A good trip overall.

13 comments:

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I always like to see photos from that town! Too bad about the rain, we have just the same weather over here much of the time. Today however we have seen the sun rather much.

I do like what You bought in that Amish market :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It just doesn't seem right to have rain instead of snow in December. Most unfair.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful town--looks like an interesting place to visit. And in spite of the rain you did not let it spoil your visit

Susan said...

That is a lovely town. Winter seems to finally be making its appearance here. However, it is leading with rain, which is rapidly turning to ice. Where is my Currier and Ives snowfall?? I hope you get your winter soon.

Lady M said...

What a gorgeous town. To bad about the weather but at least you had it to yourselves.

Robin Larkspur said...

Even rainy and dreary, your pix are beautiful. So many great houses. I noticed all the blogs have word verification now, and I hate it!

Guillaume said...

Lovely pictures, as usual.

NanaDiana said...

I do think that sometimes rainy days show places off to their best advantage. They just pop against the wet backdrop. GREAT pictures. xo Diana

Barb said...

Even in the rain, it is a very pretty town. I just love seeing the old houses!

TARYTERRE said...

Looks like you found alot of goodies in Zoar. love all the old houses.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a trip! I enjoyed every moment. I enlarge all the pictures and have a great time! I especially enjoy the photo's of the homes. It must be wonderful to go on a drive like that..a lovely road trip!
By the way...I didn't say so..but you have not only a nice looking son..but your husband! Not just handsome but such a kind face!
I have noticed that my blog has the same thing..."verification" and mine is also turned off. Wonder what's up with that?

Jim said...

What a beauty of a town! That brick sidewalk is great, eh? That must look incredible.
And those houses!
thanks for sharing this.
By the way, the word verification doesn't bother me here.....not on mine yet. Keeps the spammers at bay, I feel.

Kay said...

In Hawaii, I think of rain in the holiday season. You had a wonderful day.