Took another back roads ride in the country, today. I went with my cousin, Terri and her BFF, Myra. It was on purpose this time, we had a destination in mind. Terri came across a picture of an old church and after some research, we found it in Peak, SC.
And here she is....
St. Simon's Episcopal Church
Her bones and a few adornments are still there, but this lady is going fast. In the picture we saw online, she still had her steeple, which was a cross. As you can see here, the cross is gone.
We were baffled at how well her windows were holding up.
I can almost hear the choir singing...."In the sweet by and by".
And then, we went around back. There.......in the midst of the ramble of vines, we saw this.
As beautiful as it gets......
Just a few feet away, Terri found this old, very deep well.
And then, she saw this old water pail hanging on a tree.
After a couple more stops and lunch, we were looking for Old Main St. in Chappells, SC. Chappells is just a crossroad, with a gas station and Post Office and Old Main St. must have been the hub for a little more, but for whatever reason, is dried up now. We had seen some old pictures taken there and went on the hunt. This little town is actually where my mailing address is, although we live further down the road on the lake. Anyway, we found Old Main St. and just off the road....a few old buildings. I've included two here. Old Chappells reminded me of Whistle Stop in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes". I think I found the pit where they barbecued old Frank. Ha!
I believe this was an old house. Barely standing or should I say leaning....the surrounding trees seem to be holding her up. Just behind this old house stood the building below.
Now, this building was a mystery. It straddles a creek...that was neat. It looked steady enough so we climbed inside. We saw some old things that looked like it could have been harnesses of some sort to hook a horse up to....almost like a collar that would pull a plow, but this one was much wider. And then we saw some old logs that one side had been planed. So, I believe that it may have been some sort of saw mill. Although there wasn't much water in the creek below it, I wondered if back in the day the creek was used to move logs. Hmmm, may never know.
Today's adventure was awesome! Can't wait to go again.