Saturday, November 26, 2011

Manatee Village-Train

Above is the General Store at Manatee Village. A blogger friend asked me to take photos of this old train for her series on old engines.
Click on Mama Bug to get info on this old train and the rest of her series


 In my quest I found a Gecko that lives on the General Store Porch Railing
 Climbing up the side of the General Store.... we grow them BIG in Florida

Ginny of Let Your Light Shine and I both love the Geico Gecko, so this post is for YOU Ginny


22 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Goodness, that is one big gecko. The general store shouldn't have any problems with flies.

The old train is really cool. Any time hubby and I see trains in our travels we have to check them out.

Grandparents H said...

Wow, what a cool surprise! Thanks, sis! I love that old train, but the gecko rules!!! He is so colorful and BIG!

Grandparents H said...

Well, I don't know why I got signed in with my old name! Maybe it has to do with commenting on my iPad? Anyway, it is Ginny, of course! I used to use this name before I had a blog!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Hum, thought I left my comment?
I like small towns and quaint shops.

That is one massive train and they have kept it in perfect condition.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a neat place for a photo shoot. Who knew the gecko would become such an art icon. Well done!

Kathy said...

Hello, I have enjoyed my visit to your blog! The train is wonderful -- I love the dogs! I hope you have a blessed day,
Your newest follower,
Kathy

From the Kitchen said...

I love old engines....and geckos!!

Best,
Bonnie

TexWisGirl said...

love it - you're taking requests now for your blog - just like i tried to take cattle for you for mine. be careful, or you'll have geckos overrunning your place now (of course, jake would like that...)

:)

SweetMarie said...

We do have big geckos in Florida. We have a lot downtown Orlando. :)
I really like the black and white train. I always like old general stores. Nice pics Sandra.

Beverly said...

I love our historical park. The old home emeinds me so much of my grandparents' home, though theirs was not so fine. My grnadpa had a sugar cane mill and the big vat.

When I was a little girl, my parents knew someone who lived upstairs in the Wiggins building, and we often went there to visit.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes, it's not TEXAS --but you all do grow big Geckos in Florida!!!!!!

Love seeing that old train...
Hugs,
Betsy

DawnTreader said...

That building looks very "Southern" :) Impressive locomotive (and good pictures of it), I took a peek at your friend's blog. My dad was crazy about old railways and engines, I can't see one without thinking of him. Before I moved away from home I had travelled more by steam engines than on modern trains because we always visited lots of museum railways on our family holidays (in Sweden and Britain).

Ginny said...

Your header is beautiful!!!! I somehow had missed it last night, was it on then? It was about three o'clock A.M. when I commented. But I'm back and looking at it in wonderment!

Deb said...

leaping lizards...that is a big gekko....looks like a fun place...

Ann said...

love the looks of that general store. That sure is some gekko and isn't he cute

Catherine said...

That's a cute gekko! Nice and colorful.
xo Catherine

MedaM said...

Cool old train, indeed!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that gecko is really cute. and thanks for sharing that lovely train pictures.

cool old train for sure!

p.s.chuckling at tex's comment.

Chatty Crone said...

I agree - that is one big Gecko - they must like heat and sun!!

sandie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is a neat place with a nice gecko!

blindpigandtheacorn.com said...

Cute Gecko : ) Love the train too.

Rose said...

I would love to be sitting in one of those rockers right now...it is cold and rainy here tonight. Chance of a wintry mix here tomorrow.