Johnny Cash's childhood home
We traveled for miles and miles. Not a lot of traffic but lots and lots of farmland on either side of the road. Neither of us had been in this part of the country before. We were leaving Searcy AR and going to Dyess AR to visit the restored home of the Cash family. Valerie was taking a day off to tour history with this old mom.
We traveled through several scenic small towns. It made me think again about my blog, "The larger the tree, the older the house." The main street (now the highway) would run through the center of the town and the yards had huge trees with nicely maintained old homes.
We detoured for lunch and visited Wilson AR, a charming small town that has English Tudor style on all the buildings. She knows I love English Tudor so she planned well and we ate at the only restaurant in Wilson. Great food!
Then we got to Dyess just in time to get on the tour bus (with two other guests) with a guide who took us to the house. The trip was worth it. We learned so much about the Dyess Colony and the Cash family. The house, which was new at the time they moved in, had been restored to how it looked at the time with the Cash family belongings in it.
It was a great trip. I thank Valerie for taking me. Best of all was making me research the Dyess Colony and how it had been formed and how it operated. If you have not gone, GO, it is worth the drive!
Thanks, Valerie, for taking me.