Friday, May 30, 2008

Drive By Madison, Alabama

Okay, all you people out there who think that people from Alabama are a bunch of hicks with couches on the front porch and trucks sitting on blocks in the drive way, I hope that this will prove that you need to come to Alabama and have some sweet tea and really see what it is like.

Madison is a suburb of Huntsville, Alabama. It is a very high tech area where most of the people are employed as engineers for all the companies that support Redstone Arsenal and Marshal Space Flight Center. Madison started as a farming community and there are still a lot of cotton farmers and cattle outside the city limits. There is even a cow pasture on the Arsenal which is really funny to see a bunch of cows on a military base. We have mountains- which are hills to you Rocky Mountain folks. We have lakes nearby. It is a beautiful place with the friendliest people in the world. Hope you enjoy seeing out town.

My house!



































Take some photos of homes near you and leave a link at The Inspired Room by Monday. Then check out all the homes across the country next week on their site.

24 comments:

Valarie said...

I know where you took those pictures! I think the front porch in picture 2 and the house in picture 10, which are the same house by the way, are the best house. ;)

blessedwith5 said...

O.k. you forget to mention that generally hicks have frigiators and warshers on the front porches as well! ha ha
Your home is lovely - the pictures you have displayed on your blog resemble homes in our area.
Thank you for sharing - it looks as if you had a great time taking pictures.

linda said...

Beautiful!!

I may just have to do a drive-by and post it like you mentioned...

Valarie said...

Hey if you want to go inside it just e.mail me and I can meet you over there. The faux painting in the powder bath in this one is awesome.

Tracye said...

So now I know where "Sweet Home Alabama" came from!

Looks like life's good over there!

I'll take any one of them... they're all gorgeous.

Deb said...

I love these houses!!! I am originally from Okla but lived in Texas for nearly 15 years... now I'm in Denver. I miss those southern houses!! Lot's of charm!
By the way... I found you on Home Sweet Home Inspiration.

Deb

Strawberry Blonde said...

SO pretty! I'm a couple hours south of you right below Birmingham. I just found your blog not long ago. Love it! I just reconnected with an old friend that lives in Madison with and engineer for a husband. Go figure!!

Thanks for the tour!

Tammy said...

My folks live in Decatur. The Madison area has just exploded over the last 20 years, I must say. Used to be a stretch of n-o-t-h-i-n-g.

Marva said...

Pretty.......you already know I am an hour south of you, just stopping in to say hi!

Great job photographing the homes!

Hope all is well and can't wait for you to visit this summer!

Blessings!!!!!!

Tami said...

Your house is gorgeous. I need to do a drive by too. I just have to get off my butt and go take some pictures.

mommyofmany said...

Beautiful homes! We lived in Madison when our first son was born. That would have been about 28+ years ago! We've moved a lot since then, but we're back in the south... not too far from you! Our family will even be in Huntsville for a couple of days later this week... following Daddy who'll be there on business.

Thanks for sharing!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, great shots! I enjoyed the tour very much, lovely places there in Alabama!!

Thanks so much for participating! I'm adding your link and will post it tomorrow!

Blessings,
Melissa

Neutral Dwelling said...

I love those iron doors!

Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! Those are some big houses! I really liked the one (5th down?) with the front porch covered in wisteria or ivy or whatever it was. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us. -Julia :-)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Delightful homes in your world! Yours is especially lovely. As one who loves small and yellow, you know which one is my fav. ;>

Thanks so much for capturing all of these for the drive-by!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

You know I'm in B'ham & those houses could be right here too. Of course, WE know how great AL is and it's great to show everyone else. I love it here!

Thanks for the tour!
Rhoda

Janet said...

Wow, those are certainly large homes, can't imagine cleaning them, but they are very pretty. I like the yellow bungalow the best!

Our Red House said...

Hi, I came here from the Inspired Room. Those houses are huge! I think there would be less than 20 suburbs in the whole of Australia where the houses are that big. Thank you for sharing.

Kate

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the drive-by of Madison! We lived there from 2000-2006 off Slaughter Rd. in Heatherwood (We now live in MI near Lake MI). I know where many of those homes are. I miss the area. Have a great day!
Nancy

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

All of these are gorgeouse, but I think #6 is my favorite. I love older homes and that climbing vine along the wrap around porch is so pretty!

Thanks so much for the very sweet words you left on my blog! You are absolutely right, God uses all kinds of relationships to reveal more about himself to us!

Love your blog! Happy Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

i loved alabama when i was there in the mid 70's for a college friend's wedding (montg'y). Huge houses you've picked!! i love the bungalow with the wrap veranda and vines. thanks for the tour!jkj

MyThreeDaughters said...

I love your family photo. I have five children too, aged between 20 and 6.
www.homesteadblogger.com/ourlittlehouseintown

The Downtown Boutique said...

Gorgeous! Where I live, even the smalles of these homes would cost upwards towards a million!

Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Just found your blog, and I have relatives in Madison. It is a great area, and I love to visit Athens where my mom is from. Cute little town, and you have to go to Dub's Burgers when visiting.
Amanda