Off to church (in the Suburban).
Too cold for my wife on the bike, plus we were not sure what we were doing afterwards.
After getting home we set out to place a new Southern Tag.
Off through the woods we go to get to Smithville.
An old stage coach stop back in the 1700's
I thought about using a picture of the rear of the Smithville Inn
that faced the lake.
The picture didn't come out too well for recognition of what it is so I decided to go with the front view.
Here is their Historic Marker sign.
Now as historic as they advertise their inn is I could not find much history about it.
Smithville has been made into a Village of Shops.
A tourist attraction called Historic Smithville & Village Greene
I did finally find some history here
and the process it took to make Smithville what it is today.
This sand sculpture is in front of the right window before you go in the front door.
Across the lake you can see a number of brightly colored buildings.
This place is a beehive of activity in the Summer months.
One of the shops is this Grist Mill Gifts.
Looks like the water wheel needs some work.
Next door to the mill is this great curiosity shop.
They have all kinds of interesting stuff there to spend your money on.
It is a nice place to visit.
Especially if you are looking for something unusual or if you just want to take a stroll around some interesting buildings.
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