Friday, April 15, 2016

Kernels of Corn: Travels to Corsicana


In the past month, we’ve traveled to Corsicana about 3 or 4 times! It is only about 25 miles from us—there is so much culture, history and shopping to be found there. Also, the Collin Street Bakery is there, they are known for the world famous FRUIT CAKE!  (maybe one day I’ll go there and show you what it’s like)

In the mean time, you get to see---

Historic Court Houses

Navarro County Old court house—I believe it is the Official’s building, I don’t think they hold court there. Currently, it is being remodeled and preserved.


First United Methodist Church-  A beautiful building… my photos don’t do it justice. The spire on the front corner stretches toward the sky!

Pearce Museum

Pearce Museum at Cook Education Center (across from Navarro College)::

I failed miserable to get a photo in front of this building, using the timer—it was starting to rain. Apparently, I can’t operate camera in the rain and stand on my mark… or get my husband to look at the camera… hahaha!


aldi food market

Oh, now he is looking at the camera!

Visited Aldi Food Market.  This is the closest one mileage-wise to us and we were already in town for the Museum—so why not?

Important to remember about Aldi (you may know this already, I did not)

  1. BYOB—bring your own (or pay for their bags or you can grab a box out of the bin)
  2. Have a quarter- You must have a quarter to unlock the cart and use it. You get it back when you return your cart … an incentive!
  3. Limited items—don’t plan to buy ALL your groceries there—the health and beauty section was  about as big as one END Cap at a normal grocery store by comparison.
  4. You only get one chance at first impressions—eh!

Back to the sights of Corsicana; I’d love to go one day and just take pictures of downtown Corsicana—

cobble stone street

They still have cobble stone streets.



They still have shops and businesses downtown. It is a thriving community.

This past week there were storms rolling through our area. Several people north of us received hail damage. We didn’t get hit with much, mostly just rain. 

stormy sky april 2016

The sunset light up the sky like a blazing fire! It was gorgeous.


This rainbow appeared for a few seconds—south east of us!

These are just a few of the happenings around here--

‘Til next time, be blessed and enjoy the journey!



My grace is sufficient for you; for My Power is made perfect in weakness.
~ 2 Cor. 12:9


“rose bud” from our side yard.


Michelle said...

Collin Street Bakery fruit cake is the BEST!!! I tell people who don't care for fruitcake to at least try these, oh my goodness. So good. I didn't get one this Christmas, what with David's heart attack. Planned to get one for my birthday in February, forgot. Mother's Day sounds good! Looks like you've had a good time and the pictures are lovely!

Ann said...

It looks like a nice town. I used to shop at Aldi's all the time. Haven't been to one in ages

Susan said...

We really enjoy the drive to Corsicana this time of year. Love the wild flowers, especially the blue bonnets. You need to try Russell Stovers next time. Go to the back to the clearance. Lots of sugar free😌. Aldi is our store of choice for produce and staples. Cheaper than Wal Mart and just like it better. Fun place to visit!

A Daughter of the King said...

It is so interesting to peek into small town life. I love the spring-green sweater, BTW :D

Leigh said...

Very good photos either way. And I have to say that I love Aldi!

Connie said...

I truly enjoyed my tour of Corsicana with you. I'll have to look it up on the map, because I remember my Mom and Dad talking about that town. We lived in Texas when I was very young, in Corpus Christi, then I lived in Dallas back in the 1960s. I love seeing old small towns that are still going strong . . . I'm not a fan of skyscrapers and big cities. Fun to visit sometimes, but more fun to drive out of on your way home, LOL.

Diane said...

Very interesting buildings. And thanks for the Aldi tips; some of those I didn't know.

Donna Wilkes said...

Thank you for taking us on a tour of Corsicana!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

We have Aldi here too. What many do here is hold the cart as you see the next person coming in and then give it to them so they don't have to spend the quarter, hoping they too will do the same thing. Sometimes no one is there and you just put it back but I've been given as many carts as I have given to other. Not an expensive thing, just a nice thing Aldi customers do here, Especially if you forgot the quarter! We like many of their things but not the mayo. Their special days are good like German week and the like. I don't go often because it is not as close but its fun once in awhile.