Friday, January 13, 2012

Castles and dreams

Image from the internet

If I had an extra 1.8 million to spare, I might consider buying a castle.  The C.astle R.ogue's M.anor on the White River in Eureka Springs, AR is up for sale.  This castle has 15,000 square feet with 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.  There is also a G.atekeeper's C.ottage on the 17 acres. 

Haven't we all at one time in our lives wanted to live in a castle?  I did when I was a young girl.  That was a dream of mine in between wanting to be a ballerina and wanting to have my own race horse to run in the Kentucky Derby.  What can I say, I was a dreamer.   I still may have one or two.    

Do you remember the opening scene in the Sound of Music when Julie Andrews was singing on the mountain?  I would love to go to Austria and stand in just that same spot and see the marvelous views from that mountain for myself.  I would try to restrain myself from breaking into song.  That is one dream of mine.  Not that I will ever get to Austria.  There is something about those long flights...  And speaking of the Sound of Music, can you believe that the movie came out almost 47 years ago in 1965? 

What about you...have all your dreams come true or is there something you still want to do or have?  

Until next time...

31 comments:

  1. When we quit dreaming; we are near death!!!! My dreams at my age aren't too fantasical. In fact,they are so mundane, I won't share.

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  2. Well said, gld!

    I love that pic and I love ES - I had to post your pic here - http://ipad2girl.tumblr.com/

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love castles. I would have liked to live in the Ha Ha Tonka Castle--before it burned.

    My life is better than my dreams, but I still dream on.

    Brr, hope you're staying warm! My castle is shivering. :)

    Teresa

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  4. I agree with the previous comment - my life is better than my dreams! Isn't that a wonderful thing to be able to say??

    Castles are intriguing though, aren't they?

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  5. nothing wrong with dreams. what would life be without them. i'm thankful for my dreams. they are what keep me going. (:

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  6. I've enjoyed so many dreams coming to fruition... some failed or came crashing down... some have been let go... and new ones are dawning. Dream on! blessings ~ Tanna

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  7. Good Morning Cheryl! 15 degrees in my little bit of Missouri :) COLD. I like reading about your dreams. That is a beautiful place in E.S. I do have dreams but like Glenda they are not super grand dreams. I do have one grand dream~I dream about riding Dressage at the Devon Show on a beautiful bay Hanoverian. I don't have to win, just compete :) Goodness, I am sort of embarrassed to type it. Enjoy your weekend Cheryl, itsa gonna warm up!!

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  8. Please no castle for me, I'd hate cleaning that many bathrooms. Wait, if I could afford a castle, maybe I'd be able to hire a bathroom cleaner!
    Have a great weekend, hope it warms up!
    We are going to Highbee tomorrow, isn't that in your area? Winery here we come!

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  9. I would love to go to Israel.

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  10. When I was a little girl i dreamed of living in a castle just like the one in my story book- sleeping beauty- complete with pointy turrets,In my dreams.I also had a tiny cottage with little windows and the stone walls were covered in roses.

    Twenty two years ago my dreams came true,a castle just like in the story and a little stone cottage.
    That dream is now a reality, I still have dreams but not on such a grand scale,I don't want to push my luck.!!!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Carolyn.

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  11. still dreaming... probably until i die.

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  12. I just finished a restful tour of your blog (thanks to Ginny's direction to here). I'll be back for more restful scenes.

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  13. lovely, but too much to clean. although if we could afford it i guess we would have "staff"!!

    i like small, a cottage by the ocean suits me well!!

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  14. I really haven't thought about dreams in a long time. I'm just content with the life we have now. Happy my hubby is home with us every night and the threat of him being called up again is pretty slim. I didn't know such a place even existed in Arkansas! Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  15. I never tire of watching The Sound of Music. Daydream on my friend.
    Hugs,
    Pam :)

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  16. That castle is just lovely. Happy that I am not the one who has to clean it though. Of course if you could afford that, you could afford a cleaning woman.

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  17. Okay if you buy the castle can I be the grounds keeper? I think what I would like - is something I can't buy. Sandie

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  18. I read about that castle on Yahoo-wouldn't want to live there but would like a tour.

    My dreams are all on the small side-always thought I would like a cabin near Branson so we could see shows, I could shop and hubby could sleep and not have the long drive home after all that activity.

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  19. I too used to dream of, or at least jokingly say that I'd love to live in a castle. My family travelled in Britain in my teens and I've always loved visiting castles. As for what it would involve to actually live in one though... I think I've sadly grown much too practical to consider it even if I happened to come into some extra millions...!

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  20. I dream all the time. One of those is to go see some of the remaining big mansions on the Gold Coast of Long Island. They were built in the era of The Great Gatsby and do intrigue me. So many were lost to neglect when the money ran out.

    When I was a young teen I dreamed of buying whatever I wanted out of the JC Penny catalog. lol

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  21. I have always wanted to go to Austria. A blogger went recently and I followed her posts, it is even better than I would have thought. Gosh, I had no idea The Sound Of Music was that old!!!

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  22. my hubby and i had a dream, it did not happen and we have given up on it. we wanted to sell our house when i retired and move to Ormond Beach FL,the other side of the state from where we are, we planned and dreamed and he retired and 8 years later i retired and we did not count on the bottom dropping out of real estate. our house dropped in worth from 269 to 149 and now to 99 so here we sit. and we know we will not live long enought for it to come back, since i am 67 and he is 75, so now we just dream about eating dinner out on saturday.

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  23. A cabin in the woods has been a long time dream. If this economy keeps tanking, it could become a reality. I'd like to see that spot in Austria, too. Instead I content myself with visits to Linds at Rocking Chair Relections. She's visiting her sister in Switzerland...oh the views!

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  24. WOW...now THAT's a castle! I came to visit your blog because you visited me and boy oh boy am I glad. First I learned YOU also got the WONDERFUL award so big congratulations to you too....and second, I like your photos a lot. Mom and I signed up.....I know I'm "one spoiled cat" but I'm one spoiled cat who likes new friends too!

    Sammy, OSC

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  25. I never dreamed of living in a castle. I did dream of living in a log cabin and now I do.
    I think we should always dream, but not be obsessed by them.
    I can't believe The Sound of Music is that old!

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  26. Yikes, could have done with out the 47 year old reminder. Goodness.
    I would not want a castle but wouldn't mind having a friend who owned one.
    My dream when a child was to own a thousand acres so I could provide a home for all the old horses. Black Beauty moved me.

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  27. One of my nicknames is "dreamchaser". I've always wanted to have a successful business that would help single moms and animals. Our long term dream is to own a home in NC on about 20 acres with a lot of trees and animals. Our doggies could run, hubby and I could take walks on our own land and our son could one day build his home there as well. Don't give up on your dreams!

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  28. I saw the snippet about the castle on the internet today... a beautiful house, but our little home is our castle here. I have to admit, though that I would love to go to that same mountain in Austria... and burst into song!

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  29. A dream, mmmm, gonna have to think about that. I would love to live by the ocean. A warm beach with white sand and beautiful, blue water. That's my dream!

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  30. OH my, that's amazing. Huge!! You'd have to hire several people just to keep it clean.
    OH, you should go to Austria! Just sleep on the plane and you will be fine.

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  31. A castle in Arkansas- my goodness! Can't say I've ever hankered to live in one.. I would like to live in the mountains though- that's one I have been thinking about lately.

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