Is Harbor Country getting too crowded? It certainly was on a very hot Saturday when Chuck, the
My friend Caitlin Saville, who is also an awesome photographer, had suggested a little town called Buchanan. The town was originally a mill town and was named after Senator James Buchanan who later became our 15th president. Incorporated in 1858, the town now has a population of almost 5000 people. The Buchanan Chamber of Commerce describes it as a "truly American hometown community" and we certainly could understand why. It seemed as though every house had at least one American flag hanging from a doorway and sometimes two (one at the back door as well). Don't get me wrong, it wasn't exactly Mayberry RFD but .
RFD but if you overlooked some of the depressed parts, you saw charming homes, clear lakes and farms growing cherries, peaches, pears, grapes, strawberries and raspberries. Chuck and I even called about a lovely vintage brick home that was for sale out of curiosity. It was priced at $234,00 (with four fireplaces) and across the street was an even bigger vintage home for $135,000.
There is boating, golfing, numerous farmers markets, Tabor Hill Winery,
Buchanan is less than 2 hours from