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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

He Dreamed of Castles…

Posted by Tracy

Anyone who knows me at all knows that, beyond God and Family, the two most important things in my life are Indiana Jones and Castles. Although I am of course exaggerating, it’s funny how close to the truth that statement really is. From as early as I can remember, castles have been a dream of mine; to live in one a lifetime ambition. Well, this past week that ambition has been fueled over and over it seems. For whatever reason, castles have been on my mind.

Perhaps the reason may be because this week I found a company that specializes in building castles! Yeah… If there was ever a website or piece of news that could distract me, showing me a company that builds castles for a living would do it. The company is called CastleMagic and has been in the business of building castles for over twenty years. They were even featured in an article published in Forbes magazine. Now when I say that they build castles, I mean the real deal. Double layered solid stone walls, towers, moats, drawbridges, and portcullises. I mean, these are my kind of people! So needless to say, I have been having a dreamy week.

I have often wondered where my passion for castles originates and why it has survived this long. Perhaps it was all the pretending I was a knight I did as a kid. Maybe it was the Role-Playing games Aaron and I lived in for so many years. Then again, it could be the fantasy books and movies that Dad got me hooked on so young. Who knows… But more and more I find that I love them simply for their architectural magnificence and beauty; their permanence and feeling of safety; their ability to inspire dreams in every individual who looks upon them.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to make this dream of building my castle a reality, but I do know that I will never stop dreaming. For those of you who haven’t caught hold of the dream quite yet, I’ve listed some of my favorite Castle Sites for learning about them and just starring at the pictures.

Castles of the World
Castles on Wikipedia
Castles For Sale
Castle Magic
Castle Links
Castle Explorer
Google Images of Castles

They are gorgeous aren’t they? God Bless!

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Anonymous Tiffany Huston said...

You and Hanna need to come out to England and visit us, and we will take you to some pretty amazing castles nearby!

May 1, 2007 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger jaaron said...

I saw a great castle when flying into Heathrow last week. I need to go back and figure out which one it was.

May 10, 2007 at 5:27 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Is Aaron thinking of over throwing the castle and taking it for himself? This I want to see. And if you get a castle, I want a pony :)

May 23, 2007 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger mom frazier said...

Room enough for a mother-in-law suite. Well....you did marry my princess...lol

June 10, 2007 at 11:33 AM  

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