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Notes from a road trip

Today, I traveled 600 miles in a pick-up with my husband, kid, and our two dogs. It took about 12 hours to make our way from the Twin Cities in Minnesota to the woods in Michigan just south of the Mackinac Bridge. It was a beautiful day to drive - clear blue sky and not too hot. We traveled along the northern edge of Lake Michigan and the water was fairly placid today. The late afternoon sun is starting to get that August glow to it and the wildflowers have changed from the daisies of early July to Queen Anne's Lace.

There were a couple of places I wish I'd had a camera. Eastern Wisconsin has a lot of farms where they must be on a second cutting of hay. The corn is also getting pretty tall. We drove past cows, a herd of donkeys and then a large field full of sheep. All over, there are barns with quilt block patterns painted on the end. I want to do that here at our Michigan place. I just have to pick a pattern and colors. Probably not the drunkard's path or storm at sea but I'm sure I can find something good. Of all the lovely things we saw today, my favorite was driving by two large fields of sunflowers. So much yellow and so cheerful. That's when I wanted a camera.

This is also election season and there are signs everywhere for this and that. Someone running in Michigan for US Congress, I think, has the name Lon Johnson. Some graffiti artist added a well placed G, turning the sign into an advertisement of a different sort.

The other thing that I saw worth noting made my think of my flist. (Spellcheck told me there are no replacements to be found for flist. So true.) Anyhow, we drove by a diner with a sign out front announcing Taco Tuesdays. I wished so hard for there to be someone who would appreciate the true value of the question, 'do these tacos taste funny to you?'

Goodnight, all.


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Jul. 31st, 2016 11:19 am (UTC)
It's not about SPN until it is! Have an ace trip sweetheart and enjoy the down time :D

Edited at 2016-07-31 11:21 am (UTC)
Aug. 1st, 2016 01:12 am (UTC)
It's always about SPN one way or another. 8-) It's nice that it's often about my flist too.
Aug. 4th, 2016 07:12 pm (UTC)
*grins* Ditto hun, ditto :)
Jul. 31st, 2016 12:43 pm (UTC)
That sounds like such a fantastic drive! A few weeks ago I was in Utah, and I met a father and son who were driving back home to the UP (the father had just picked his son up from college in California), and they were planning to take a similar route. It sounds absolutely gorgeous, mmm. <3333

And quilt-block barns! I love that.

This is such a lovely post. <333 And hee, while we were not there at the time, *I* appreciate 'Do these taos taste funny to you?' XDD Taco Tuesdays is a thing in San Diego--I didn't realize it was also a thing in the Midwest! Maybe that diner is setting the trend. :)
Aug. 1st, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
The trip from Utah to the UP would be gorgeous but a very long ride. It does help if you have more than one driver to share the miles. I'm looking forward to watching your trip vid of Lebanon. I really like seeing the world by car or even out the window of a train. Sometimes that's even better because you go through the back of small towns. The world is an amazing place.
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