It is August 2013. My birthday is in September. This particular one will never be forgotten.
Don't you just love that early morning feeling before a long road trip? I'm not sure if it's the thrill of a new day, the smell of fresh coffee or the anticipation of the adventure ahead. Needless to say, we had all of those wrapped up in one as we set out on our road trip from a small county in Kansas to Pennsylvania, USA.
Every little bush and tree had me all excited. I decided to "show and tell" here on my blog. Granted, not all the bushes and trees were exciting enough to make me grab my camera but heck! this is the US of A and I was going to take it a-l-l in!
Join me, if you like, and see what I saw. H-e-r-e we go! (Just before we do though, just note that these are what I like to call 'drive by shootings'. That is when you have one moment to take a picture and you seize it... from a moving vehicle.)
Animals are not fenced off from the highway and (especially) deer cross the road all the time, mostly at dusk and dawn (the cooler time of the day encouraging deer movement). If you don't see it coming you could end up with some serious damage to your car, or someone could even get killed. It can be rather strenuous driving, as you can imagine.
Saying that I stepped aside gracefully would be a lie, so let's just say I could understand he's had a lot more practice in knowing what to look out for. I decided to use the opportunity to take as many pictures of a country that I really haven't seen yet. Always look for the win-win, I say!
I could not stop talking about this trip. Imagine how one post is simply not enough. So I'll retrace my steps a little at a time. Something I really enjoyed about my travels so far was being connected with the locals as supposed to a tour group. I wonder how much - and how authentically - you get to experience a place as part of a tour group, or are you really just scratching the surface? I don't know. What do you think? I love that I can share from my personal experience rather than a travel brochure. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.