Fling off the shoes!! Pack away the jacket! Slip into flip flops and tees and make sun tea by the gallon! I’m home again in SW Florida.
Traveling is always fun for me. If the destination is wonderful, that’s even better!!
We crossed the Ohio on the Cave in Rock Ferry at the tip of southern Illinois.
My young dog, Sophie, didn't know just what to think. After this shot, I took her out to the edge of the ferry to see the water. No, no! She put all four feet down, nails out against the steel deck. She isn't a water dog!!
Taking the side roads and back roads always means interesting things to see. The opposite side of the ferry is still farm country, but the little towns all had their own individuality. One tiny burg had a huge Victorian Queen of a house - probably a dozen rooms at least. It was painted in the gay colors of that era and even had decorative shingle work in it's mansard style roof. All the other houses in town were little white clapboard boxes with rooms added on as needed. The Queen looked so regal among her more common neighbors.
In another town, maybe in Kentucky, I saw a Pamida store. Hadn't seen one in years. Tied to one of the light poles was a horse fully saddled - just another 'parked car' on the parking lot.
Raw soil in the Midwest tends to be yellow clay or deep, dark loam. As I moved into Georgia, I began to see the well-known red clay. Now, it's the white sandy soil of Florida. My houseplants that travel with me will have a shock of bright sun again.
Go traveling if you can. It's a fantastic land we live in ~pam