Safely back home now, I can look back on a wonderful trip. When traveling over 7,000 miles, one is bound to come across some interesting places and sights to see. The great American Southwest offers beautiful scenery at every turn in the road.
Even the rest areas styles are unique and many offer stunning views of the landscape.
A rest area just outside of Roswell, New Mexico, provided this reminder of the Cold War that raged between Russia and the United States years ago.
On a lighter side, occasionally you run into something that is beyond description. Take this photo in downtown Quartzsite, for example:
Even behind city hall in Quartzsite, you could find something interesting like this 1,010-year-old Ironwood tree! Amazing!
A helpful volunteer at the Illinois Welcome Center Rest Area suggested we stop in Casey. It seems the little town has eleven “world’s largest” items registered and verified in the Guinness Book of World Records. Who would have thought?
You just never know what you may come across on a journey cross-country. Like the billboard I saw while shooting across Oklahoma, suggesting a visit to the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka. At first I thought, “it’ll probably be an ill-kept, tiny building without much to see”. Well, shame on me; thankfully, I put that thought aside and went anyway. I spent well over an hour at this beautiful history-filled tribute to the Seminole People, their culture and history. Learn more at their website.
This morning, I was brought back to reality with a couple inches of snow and temperature in the twenties. Thankfully, Spring is just a few weeks away and the locks at Sault Saint Marie will reopen on March 15th, ushering in another shipping season on the Great Lakes. I can’t wait to get back up there to see those huge freighters moving up and down the waterways.